- United States (also known as USA) swimming star in 2008.
His coach at Texas, Eddie Reese, who is also the U.S. men's head coach, had always told him kicking was his gift, but Weber-Gale didn't figure out how to fully integrate it into his stroke until this March 2008. Since then he has lowered his PRs by a second in the 50 and a second and a half in the 100.
- Swimmer at University of Texas
- in 2008 = 22 DOB: Aug 6, 1985
- 6' 2" (188.0 cm) 178 lbs (80.7 kg)
- Hometown = [[Milwaukee, Wis.
- in 2008 resides in Austin, Texas
- former resident of Stevens Point, Wis.
- Coach = Eddie Reese
- Wikipedia:Garrett Weber-Gale
- USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.
Won his first NCAA title in the 100y free in 2006 ... swam prelims for the winning 400m free relay at both the 2007 and 2005 World Championships ... won his first U.S. national title in the 100m free at the 2004 Nationals … narrowly missed a spot on the 2004 Olympic Team, finishing seventh in the 100m free at Olympic Trials
Won gold at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships swimmimg prelims of the 400m FR-R
2007(Sr): 2, 400y MR-R; 3, 100y FR; 5, 200y/400y FR-R; 6, 50y FR; 11, 100y BK
2007 World Rankings: Edit
31st, 50m free; 15th, 100m free
2006 World Rankings: Edit
32nd, 50m free; 30th, 100m free
2005 World Rankings: Edit
22nd, 50m free; 24th, 100m free
100m Free (1): ’04 SUM
Collegiate: 2005 Big 12 Freshman of the Year High School: High school Academic All-American Age Group: 2003 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Swimmer of the Year
High School: Nicolet HS ’03 College: Texas ’08 College Major: Corporate Communications Graduate Studies: Entrepreneurship
Family, Village, Community Edit
Parents: Mark Gale and Diane Weber … father is the COO and Creative Director of an advertising agency, and mother is a real estate agent ... mother swam at Centenary College Sibling(s): Older sister (Hillary) attended the Rhode Island School of Design Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, basketball, golf, sailing Nickname(s): G-dubs, G, Weber-Grill Hobbies Outside the Pool: Sailing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, writing, fishing Ultimate Way to Relax: Sailing, laying on the beach Most Influential Person: Grandfather … “He always worked hard to provide for his family, was always willing to help others, loved his family dearly and was a cowboy at heart." Charities: The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Training Notes Edit
Swims 7-10,000 meters/yards per day, 2-4 hours a day, 6 days a week Favorites: Movies: The Man from Snowy River, The Return to Snowy River ... t.v. shows: Seinfeld, Emeril Live, Good Eats, Real Housewives of Orange County ... music: Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, Rascall Flatts
- Two World Medals (2g)
2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 400m FR-R (pr) 2005 World Championships 2005: Gold, 400m FR-R (pr)
Event 50m FR 100m FR 200m FR 400m FR Best 21.93 48.50 1:49.06 4:18.10 Year Mar 08 Mar 08 Mar 08 Jun 04
2007 MoO DiP - 6 Final, 100m FR 2006 SUM NATS - 7 Final, 50m FR; 5 Final, 100m FR NCAA - 7 Final, 50y FR; 1 Final, 100y FR; 9 Final, 100y BK 2005 SUM NATS - 4 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 100m FR MoO DiP - 6 Final, 100m FR WORLD - 1 Final(pr), 400m FR-R WC TRIALS - 4 Final, 50m FR; 4 Final, 100m FR 2004 SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m FR; 9 Final, 200m FR; 9 Final, 100m BK OLY TRIALS - 7 Final, 100m FR; 7 Final, 100m FR 2003 SUM NATS - 22 Final, 50m FR; 9 Final, 100m FR SPG NATS - 11 Final, 100m FR; 24 Final, 100m BK 2002 US Open - 10 Final, 50m FR; 7 Final, 100m FR; 13 Final, 100m BK; 17 Final, 100m FL