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Pronounced: SAN-den-oh

BackgroundEdit

Career Highlights:Edit

A two-time Olympian who has won four medals (gold, silver, two bronze) … anchored the 800m free relay that captured gold and broke the 17-year-old world record at the 2004 Olympic Games … also won silver in the 400m IM in American record time, bronze in the 400m free and narrowly missed a medal in the 200m fly (she took fourth) … followed up her Olympic run with a stellar four gold-medal performance at '04 Short Course Worlds just two months after leaving Athens … at the 2000 Games, earned bronze in the 800m free … former American record holder in the 400 IM (lcm) and current American record holder in the 400 IM (Short Course Meters) … owns 10 career U.S. National titles

Olympics:Edit

2004: Gold, 800m FR-R(WR); Silver, 400m IM(United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); Bronze, 400m FR; 4, 200m FL ... 2000: Bronze, 800m FR

World ChampionshipsEdit

2005: Gold, 800m FR-R(CR); Bronze, 400m IM ... 2001: Bronze, 800m FR & 200m FL

Pan Am GamesEdit

Will represent the U.S. at the 2007 Pan American Games in July ... gold medalist in the 400m FR & 800m FR(GR) at the 1999 Pan Am Games.

World University Games:Edit

2007: Gold, 200m IM; Gold, 800m FR-R; Silver, 400m IM; 5, 200m FL

2007 World Rankings: Edit

58th, 200m free; 68th, 400m free; 82nd, 100m fly; 17th, 200m fly; 4th, 200m IM; 18th, 400m IM

2006 World Rankings: Edit

62nd, 200m free; 138th, 100m back; 22nd, 200m fly; 9th, 200m IM; 15th, 400m IM

2005 World Rankings: Edit

56th, 100m free; 29th, 200m free; 76th, 400m free; 10th, 200m IM; 6th, 400m IM

Records:Edit

Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 400m IM (Short Course Meters), set at 2004 US SCM World Champs ... Former (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) holder in 400m IM, set at 2004 Olympic Games ... Holds USO in 200m IM (Short Course Meters), set at 2004 Women's NCAA Champs

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Swim TitlesEdit

200m IM (1): '03 SUM 200m Fly (2): '03 SUM, '01 SPG 400m IM (7): '03 SUM, '03 SPG, '01 SPG, '00 SUM, '00 SPG, '99 SUM, '99 SPG

DetailsEdit

General Accolades: 2004 USA Swimming Comeback Athlete of the Year ... two-time Relay Performance of the Year (2004 Olympic and 2005 World Champ 800m free relays) National Teams: Six-time National A Team (1999-01, 03-05) … two-time National B Team (1998, 06) All-Star Team: Four-time (2000-01, 03-04) Meet Honors: 2003 Summer Nationals Kiphuth Award … two-time Spring Nationals Kiphuth Award (1999, 01) Collegiate: Was team captain for two years at the Univ. of Southern Calif.

Personal:Edit

High School: El Toro HS '01 College: USC '06 College Major: History

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams Edit

Broadcasting … was a commentator for the 2006 Women’s 

NCAA Championships

Family, Village, Community Edit

Parents: Tom and Jill … father is a site manager for John Laing Luxury Homes in Newport Beach, Calif., and mother is a homemaker Sibling(s): Two older sisters (Amy and Camlyn) … Amy is the mother of three, and Camlyn is the mother of two Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, cross country, dance, volleyball Hobbies Outside the Pool: Shopping, traveling, public speaking, wake boarding, spending time with family

Splash:Edit

Two-time Olympian (2004, 2000) Four Olympic Medals (1g, 1s, 2b)

International MedalsEdit

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R; Gold, 200m IM; Silver, 400m IM 2006 SC World Champs 2006: Bronze, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (WR); Silver, 200m IM (Short Course Meters) 2005 World Championships 2005: Bronze, 400m IM 2004 Olympic Games 2004: Gold, 800m FR-R (WR); Silver, 400m IM (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); Bronze, 400m FR 2000 Olympic Games 2000: Bronze, 50m FR

Top TimesEdit

Event 200m FR 200m FL 200m IM 400m IM Best 1:59.55 2:08.18 2:12.13 4:34.95 Year Jul 04 Aug 04 Aug 07 Aug 04

2008Edit

Swimvitational - 10 Final, 100m FL; 2 Final, 400m IM 08 SCSC GP - 7 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 800m FR 08 OSU GP - 5 Final, 200m FR; t1 Final, 200m FL; t1 Final, 200m IM; t2 Final, 400m IM

2007Edit

SCY NATS - 7 Final, 200y FL; t3 Final, 200y IM; t2 Final, 400y IM; 4 Final, 400y FR-R; 2 Final, 800y FR-R; 6 Final, 400y MED-R WUGS - 5 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM; 1 Final, 800m FR-R SCSC GP - 19 Final, 100m FR; 4 Final, 200m FR; 11 Final, 100m FL Namesnik GP - 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 100m BK; 3 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM MoO DiP - 5 Final, 200m FL; 4 Final, 200m IM; 5 Final, 400m IM

2006Edit

US OPEN - 1 Final, 200m FL; 2 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 8 Final, 200m FL; 3 Final, 200m IM; 3 Final, 400m IM SC WORLD - t6 Final, 100m IM (Short Course Meters); 2 Final, 200m IM (Short Course Meters); 5 Final, 400m IM (Short Course Meters); 3 Final, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (WR)

2005Edit

MoO DiP - 2 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM WORLD - 3 Final, 400m IM WC TRIALS - 9 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR; 8 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM

2004Edit

OLY - 3 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 200m FL; 2 Final, 400m IM (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 800m FR-R (WR); 1 Final, 800m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 800m FR-R (OR) OLY TRIALS - 3 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 6 Final, 800m FR; 2 Final, 200m FL; 5 Final, 200m FL; 3 Prelim, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM 124

2003Edit

SUM NATS - 3 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM MoO DiP - 1 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 400m IM SPG NATS - 16 Final, 400m FR; 5 Final, 800m FR; 2 Final,

Personal:Edit

(continued) CAREER STATS: (continued) Ultimate Way to Relax: Lay out at the beach, go to parent’s house for the weekend SPG NATS - 16 Final, 400m FR; 5 Final, 800m FR; 2 Final, Most Influential Person: Parents and family … “They just mean the world to me.” 200m FL; 1 Final, 400m IM Charities: Travels around the country promoting asthma awareness 2002 SUM NATS - 6 Final, 200m FL; 11 Final, 400m IM Sponsor(s): Nike, Penta, Mutual of Omaha, Glaxosmithkline, Toyota 2000 OLY - t3 Final, 50m FR

Training Notes Edit

2008Edit

Swims 19,000 meters/yards per day, five hours a day, six days a week Injuries: Suffered a career threatening back injury (stress fracture) in 2001 that took six months to diagnose ... she continued to swim, but it wasn’t until the 2003 Spring Nationals that she returned to top form More: Gave up future college eligibility after 2004 Olympic Trials … was the fifth woman behind Kristine Quance-Julian (’98), Janet Evans (‘91), Sippy Woodhead (‘78), Tracy Caulkins (‘78) and Shirley Babashoff (‘75) to qualify for World Championships in four individual events (2001) More: Transferred to Club Wolverine to train under Bob Bowman in May 2006 after graduating from college More: If she could be great at another sport, it would be surfing because “it’s a great workout, it’s such a rush and you get to travel to amazing beaches all over the world. It’s such a laid-back lifestyle.” Favorites: U.S. city: Laguna Beach, Calif. ... int'l destination: Brazil ... summer activity: going to the beach, shopping ... family tradition: opening one present on Christmas Eve, “and it’s always pajamas!” ... TV show: Entourage ... Movie: Boondock Saints and Lords of Dogtown

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