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Kate Ziegler, PRONOUNCED: ZIG-ler

BackgroundEdit

Career Highlights:Edit

Broke the longest-standing swimming world record when she shattered Janet Evans' world record in the 1500m freestyle in June of 2007 ... Won World Championship gold in the 800 and 1500m freestyle in 2007 ... double gold medalist in the 800m and 1500m free at the 2006 Pan Pacifics and 2005 World Championships ... has won four medals (one of them gold) in two appearances at the SC World Champs (2004 & 2006) ... first broke Sippy Woodhead’s 25-year-old American record in the 800m free at the 2005 FINA World Cup stop in New York, which at the time was the oldest American record on the books ... took down two of Janet Evans’ distance freestyle records within a short period of time, setting new marks in the 500y free (Feb. ’06) and 1000y free (Dec. ’05)

World ChampionshipsEdit

2007: Gold, 800m/1500m FR; 6, 400m FR ... 2005: Gold, 800m FR & 1500m FR

Duel in the Pool History:

2007: Gold, 400m FR; Bronze, 200m FR

2007 World Rankings: Edit

13th, 200m free; 3rd, 400m free; 1st, 800m free; 1st, 1500m free

2006 World Rankings: Edit

55th, 200m free; 2nd, 400m free; 2nd, 800m free

2005 World Rankings: Edit

72nd, 200m free; 11th, 400m free; 1st, 800m free; 1st, 1500m free

Briefly:

Finished seventh in the 2007 10K Open Water Grand Prix

Records:Edit

Former WR holder in 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (Prelim), set at 2006 SC World Champs ... Holds WR in 1500m FR, set at 2007 CA SMC ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 800m FR (Short Course Meters), set at 2006 US FINA World Cup ... Holds NAG (17-18) in 1500m FR, set at 2007 CA SMC ... Former NAG (17-18) holder in 1500m FR, set at 2007 World Championships

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

400m Free (3): '07 SUM, '06 SUM, '04 SUM 800m Free (3): '07 SUM, '05 SUM, '05 SPG 1500m Free (3): '05 SUM, '05 SPG, '04 SUM

Details

General Accolades: 2005 USA Swimming Female Performance of the Year (World Champs 1500m free) National Teams: Three-time National A Team (2004-06) … 2004 National Junior Team All-Star Team: Two-time (2005-06) High School: Two-time High School All-American (2003-04)


Personal:

High School: Bishop O’Connell HS '06 College: George Mason '10

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams

Interior decorating or psychology … loves fashion, and has 

considered becoming a personal shopper

Parents, siblings, Village,and Community

Parents: Don and Cathy … father is President of First Service Bank, and mother is a homemaker. Sibling(s): Older brother (David) graduated from MIT … older sister (Anne) attended Mary Washington Sports Played Before Swimming: Basketball, softball Hobbies Outside the Pool: Shopping Most Influential Person: Her coach, Ray Benecki Charities: Serves as a "clean water ambassador" for the Global Water Foundation Sponsor(s): Speedo

Training Notes

2008

Swims 11,000 meters/yards per day, 2-4 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Likes to celebrate a big win by going out with her mom and getting her nails done ... turned professional in April 2006, forgoing her eligibility to swim for a college


Splash:

  • Four World medals (4g)

International Medals

2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 1500m FR (NAG (17-18)) 2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Gold, 400m FR; Bronze, 200m FR 2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 800m FR 2006 SC World Champs 2006: Bronze, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (WR) 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 1500m FR

Top TimesEdit

Event 400m FR 800m FR 1500m FR Best 4:04.24 8:18.52 15:42.54 Year Jul 07 Mar 07 Jun 07

2008Edit

Swimvitational - 1 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR 08 SCSC GP - 7 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 800m FR 08 OSU GP - 3 Final, 200m FR; t1 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 800m FR

2007Edit

SUM NATS - 3 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR MoO DiP - t3 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR WORLD - 6 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR (NAG (17-18))

2006Edit

PAN PAC - 4 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR SUM NATS - 10 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 800m FR Santa Clara GP - 1 Final, 1500m FR SC WORLD - 1 Final, 400m FR (Short Course Meters); 3 Final, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (WR) SPG CHAMPS - 13 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR

2005Edit

SUM NATS - 9 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR MoO DiP - 1 Final, 400m FR WORLD - 1 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR WC TRIALS - 12 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR

2004Edit

SUM NATS - 10 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR OLY TRIALS - 5 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR 2003 SUM NATS - 27 Final, 800m FR; 11 Final, 1500m FR 2002 US Open - 12 Final, 400m FR; 8 Final, 800m FR SUM NATS - 55 Final, 800m FR; 20 Final, 1500m FR

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