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Charlie Houchin   

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Career Highlights

Won gold in the 800m free relay at the 2013 FINA World Championships ... Qualified for the 2013 FINA World Championships with a fourth-place finish in the 200m free at Phillips 66 Nationals ... Took gold in the 800m free relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London ... Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing sixth in the 200m free ... Took third in the 400m free at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National
Championships ... Earned the third place finish in the 400m freestyle at the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships …took eighth in the 400m free and 800m free relay at CP Summer Nationals ... finished fifth in the 400m free at CP Summer Nationals

Olympics History

2012: (pr) Gold, 4x200m FR-R

World Champs History

2013: Gold, 800m FR-R ... 2011: 14th, 400m FR

Pan Pacs History

2010: 5th, 400m FR; 8th, 800m FR

Pan Ams History

2011: Gold, 400m FR

Olympic Trials History

2012: 6th, 200m FR; 4th, 400m FR ... 2008: 43rd, 400m FR, 62nd, 1500 FR; 69th (t) 200m FL; 77th, 200m FR

U.S. Nationals History

2013: 4th, 200m FR; 3rd, 400m FR


The 11th fastest U.S. All-Time performer in the 400m FR

Fun Facts

High School

Enloe HS '06


Michigan, '10

College Major

Sport Management


Parents (Eddy and Jane) were both All-American swimmers at North Carolina State ... Jane is a former American record holder in the 200y free relay


Has an older brother (Joe) who swims at George Mason University and a younger sister (Abby) who also swims

Started Swimming

Age 4 ... "I always did what my brother did - I followed him into the pool."

Sports Played Before Swimming

Baseball, soccer


One dog (Kipper), who is a wheaten terrier

Hobbies Outside the Pool

Enjoys television production and helps produce top-quality video projects for his high school … interested in Naval Special Warfare

Ultimate Way to Relax

Spending an evening on the porch


Holiday tradition: Going home for Christmas ... Team: Michigan

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