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Chad La Tourette   

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Career Highlights

Finished fifth in the 1500m free at the 2011 FINA World Championships ... At the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships, took sixth in the 800m free ... 2010 National Champion in the 1500m free … finished fourth in the 5K open water swim at 2008 Open Water Worlds ... placed fourth in the 10K at the 2007 Open Water World Championship Trials ... finished 10th in the 5K and 13th in the 10K at the
2007 Open Water National Championships ... captured two Gold medals at the 2007 World University Games in the 800m free and 1500m free

World Champs History

2011: 5th 1500 Fr, 6th 800 Fr

Pan Pacs History

2010: Silver, 1500m FR; Silver, 800m FR

WUGs History

2009: Silver, 800m FR-R(pr); 7, 200m BR ... 2007: Gold, 800m FR/1500m FR

Duel in the Pool History

2009: Silver, 800m FR; 4, 400m FR

Olympic Trials History

2012: 3rd, 1500 Fr, 10th, 400 Fr... 2008: 3rd 1500 Fr, 6th 400 Fr

U.S. Nationals History

2010: 1, 1500m FR; 4, 400m FR ... 2005 Spring Nationals Male Rookie of the Meet.

NCAA History

2011(Jr): 2nd 1650y Fr, 6th 500y Fr ... 2010 (So): 1, 1650y FR ... 2009 (Fr): 2, 1650y FR

NCAA History

2012: 2nd 1650 Fr, 3rd 500 Fr

2007 World Rankings

78th, 400m free; 5th, 800m free; 11th, 1500m free

Fun Facts

High School

Mission Viejo HS ’07


Stanford '12

Future Professional Aspirations

Something in business


Ken and Pam


One younger brother (Matthew) and one younger sister (Megan)

Sports Played Before Swimming

Soccer, baseball, water polo


Frenchie … “People thought I was a real Frenchman, so they started calling me Frenchie even though I have only 1/8 French heritage.”


Two dogs (Fluffy and Haley)

Hobbies Outside the Pool

Golfing, fishing, going to the beach, nintendo

Ultimate Way to Relax

Listening to the 80s classics ... "relax.”

Most Influential Person

Parents ... "They've supported and respected all my decisions."

Training Stats

17,000 meters/yards per day, 4 hours a day, 6 days a week


Academic All American


Music: Reel Big Fish, Mighty Mighty, Bosstones, The Specials, The Clash, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Daft Punk ... movie: Star Wars - A New Hope ... TV: Lost

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