National Team

Robert Margalis   

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Career Highlights

2011 ConocoPhillips National Champion in the 400m IM, in addition to a fifth place finish in the 200m IM ... Captured third place in the 400m IM at the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships … Won a silver medal in the 400m IM at the 2008 SC Worlds ... finished seventh in the 400m IM at the 2005 World Championships … gold medalist in the 400m IM at the 2003 Pan American Games … won his second National
Title in the 400m IM (and third overall), and finished a close second in the 1500m free at the 2005 ConocoPhillips Summer Nationals … competed in four events at the 2001 World Champs

Pan Ams History

2007: Silver, 200m/400m IM & 800m FR-R; 4, 1500m FR; 7, 200m IM ... 2006: Silver, 400m IM; 5, 400m FR; 6, 1500m FR ... 2003: Won gold in the 400m IM

SC Worlds History

2008: Silver, 400m IM

Olympic Trials History

2012: 8th, 400 IM, 13th, 200 IM, 16th 200 Fl... 2008: 3rd 400IM, 6th (t) 200IM, 7th 1500Fr, 21st 200Fr

U.S. Nationals History

2010: 3, 400m IM ... 2009: 4, 400m IM; 7, 200m IM

U.S. Nationals History

2011 Winter- Silver 400 IM

2007 World Rankings

61st, 400m free; 37th, 800m free; 79th, 1500m free; 69th, 200m fly; 18th, 200m IM, 20th, 400m IM

2006 World Rankings

58th, 200m free; 26th, 400m free; 32nd, 1500m free; 80th, 200m back; 36th, 200m IM; 5th, 400m IM

Fun Facts

High School

Clearwater HS '99 (GED)


Georgia '05

College Major

Consumer Economics/Housing


Bob and Caryn ... father is in sales, and mother is in accounting


Proposed to his wife, Beth (a swimmer), on May 17, 2006 ... he made her the same meal as on their first Valentines Day together (tortellini and bagel bites), then proposed by giving her a ring he made out of the wrapper from a Dove dark chocolate ... Beth swam in the Olympic trials and was a 2006 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American


Younger sister (Stephanie) swam at the University of South Carolina ... younger sister (Melanie) is also a swimmer

Sports Played Before Swimming

Soccer, tae kwon do


Robo because he drank a gallon of whole milk and kept it down


One fish (Emilie) ... used to have one rabbit (Herbie), but "he jumped off his third-floor balcony and died."

Hobbies Outside the Pool

Playing raquetball, video games, golfing, reading, cycling, running

Ultimate Way to Relax

Reading a book, throwing a frisbee in the sun

Most Influential Person

Parents ... "Because they are hard workers and taught me to be the same."

Training Stats

Swims 20,000 meters/yards per day, 5-6 hours a day, 6 days a week

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