Brendan Hansen

Havertown, Pa.
BIRTHDATE    August 15, 1981
HEIGHT    6' 0" (182.9 cm)
BIRTHDATE August 15, 1981
HEIGHT 6' 0" (182.9 cm)
CLUB NAME
Unattached
COACH NAME
Edwin Reese
FAST FACTS
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2008, 2004)

  • Six Olympic Games medals (3g, 1s, 2b)

FUN FACTS
  • High School Haverford HS ...00

  • College University of Texas ...05

  • College Major Kinesiology

  • Future Professional Aspirations Communications

  • Parents Buzz and Miriam ... father is retired and mother is a homemaker

  • Spouse Married his wife Martha in 2010

  • Sibling(s) Older brother (Sean) is the head swim coach and assistant AD at Haverford Prep in Havertown, Pa. ... younger sister (Megan) swims at Southern Connecticut

  • Started Swimming Age 4 ... "my bro did it"

  • Nickname(s) B ... nicknamed ...B... because in the south, everyone says Brandon instead of Brendan, so he told people to call him B instead

  • Pet(s) Two dogs, Finn (Springer Spaniel) and Henry (mutt)

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool Hunting, fishing, camping, going to the lake, photography

  • Most Influential Person Parents ... "They are the best."

  • Affiliated non-profits or Organizations Colin's Hope in Austin

  • Training Stats Swims 10k a day ... 4 hours a day, 6 days a week

  • More Has two tattoos: Olympic rings and Longhorn; got them because they were his two biggest accomplishments ... first job was lifeguarding ... speaks Spanish ... has to touch the water before each race ... known in high school as "the guy that shaved his legs"

  • Favorites U.S. city: Austin, Texas ... int'l destination: Paris ... band: Coldplay ... celebrity: Owen Wilson ... summer activity: camping ... place to be when not competing: in the mountains ... family tradition: Christmas Eve dinner ... movie: Big Lewboski ... tv: Two and a Half Men

Career Highlights
  • Took gold in the 400m medley relay and bronze in the 100m breast at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
  • Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing first in the 100m breast
  • Won the 100m and 200m breast at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships
  • Earned a gold and set a world record in the 400m med-relay at the 2008 Olympic Games; also placed fourth in the 100m breast
  • Qualified for the 2008 Olympics by placing first in the 100m breast at Trials
  • won gold in the 100m and silver in the 50m breast at the 2007 FINA World Championships
  • in 2006, set three world records in the span of 20 days in August, breaking the 100m breast WR once and the 200m breast WR twice
  • won three medals (gold, silver, bronze) at the 2004 Olympic Games
  • was a triple gold medalist at the 2006 Pan Pacifics and 2005 World Championships
  • first international medal was gold in the 200m breast at the 2001 World Champs
  • while swimming for the University of Texas, was the NCAA champion in the 100 and 200 breast all four years
  • named Male Swimmer of the Meet after sweeping the breaststroke races and winning gold on the American record-setting 400m med-relay at the 2004 SC World Champs.
Olympics History
  • 2012: Gold 4x100 Med-R, Bronze 100 Br
  • 2008: Gold, 4x100m MR; 4, 100m BR
  • 2004: Gold, 400m MR(WR); Silver, 100m BR; Bronze, 200m BR
World Champs History
  • 2007: Gold, 100m BR; Silver, 50m BR
  • 2005: Gold, 100m BR/200m BR/400m MR
  • 2003: Silver, 100m BR; Bronze, 200m BR
  • 2001: Gold, 200m BR
Pan Pacs History
  • 2006: Gold, 100m BR & 200m BR(WR) & 400m MR
  • 2002: Gold, 200m BR & 400m MR(WR) ; Silver, 100m BR
SC Worlds History
  • 2004: Swept BR & gold in 400m MR(WR)
  • 1999: no medals
Olympic Trials History
  • 2012: 1st, 100m BR; 4th, 200m BR
  • 2008: 1st, 100m BR; 4th, 200m BR
  • 2004: 1st, 100m BR; 1st, 200m BR

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