Jason Lezak

Irvine, Calif.
BIRTHDATE    November 12, 1975
HEIGHT    6' 4" (193.0 cm)
BIRTHDATE November 12, 1975
HEIGHT 6' 4" (193.0 cm)
CLUB NAME
Evolution Racing Club (EVO-CA)
COACH NAME
Jeffrey Julian

FOLLOW
FAST FACTS
  • Four-time Olympian (2012, 2008, 2004, 2000)

  • Eight Olympic Games medals (4g, 2s, 2b)

  • Six World Champs LCM medals (4g, 1s, 1b)

FUN FACTS
  • High School Irvine HS '94

  • College California - Santa Barbara '99

  • College Major Business/Economics

  • Job Outside of Swimming Motivational speaker

  • Parents David and Linda ... father has retired from leather goods sales, and mother is an elementary school science teacher

  • Spouse Married Danielle DeAlva on April 24, 2004 ... she competed at the Pan American Games for Mexico in swimming ... is a registered nurse ... the couple has two children, Ryan and Blake

  • Sibling(s) Older sister (Nicole) attended Chapman University and is a social worker ... younger sister (Erin) attended UC-Santa Barbara and is a teacher

  • Started Swimming Age 5

  • Sports Played Before Swimming Basketball, baseball, soccer, water polo

  • Pet(s) One dog (Bailey), who is a lab

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool Spending time with his wife and kids

  • Ultimate Way to Relax Watching television

  • Most Influential Person Parents ... "Because of their continued support throughout the years."

  • Affiliated non-profits or Organizations Maccabi Games, creates awareness of Israel and Jewish identity

  • Training Stats Swims 3,500 yards per day, 1.5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Career Highlights
  • Took silver in the 400m free relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
  • Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing sixth in the 100m free
  • Earned a bronze medal in the 400m free relay at the 2011 FINA World Championships
  • Finished fifth in the 50m free at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships
  • Took third place in the 100m free at the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships
  • Earned a gold medal and set a world record by anchoring the 400m free-relay and the 400 med-relay at the 2008 Olympic Games; also won a bronze in the 100m free
  • Member of the gold medal-winning 400m free-relay at the 2007 FINA World Championships
  • Earned three medals at the 2006 Pan Pacifics, including individual silver in the 100m free and relay gold on the 400m free and med-relays
  • Gold medalist on world record-breaking 400m med-relay at the 2004 Olympic Games, in addition to winning bronze in the 400m free-relay
  • His freestyle split at the 2004 Games was the second-fastest performance by an American
Olympics History
  • 2012: Silver, 4x100m FR-R (pr)
  • 2008: Gold, 4x100m Med-R; Gold, 4x100m FR-R; Bronze, 100m FR
  • 2004: Gold, 4x100m Med-R; Bronze, 4x100m FR-R; 5th, 50m FR; 21st, 100m FR
  • 2000: Gold, 4x100m Med-R (pr); Silver, 4x100m FR-R
World Champs History
  • 2011: Bronze, 4x100m FR-R; 20th, 100m FR
  • 2007: Gold, 4x100m FR-R; 5th, 100m FR
  • 2005: Gold, 4x100m Med-R; Gold, 4x100m FR-R; 4th, 100m FR; 21st, 50m FR
  • 2003: Gold, 4x100m Med-R; Silver, 4x100m FR-R; 4th, 100m FR; 8th, 50m FR
  • 2001: 8th, 100m FR
Pan Pacs History
  • 2010: Gold, 4x100m FR-R; 4th, 100m FR; T-9th, 50m FR
  • 2006: Gold, 4x100m FR-R; Gold, 4x100m Med-R; Silver, 100m FR; T-4th, 50m FR
  • 2002: Gold, 100m FR; Gold, 4x100m Med-R; Silver, 4x100m FR-R
  • 1999: Silver, 4x100m FR-R
WUGs History
  • 1997: Gold, 400m FR-R
SC Worlds History
  • 2006: Silver, 4x100m Med-R (pr); Bronze, 4x100m FR-R; T-15th, 100m FR
  • 2004: Gold, 100m FR; Gold, 4x100m FR-R; Gold, 4x100m Med-R
Olympic Trials History
  • 2012: 6th, 100m FR
  • 2008: 2nd, 100m FR; 5th, 50m FR
  • 2004: 1st, 10m FR; 2nd, 50m FR
  • 2000: 4th, 100m FR; 5th, 50m FR
U.S. Nationals History
  • 2011: 5th, 50m FR; T-22nd, 100m FR
  • 2010: T-3rd, 100m FR
  • 2006: 1st, 100m FR; 3rd, 50m FR

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