Klete Keller

Ann Arbor, Mich.
BIRTHDATE    March 21, 1982
HEIGHT    6' 6" (198.1 cm)
BIRTHDATE March 21, 1982
HEIGHT 6' 6" (198.1 cm)
Trojan Swim Club (TROJ-CA)
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2004, 2000)

  • Five Olympic medals (2g, 1s, 2b)

  • High School Arcadia HS '00

  • College USC '10

  • College Major Public Policy, Planning, Development

  • Future Professional Aspirations Construction/builder

  • Spouse Plans to marry fiance Cari Carr in September of 2008

  • Sibling(s) Older sister (Kelsey) swam at Washington ... younger sister (Kalyn) swam at USC ... both she and Klete competed on the 2004 Olympic Team

  • Sports Played Before Swimming Skiing

  • Pet(s) Two dogs (Blue and Killer) ... Blue is a Bulldog, and Killer is a Lab

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool Fishing, skiing, building, woodworking

  • Ultimate Way to Relax Sitting in the sun

  • Most Influential Person His coach (Jon Urbanchek) ... ...He...s always so nice and patient. He...s the type of man I want to be like when I...m older....

  • Affiliated non-profits or Organizations Habitat for Humanity

  • Training Stats Swims 20,000 meters/yards per day, 5 hours a day, 6 days a week

  • Favorites Movie: Big Lebowski ... tv: Family Guy

Career Highlights
  • Earned a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games by swimming in tthe 800m free-relay (prelims)
  • qualified for the 2008 Olympic team by placing fourth in the 200m free at Trials
  • member of the world record-setting 800m free-relay at the 2007 World Championships
  • Triple medalist at the 2006 Pan Pacifics, winning individual gold in the 200m free and relay gold as the anchor of the American record-setting 800m free-relay
  • member of the American record-setting 800m free-relay at the 2005 World Championships
  • won gold at 2004 Olympics as a member of 800m free-relay that upset the Australians, who had not lost the race at an international meet in seven years; he anchored the relay with the fastest 800m free-relay split by an American.
Olympics History
  • 2004: Gold, 800m FR-R; Bronze, 400m FR; 4, 200m FR
  • 2000: Bronze, 400m FR
World Champs History
  • 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R(WR); 10, 400m FR; 18, 200m FR
  • 2005: Gold, 800m FR-R(AR)
  • 2003: Silver, 800m FR-R (AR); 5, 400m FR
  • 2001: Bronze, 200m free & 800m FR-R
Pan Pacs History
  • 2006: Gold, 200m FR & 800m FR-R(AR); Bronze, 400m FR; 10, 10K
  • 2002: Silver, 800m FR(AR); Bronze, 400m FR
  • 1999: Gold, 5K
SC Worlds History
  • 2002: Gold, 200m FR & 400m FR(AR); Bronze, 800m FR-R
2007 World Rankings
  • 78th, 100m FR; 49th, 200m FR; 18th, 400m FR
2006 World Rankings
  • 52nd, 100m FR; 3rd, 200m FR1st, 400m FR

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