Margaret Hoelzer

Huntsville, Ala.
BIRTHDATE    March 30, 1983
HEIGHT    5' 11" (180.3 cm)
BIRTHDATE March 30, 1983
HEIGHT 5' 11" (180.3 cm)

  • Two-time Olympian (2008, 2004)

  • Three Olympic medals (2s, 1b)

  • Three Olympic Games medals (2s, 1b)

  • High School Huntsville HS '01

  • College Auburn '05

  • College Major Psychology, minor in Criminology

  • Future Professional Aspirations Work with abused children ... is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology

  • Parents Hans and Elizabeth ... father is an engineer, and mother is a former elementary school teacher ... stepfather is Win Livingston, and he is a lawyer ... stepmother is Billie

  • Sibling(s) Older sister (Martha) ran track at both the University of Alabama and University of North Carolina

  • Notable Relative(s) Grandfather (Helmut Hoelzer) invented the analog computer during World War II

  • Sports Played Before Swimming Soccer, gymnastics, track, softball

  • Nickname(s) Marge ... nicknamed Marge because ...that...s what everyone came up with...

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool Reading, sleeping

  • Ultimate Way to Relax Sleep, lay around, take a bath

  • Most Influential Person Mother ... ...She...s my role model and friend....

  • Training Stats Swims more than 10,000 meters/yards per day, five-six hours a day, six days a week

  • More Is working towards a master's degree in sociology at Auburn

  • Favorites Loves traveling in general ... int'l destination: Europe ... summer activity: sleeping, reading ... movie: Robin Hood and Spartacus ... TV show: Nip/Tuck, Grey's Anatomy, America's Next Top Model

Career Highlights
  • Member of the 400m medley relay team that broke the world record at the 2009 MOO Duel in the Pool
  • placed third in the 100m and 200m back at the 2009 National Championships
  • triple medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games by earning silver in the 200m back and 400m medley relay (prelims) and a bronze in the 100m back
  • qualified for the 2008 Olympic team by placing first in the 200m back, setting a world record, and placing second in the 100m back at Trials
  • earned bronze in the 200m back at the 2008 Short Course World Championships
  • finalist in the 200m back at the 2004 Olympic Games, finishing fifth.
Olympics History
  • 2008: Silver, 400 MR(pr)/ 200m BK; Bronze, 100m BK
  • 2004: 5, 200m BK
World Champs History
  • 2007: Gold, 200m BK(AR)/800m FR-R(pr); 11, 50m BK
  • 2005: Silver, 200m BK
  • 2003: Gold, 800m FR-R(pr); Silver, 200m BK
Pan Pacs History
  • 2006: Silver, 200m BK; 6, 100m BK
  • 2002: Gold, 200m BK
SC Worlds History
  • 2006: Gold, 200m BK; Silver, 400m MR; Bronze, 800m FR-R(pr); t4, 400m FR-R; 6, 100m BK
  • 2004: Gold, 200m BK; Silver, 400m MR(pr)
Duel in the Pool History
  • 2009: Gold, 400m MR(WR); Silver, 100m BK & 200m BK(AR)
  • 2005: Gold, 200m BK; Silver, 100m BK; 6, 200m FL
  • 2003: Gold, 200m BK; Bronze, 100m BK
Olympic Trials History
  • 2008: 1, 200m BK; 2, 100m BK
  • 2004: 1, 200m BK; 8, 100m BK
U.S. Nationals History
  • 3, 100m BK/200m BK
Short Course National Championships
  • 2009: 3, 200y BK; 4, 100y BK; 6, 100y FL
2007 World Rankings
  • 81st, 50m FR; 49th, 200m FR; 22nd, 50m BK; 7th, 100m BK; 2nd, 200m BK; 27th, 50m FL; 23rd, 100m FL; 45th, 200m FL
2006 World Rankings
  • 67th, 200m FR; 27th, 100m BK; 3rd, 200m BK; 38th, 100m FL; 66th, 200m FL
2005 World Rankings
  • 91st, 200m FR; 16th, 100m BK; 2nd, 200m BK; 41st, 100m FL; 66th, 200m FL

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