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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 March 1989
185 cm
84 kg
Charlotte, NC, USA
Higher education
Computer Science, Human Movement Studies - University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight at a water safety class.
Why this sport?
"We went to the river a lot, and since my brother and sister were very small, [my parents] wanted to make sure I could swim if something happened."

General Interest

Computers, robotics, DJing, motor racing, playing video games. (, 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's not a whole lot of actual downtime in my life. I like to always be doing something.” (, 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named American Male Swimmer of the Year in 2014 by Swimming World Magazine. He shared the award with Ryan Cochrane. (, 01 Dec 2014)

He was named the 2009 Breakout Swimmer of the Year at the USA Swimming Foundation Golden Goggles Awards. (, 19 Nov 2010)

He was named the 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Swimmer of the Year. (, 26 Nov 2010)
Famous relatives
His younger sister Lindsey has competed in swimming for Ohio State University in the United States of America. (, 2015)
Other information
He retired from swimming in July 2016. "I don't see a reason to continue. It has been a great time as a professional swimmer. I'm looking forward to turning a page in the book of my life and starting a new chapter, you know, I'm going to get to do a lot of things that I've been wanting to do for a while now." (, 01 Jul 2016)