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Peter Vanderkaay
Peter Vanderkaay United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Height: 6'4" / 1.93m
  • Weight: 209 lbs / 94.8 kg
  • Born: 2/12/1984
  • Hometown: Rochester, MI, USA
  • Career Highlights: Vanderkaay became a three-time Olympian by winning the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. trials. He won gold as a member of the 800m free relay team at the 2004 Games and again in 2008, when the Americans set the world record by becoming the first team to break the seven-minute mark in the relay. Vanderkaay also has a bronze from Beijing in the 200 free. He captured his lone medal at the 2011 world championships as part of the 800 free relay team, finishing fourth in the 400 free, sixth in the 1,500 free and seventh in the 800 free. One of his biggest wins came in the 2007 nationals when he beat Michael Phelps to win the 400 free. He also won silver medals in the 200 and 800 free at that meet. Vanderkaay, diagnosed with asthma at age 10, holds six NCAA titles and 14 Big Ten titles from the University of Michigan. His older brother, Christian, and younger brothers, Alex and Dane, all qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials. Christian, Peter and Alex swam together for the Wolverines during the 2004-05 season.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004
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