Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian is an American competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist who held the American record in the long course 50-meter freestyle event. In his Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Adrian swam in the heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and earned a gold medal when the United States team won in the final. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Adrian won gold medals in both the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley relay, a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, he has won a total of thirty-two medals in major international competitions. In the 2016 Summer Olympics, along with Michael Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, he won a gold medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay as well as individual bronze medals in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyles. Adrian was born in Bremerton, Washington, in 1988, he is the son of James Adrian. His mother works as a nurse for the Bremerton school district. Adrian has an older sister, who swam at Arizona State University, an older brother, who swam at the University of Washington.
Adrian started swimming at the age of five because of the influence of his siblings. He graduated in 2006 from Bremerton High School. Adrian attended at the University of California, Berkeley in fall 2006, where he majored in public health, he graduated with honors in the spring of 2012. Adrian was a five-time individual NCAA champion, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 2009 and 2011 and the 100-yard freestyle in 2009, 2010, 2011. At the 2008 Short Course World Championships, Adrian won gold in the 100-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter freestyle relay and silver in the 4×100-meter medley relay. In the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, Adrian combined with Ryan Lochte, Bryan Lundquist and Doug Van Wie won gold in a world record time of 3:08.44. In his second event, the 100-meter freestyle, Adrian won gold in a time of 46.67, just ahead of Filippo Magnini who finished second with a time of 46.70. For his last event, the 4×100-meter medley relay, Adrian combined with Randall Bal, Mark Gangloff and Ryan Lochte, won silver behind Russia.
At the 2008 United States Olympic Trials, Adrian placed fourth in the 100-meter freestyle, qualifying him to swim in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the Olympics. He placed sixth in the 50-meter freestyle. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Adrian swam the first leg in the preliminary heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, splitting a time of 48.82 seconds. Cullen Jones, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Matt Grevers completed the relay with a final time of 3:12.23, a world record. This record was broken one day when Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and Jason Lezak swam a time of 3:08.24, beating France and Australia in the final. By swimming in the heats, Adrian earned a gold medal though he didn't swim in the final. Adrian was training under coach Mike Bottom in the Florida Keys as part of The Race Club swimming training program World Team leading up to the 2008 Olympics. At the 2009 National Championships, Adrian placed first in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events, qualifying him to swim at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome.
At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Adrian earned gold in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and the 4×100-meter medley relay. Adrian placed sixth in the 50-meter freestyle and tenth in the 100-meter freestyle. After Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers completed their legs in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, the United States had a slight deficit behind the Russian team. However, Adrian swam the anchor leg in 46.79 to overtake Danila Izotov for first place. The final time of 3:09.21 was a championship record. In the 4×100-meter medley relay, Adrian contributed in the heats and earned a gold medal when the U. S. team placed first in the final. At the 2010 National Championships, Adrian qualified to compete at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships by winning the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle titles, his win in the 100-meter freestyle guaranteed him a spot on the 4×100-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter medley relay teams. At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Adrian won a total of four gold medals, the best performance of his career.
In his first event, the 100-meter freestyle, Adrian won the gold medal in 48.15, beating Canadian Brent Hayden and world-record holder in the 100-meter freestyle César Cielo. The following day, Adrian lined up alongside Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Jason Lezak to anchor the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. With no competition, Adrian recorded a time of 47.51 and the U. S. team won the gold in a time of 3:11.74. The following day, Adrian competed in the 50-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley relay. In the final of the 50-meter freestyle, Adrian shocked favorite Cielo, winning in a time of 21.55 seconds. About an hour and a half Adrian competed in the 4×100-meter medley relay with Aaron Peirsol, Mark Gangloff and Michael Phelps. Swimming the freestyle leg, Adrian recorded a time of 47.54, the fastest in the field and the U. S. team won the gold in a time of 3:32.48. Adrian won his first medal, a bronze, in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay with Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale and Jason Lezak.
Swimming the anchor leg, Adrian recorded a time of 47.40. In the final of the 100-meter freestyle, Adrian placed sixth with a time of 48.23, well off his semi-final time of 48.05. In the 50-meter freestyle final, Adrian placed fourth with a time of
Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics
The swimming competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place from 28 July to 4 August at the Aquatics Centre. The open-water competition took place from 9 to 10 August in Hyde Park. Swimming featured 34 events, including two 10 km open-water marathons in Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake; the remaining 32 were contested in a 50 m long course pool within the Olympic Park. United States claimed a total of 31 medals in the leaderboard to maintain its supremacy as the most successful nation in swimming. Brought by an unprecedented sporting domination, Michael Phelps emerged as the most decorated Olympian of all time after winning six more medals at these Games to bring his total after the 2012 games to 22. Battling against the Americans for an overall medal count, China mounted to an unexpected second-place effort on the leaderboard with a tally of 10 medals after striking a superb double from Sun Yang in long-distance freestyle and Ye Shiwen in the individual medley. Meanwhile, France ended on a spectacular fashion in third spot with a total of seven medals, followed by the Netherlands with four, including two golds from Ranomi Kromowidjojo in sprint freestyle, South Africa with three.
For the first time since 1992, Australia delivered an underwhelming performance with only a single triumph in the freestyle relay, but managed to bring home a total of ten medals. After not winning a gold in swimming since 2004, Japan produced the most medals in the post-war era to build a tally of eleven. A total of nine world records and twenty five Olympic records were set during the competition. Similar to the program's format in 2008, swimming featured a total of 34 events including two 10 km open-water marathons; the following events were contested: Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,500. For the pool events, prelims were held in the morning, with semifinals and final in the following evening session. M = Morning session, E = Evening session FINA By-Law BL 22.214.171.124 and BL 126.96.36.199.3 lays out the qualification procedures for the "Swimming" competition at the Olympics. Each country is allowed to enter up to two swimmers per individual event, one entry per relay. On 11 November 2010, FINA posted the qualifying times for individual events for the 2012 Olympics.
The time standards consist of two time standards, an "Olympic Qualifying Time" and an "Olympic invitation time". Each country was able to enter up to two swimmers per event, provided both swimmers met the qualifying time. A country was able to enter one swimmer per event. Any swimmer who met the "qualifying" time was entered in the event for the Games. If a country has no swimmers meeting either qualifying standard, it may enter one male and one female. A country that does not receive an allocation spot but has at least one swimmer who meets a qualifying standard may enter the swimmer with the highest ranking; each relay event featured 16 teams, composed of: 12: the top-12 finishers at the 2011 World Championships in each relay event. 4: the 4 fastest non-qualified teams, based on times in the 15-months preceding the Olympics. The men's and women's 10 km races at the 2012 Olympics each featured 25 swimmers: 10: the top-10 finishers in the 10 km races at the 2011 World Championships 9: the top-9 finishers at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier.
5: one representative from each FINA continent. 1: from the host nation if not qualified by other means. If Great Britain had a qualifier in the race, this spot was allocated back into the general pool from the 2012 qualifying race. FINA announced in early July 2012 that 631 athletes from 166 nations would compete in swimming events at the 2012 Olympics. 59 nations qualified via 12 via the B cut and 95 via Universality. Brunei, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Liechtenstein and Tonga made their official debut in swimming. Meanwhile, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines returned to the sport after an eight-year absence. Nations with swimmers at the Games are: Note: There were ties for silver in the men's 200 m freestyle and men's 100 m butterfly events. A Swimmers who participated received medals. B Swimmers who received medals. All world records are subsequently Olympic records. Derya Büyükuncu and Lars Frölander were the first swimmers to participate in six consecutive Olympic Games. In the women's 400-metre individual medley, Chinese Ye Shiwen won in a world-record time of 4:28.43.
After the race, Ye had allegations against her suggesting the use of drugs that drew
Jason Edward Lezak is an American former competition swimmer and a four-time Olympic gold medalist. He swam for Rose Bowl Aquatics, he graduated from Irvine High School in 1994, from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. Lezak was a specialist in the 100-meter freestyle races, he owns long-course world records in the 400 m freestyle and medley relays, is a former American record holder in the 100-meter freestyle. Lezak was one of the few elite swimmers not to have a personal coach. Despite this, Lezak enjoys team sports and fellow American Gary Hall Jr. dubbed Lezak as a "professional relay swimmer" at the 2004 U. S. Olympic Trials before their match-up in the 100-meter freestyle. Lezak was born in Irvine, the son of Linda, an elementary school science teacher, David Lezak, a former leather goods salesman, he is Jewish. The name Lezak is Polish. Lezak attended El Camino Real Elementary School and Irvine High School, as well as the University of California, Santa Barbara, he swam for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos swimming and diving team from 1995 to 1998.
Lezak lives in Irvine with his wife, Danielle. Lezak has competed in four Olympic Games, in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, has won eight Olympic medals. Lezak earned his first long-course international swimming gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he was part of the 4×100-meter medley relay in the Olympics in Sydney, he won a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He competed in several events at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and was a member of the 4×100-meter medley relay team that set a new world record and earned another gold medal at the games. Lezak won a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and finished fifth in the 50-meter freestyle. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Lezak was the oldest male on the U. S. swim team. He anchored the U. S. 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay team that set a new world record. In the final 25 meters, Lezak overtook French team anchor Alain Bernard to win gold despite Bernard having nearly a full body length's advantage when Lezak started his leg and half a body length 25 meters from the end.
Lezak split a 46.06, the fastest 100-meter freestyle split in history by nearly six-tenths of a second. The final time of the American team was 3:08:24, 3.99 seconds faster than the previous world record. This was a crucial race for Michael Phelps, because he needed it to complete the goal of winning eight gold medals in a single Olympic Games, breaking Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Lezak earned his first individual Olympic medal, having tied for the bronze with Brazilian swimmer César Cielo Filho in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 47.67. Lezak qualified for his fourth Olympics at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Nebraska, his sixth-place finish in the Olympic Trial finals was good enough to reach the London Games as a member of the U. S. 4×100-meter freestyle relay team. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, Jimmy Feigen, Matt Grevers, Ricky Berens and Lezak swam for the U. S. team in the preliminaries. Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte swam in the finals, together all these competitors earned a silver medal for the team's second-place finish in the finals.
Lezak became the first male swimmer in Olympic history to win four medals in the same event, the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. In short-course competitions he won five world championships: four relays including the 2002 4x100m freestyle and medley, 2004 4x100m freestyle, a gold in the 100-meter freestyle in 2004. Lezak has won seven U. S. Championships, three times in the 50-meter freestyle and four in the 100-meter freestyle. Lezak passed up on attending the 2009 World Aquatics Championships to compete in the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 12 to 29, 2009. Lezak was given the honor of lighting the Maccabiah torch at the Opening Ceremony. At the 2009 Maccabiah Games, Lezak won gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter freestyle relay, 4×100-meter medley relay. At the 2017 Maccabiah Games, in the special 4x50m relay race between Israeli and American all-star teams, American Olympic champions Lezak, Lenny Krayzelburg, Anthony Ervin, with masters swimmer Alex Blavatnik, swam a time of 1:48.23 and defeated Israeli Olympians Guy Barnea, Yoav Bruck, Eran Groumi, Tal Stricker, who had a time of 1:51.25.
His personal bests are: 50 m freestyle: 21.90 100 m freestyle: 47.58 100 m freestyle relay split 46.06 List of select Jewish swimmers List of multiple Olympic gold medalists in one event List of Olympic medalists in swimming List of United States records in swimming List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming List of world records in swimming World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay Official website Jason Lezak at the United States Olympic Committee
Rebecca Soni is an American former competition swimmer and breaststroke specialist, a six-time Olympic medalist. She is a former world record-holder in the 100-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter breaststroke, is the first woman to swim the 200-meter breaststroke in under 2 minutes 20 seconds; as a member of the U. S. national team, she holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Soni has won a total of twenty-two medals in major international competition, fourteen gold, seven silver, one bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, the Universiade, the Pan Pacific Championships, she burst onto the international scene at the 2008 Summer Olympics where she won two silver medals and one gold. In the 200-meter breaststroke at the Olympics, she set the world record en route to winning gold, shocking Australian favorite Leisel Jones. Four years at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Soni defended her Olympic title in the 200-meter breaststroke in world record time, becoming the first woman to do so in the event.
She was named Swimming World's World Swimmer of the Year award in 2010 and 2011, the American Swimmer of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Soni was born in New Jersey, in 1987, the daughter of Peter and Kinga Szőnyi. Soni's parents are of Hungarian descent. Besides English, Soni speaks Hungarian. Soni has one older sister, a swimmer. A gymnast, Soni began swimming at the age of ten. Soni is a 2005 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey, she leads the school and state in many swimming strokes. In July 2006 she had a cardiac ablation. Soni attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 2009, she majored in communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. At USC, Soni was a six-time NCAA Champion, having won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2006 through 2009 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 2008 and 2009. Soni swims for the Trojan Swim Club in Los Angeles with coach Dave Salo, who coaches breaststroke world-record holder Jessica Hardy.
In August 2010, Soni became a spokeswoman for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign. The organization focuses on improving the lives of the world's adolescent girls, she dated fellow U. S. Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens from 2010 to 2012; as a 17-year-old at the 2004 U. S. Olympic Team Trials, Soni finished 15th overall in the 100-meter breaststroke and 11th overall in the 200-meter breaststroke; the following year, at the 2005 World Championship Trials, Soni just missed a spot on the 2005 World Aquatic team after finishing third in the 200-meter breaststroke behind Tara Kirk and Kristen Caverly. Soni placed fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke. At the 2005 Summer Universiade, Soni earned her first international medals by winning silver in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke and gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay. At the 2006 World Short Course Championships, Soni finished in 4th place in the 200-meter breaststroke. Just a few weeks before the 2006 National Championships, Soni underwent a procedure called radiofrequency ablation to help regulate her heartbeat.
Although it was not health-threatening, Soni would sometimes experience a high heart rate which sometimes interfered with her training. At the 2006 National Championships, the selection meet for the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships and the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, Soni finished tenth overall in both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke. At the 2008 U. S. Olympic Team Trials, Soni competed in two events, the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke. In the 100-meter breaststroke, Soni finished fourth in a time of 1:07.80. The top two finishers would qualify for the Olympics. However, after second-place finisher Jessica Hardy withdrew from the team and third-place finisher Tara Kirk missed the entry deadline, Soni was chosen to swim the event. Soni earned her berth by being the swimmer on the team with the fastest time in the event since January 1, 2006. In the 200-meter breaststroke, Soni won with a time of 2:22.60, the third-fastest finish as of that date. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Soni won a silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, finishing behind world record holder Leisel Jones of Australia 1:06.73 to 1:05.17.
In the 200-meter breaststroke, Soni upset the favored Jones, winning the gold medal and breaking Jones's world record with a time of 2:20.22. Jones finished second with a time of 2:22.05. After the race, Soni said, "It's been a long road to get here, I can't believe what just happened." Soni combined with Natalie Coughlin, Christine Magnuson, Dara Torres in the 4×100-meter medley relay to finish second behind Australia. Soni had the second best split time in the field behind Jones. At the 2009 National Championships Soni competed in two events, the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke. In the 100-meter breaststroke, Soni won with a time of 1:05.34. In the 200-meter breaststroke, Soni again exhibited dominance by finishing first with a time of 2:20.38, just off her world record pace. At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, held in Rome, Soni set a meet record in the heats of the 100-meter breaststroke, with a time of 1:05.66. In the semi-final, Soni recorded a time of 1:04.84 to set a new world record and become the first female to finish under 1:05 for the event.
In the final of the 100-meter breaststroke, Soni won the gold with a time of 1:04.93. Despite being the favorite in the 200-meter breaststroke, Soni went out too fast in the first half of the race and faded in the final meters placing fourth. In the 50-meter breaststroke
New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University is a public research university in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Founded in 1888, it is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state of New Mexico, is one of two flagship universities in New Mexico. Total enrollment across all campuses as of 2017 was 24580, with branch campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana County and Grants, with extension and research centers across New Mexico, it was founded in 1888 as the Las Cruces College, the following year became New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and designated as a Land Grant college. It received its present name in 1960. NMSU has 24,580 students enrolled as of Fall 2017, has a faculty-to-student ratio of about 1 to 16. NMSU offers a wide range of programs and awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees through its main campus and four community colleges. NMSU offers 28 doctoral degree programs, 58 master's degree programs, 96 baccalaureate majors. NMSU is the only research-extensive, land-grant, U.
S.-Mexico border institution classified by the federal government as serving Hispanics. New Mexico State's athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level, competing in the Western Athletic Conference, except for football. In 1888, Hiram Hadley, an Earlham College-educated teacher from Indiana, started Las Cruces College. One decade the Territorial Assembly of New Mexico provided for the establishment of an agricultural college and agricultural experiment station with Bill No. 28, the Rodey Act of 1889. It stated: " Said institution is hereby located at or near the town of Las Cruces in the County of Doña Ana, upon a tract of land of not less than one hundred acres, This land could be contiguous to the main Las Cruces irrigating ditch, south of said town." Designated as the land-grant college for New Mexico under the Morrill Act, it was named the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Las Cruces College merged with the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, opened on January 21, 1890.
It began with 6 faculty members. The college was supposed to graduate its first student in 1893, but the only senior, named Sam Steel, was murdered before he was able to receive his diploma. Classes met in the two-room adobe building of Las Cruces College until new buildings were erected on the 220-acre campus three miles south of Las Cruces. In February 1891, McFie Hall, popularly known as Old Main, opened its doors. McFie Hall burned down in 1910, but its remains can be seen in the center of Pride Field on the University Horseshoe. In 1960, in move to better represent its operations, New Mexico A&M was renamed New Mexico State University by a state constitutional amendment. New Mexico State University now has a 6,000-acre campus and enrolls more than 21,000 students from the United States and 71 foreign countries. Full-time faculty members number 694, with a staff of 3,113. Regulated by NM Const. Art XII, Sec. 13. XV, Sec. 1, the NMSU Board of Regents constitutes a corporate body that implements legislation over the control and management of NMSU.
The board is made of up 4 persons appointed by the governor of New Mexico to 1-year terms, 1 elected representative by the Associated Students of NMSU. The NMSU faculty senate consists of 60 elected faculty, has legal authority over all academic policies across the NMSU system; the main campus of New Mexico State University occupies a core of 900 acres in the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is located adjacent to Interstate 25, surrounded by desert landscape and greenhouses; the main campus is bordered by Interstate 10, the main east-west interstate highway across the southern part of the United States. To the east of Interstate 25, the campus facilities consist of the President's residence, NMSU Golf Course, the "A" Mountain west slope, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. South of University Avenue are Pan American Plaza, 48 acres of horse farm, the Fabian Garcia Science center, which houses the Chile Pepper Institute's research and demonstration garden, algal biofuels research equipment, grape vineyards and gazebos, fields and greenhouses for plant research projects.
About six miles south of campus, on 203 acres of land, is the Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center. The Las Cruces campus is home to a nesting population of Swainson's hawks, a raptor species protected by federal law. In defense of their nest, the hawks are mistaken for attacking pedestrians. Pedestrians are advised to be careful when walking on Stewart Street, as signs have been posted all across. Umbrellas are being provided to students for their convenience, as well as protection from the aggressive nesting hawks; the first master plan of the university was to create a "Horseshoe", a U-shaped drive, in an open large lawn. At the center was Old Main, the original campus building known as McFie Hall, destroyed by fire in 1910; the cornerstone and remains of Mcfie Hall stand near the flagpole in the middle of the Horseshoe. Today, the Horseshoe is the center of campus and is the location of the main administration building, Hadley Hall, which sits at the top of the Horseshoe, other classroom buildings.
NMSU is a land-grant institution with a presence in all 33 counties of New Mexico, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, 13 research and science centers, distance education opportunities, five campuses in Alamogordo, Grants, Doña Ana County, Las Cruces. The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University, a private medical school, is located on NMSU's mai
Ryan Steven Lochte is an American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist. He is the 2nd-most decorated swimmer in Olympic history, behind only Michael Phelps, his seven individual Olympic medals rank near the top in men's swimming. As part of the American teams, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle and 4x100-meter freestyle relay. Individually, he holds the world record in the 200-meter individual medley and 400-meter individual medley. Lochte's success has earned him SwimSwam's Swammy Award for US Male Swimmer of the Year in 2013, the World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice, he has been named the FINA Swimmer of the Year three times. He has won a total of 90 medals in major international competition, 54 gold, 22 silver, 14 bronze spanning the Olympics, the Worlds, Pan American and Pan Pacific Championships, including six Olympic gold medals and 39 world championship titles. Lochte specializes in the backstroke and individual medley, but is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer.
He is noted for the distance he attains while kicking underwater. Lochte is known for his dominance in the short course format. Lochte swam the 100m individual medley in 50.71 seconds on December 15, 2012 at the FINA World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. At this same event, he is credited with swimming the fastest 200m medley, leading him to finish in 1 minute 49.63 seconds. In 2016, Lochte generated international controversy when he falsely claimed that he and three other American swimmers had been pulled over and robbed by armed robbers with police badges while in Rio de Janeiro, for the 2016 Summer Olympics. On July 23, 2018, the US Anti-Doping Agency imposed a 14 months suspension from competition on Lochte because he had in 24 May that year received a'prohibited intravenous infusion.'On May 24, 2018, the same day he had received the infusion, Lochte had posted a picture - since deleted - of himself on Instagram, "showing him receiving an intravenous injection of what he says were “vitamins”...
USADA doesn’t allow intravenous infusions of permitted substances at volumes greater than 100 ml in a 12-hour period without a special “Therapeutic Use Exemption”,' Vox reported. Lochte was born in New York, the son of Ileana "Ike" and Steven R. Lochte, his mother is Cuban and was born and raised in Havana, while his father is of Dutch and German descent. He has two older sisters and Megan, two younger brothers and Brandon. During his early childhood, his family lived in Bristol, New York where he attended Bloomfield Central Schools; the family moved to Florida. Lochte was taught to swim at the age of five by both of his parents, he was kicked out of his father's swimming classes for misbehaving, which included pulling other children's legs, blowing bubbles, hiding at the other end of the pool. Lochte only began taking swimming when he was in junior high school, his father said, "I would send him to go shower. He spent more time in the showers than he did in the pool." At 14 years old, his loss at the Junior Olympics changed his attitude.
He commented: "I said,'I'm sick of losing'. After that I trained hard and I never lost there again." Lochte graduated in 2007, majoring in sport management. As a member of the Florida Gators swimming and diving team, he swam for coach Gregg Troy in National Collegiate Athletic Association and Southeastern Conference competition from 2004 to 2007. At Florida, Lochte was the NCAA Swimmer of the Year twice, a seven-time NCAA champion, a seven-time SEC champion, a 24-time All-American. At the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, during his senior year, Lochte won national titles in all three of his individual events, setting U. S. Open and American records in 200-yard backstroke, he broke Tom Dolan's nearly decade-old NCAA record in the 400-yard individual medley. Lochte qualified for his first Olympics after finishing second to Michael Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley at the 2004 U. S. Olympic Team Trials, he qualified for the 4×200-meter freestyle relay team after finishing 4th in the 200-meter freestyle final.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Lochte swam with Phelps, Klete Keller, Peter Vanderkaay to upset the Australian team and capture the gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. It was the first loss for the Australian team in six years, he narrowly edged out George Bovell and László Cseh in the 200-meter individual medley to win the silver medal behind Phelps. That year at the 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships in Indianapolis, Lochte won the silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley and the bronze in the 200-meter freestyle, he won the gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Chad Carvin, Dan Ketchum, Justin Mortimer. At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Lochte won the bronze medals in both the 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley. In the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, Lochte teamed with Phelps and Keller to win gold ahead of Canada and Australia. At the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships in Shanghai, held just two weeks after the 2006 NCAA Championships, Lochte won three individual titles, one silver, one bronze.
He won the 200-meter individual medley and the 200-meter backstroke, setting new world records in both events. He set another world record in the 100-meter backstroke in the opening leg of the 4×100-meter
Matthew Grevers is an American competition swimmer who competes in the backstroke and freestyle events, is a six-time Olympic medalist. He has won a total of thirty-three medals in major international competition, fourteen gold, twelve silver, seven bronze spanning the Olympics, World Championships, the Universiade. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Grevers won gold medals as a member of the U. S. teams in the 4×100-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter medley relays, a silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke. Four years at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won gold medals in the 100-meter backstroke and the 4×100-meter medley relay, a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Grevers won two gold medals by swimming in the preliminary heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and 4×100-meter medley relay as the Americans went on to win the finals in those events and medals are awarded to participants at any step along the way. Grevers won an individual silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke in a time of 53.11-second, 0.57 of a second behind the winner, world record holder Aaron Peirsol.
At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Grevers was part of U. S. men's 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay team who took the gold ahead of France. Grevers earned a gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay for his contributions in the heats. At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, the qualifying meet for the 2012 Olympics, Grevers qualified for the U. S. Olympic team by finishing first in third in the 100-meter freestyle. In the final of the 100-meter backstroke, Grevers recorded the fastest time in a textile suit and won in a time of 52.08 seconds the second-best effort of all time and just behind Aaron Peirsol's world record of 51.94. In the 100-meter freestyle, Grevers placed third with a time of 48.55, which ensured him a spot on the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Grevers competed in the 50-meter freestyle, placed sixth in the final with a time of 22.09. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Grevers won a total of three medals: two golds and one silver. Grevers earned his first medal, a silver, by swimming for the second-place U.
S. team in the preliminary heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. In the final, the American team finished second behind France. Teaming with Jimmy Feigen, Ricky Berens, Jason Lezak in the heats, Grevers swam the second leg and recorded a time of 47.59. After leading the heats and semi-finals of the 100-meter backstroke, Grevers won gold in the final of the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 52.16, bettering Aaron Peirsol's Olympic record of 52.54 set in 2008 and 0.76 seconds ahead of Nick Thoman. For Grevers, it was his first individual gold medal. In his final event, the 4×100-meter medley relay, Grevers won gold with Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian. Swimming the backstroke leg, Grevers recorded a time of 52.58 seconds, the U. S. team went on to win with a time of 3:29.35. At the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Grevers achieved a total of two medals: a gold and a silver. On the first night of swimming, Grevers missed the top-eight championship finals roster in the 50-meter butterfly, as he finished his semi-final run with a twelfth-place time in 23.35.
The following day, Grevers threw down the event's fastest time of 52.93 to claim the gold medal in the 100 m backstroke, finishing ahead of his teammate David Plummer by nearly two-tenths of a second. On the final night of the meet, Grevers swam his last two finals with only 45 minutes in between. First, he posted a matching time of 24.54 to share the silver medal with France's Jérémy Stravius in the 50 m backstroke. Nearly an hour Grevers teamed up with Kevin Cordes, Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian for the final in the 4 × 100 m medley relay. During the race, Grevers swam the backstroke leg and touched the wall with a split of 53.02 until his teammate Cordes left the block 0.04 seconds early on the breaststroke leg, smashing the medal chances for the Americans with a disastrous disqualification. He did not make the 2016 Olympics Team. Grevers was born in Illinois, he graduated from Lake Forest High School, attended Northwestern University in Evanston and swam for the Northwestern Wildcats swimming and diving team.
Both of Grevers's parents are from the Netherlands. Grevers considered representing the Netherlands and spoke about it with Dutch swimming legend Pieter van den Hoogenband, he decided to represent the United States. Grevers proposed to his wife, Annie Chandler, at the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday February 11, 2012; the couple were married on April 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Annie gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter, named Skylar Lea Grevers on November 9, 2016. List of multiple Olympic gold medalists List of Northwestern University alumni List of Olympic medalists in swimming List of United States records in swimming List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay Matthew Grevers at FINA Matthew Grevers at the International Olympic Committee Matt Grevers at USA Swimming Matt Grevers at the United States Olympic Committee Matt Grevers at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Matt Grevers – Northwestern University athlete profile at NUSports.com at the Wayback Machine