This blog is dedicated to our favorite chick flick loving teeth brushing in the shower swimmer—Nathan Adrian!
Nathan Adrian was born to James (a nuclear engineer) and Cecilia Adrian (a nurse) in Bremerton, Washington on December 7, 1988. His older sister, Donella, and brother, Justin, both swam competitively in college. He began swimming lessons at age 5 because his siblings and friend had started swimming. Before swimming, he used to play soccer. Outside of the pool, he enjoys hanging out with friends, jet skiing, boating, and dirt biking. After graduation, he plans to continue his swimming career before moving back to Bremerton to become a doctor and start a family.
Adrian finished his pre-med studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2012 where he majored in Public Health. During his time at Cal, he won the 50-yard freestyle in 2009 and 2011 and the 100-yard freestyle in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He qualified for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games where he won a medal for swimming in the 4X100 meter freestyle relay preliminary heats.
He is the current American record-holder in the 100 yard freestyle. He has also won one bronze, one silver, and ten gold medals in major international competitions. He was the 2009 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year and won the 2009 Golden Goggles Award as a member of the gold-medaling 400 free relay at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome. He qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games and will be racing in the 100 free, the 4x100 free relay, and the 4x100 medley relay.
Nathan stands at 6 feet 6 inches and is 220 pounds.
Good luck to Nathan in his future races!