Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Player Profile

Bremerton, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 225

Sprint Free/Fly




Bears Punch Tickets to Barcelona

Leverenz Takes 200 IM; Coughlin and Adrian Sweep Sprints as Nationals End


Bears Punch Tickets to Barcelona

Leverenz Takes 200 IM; Coughlin and Adrian Sweep Sprints as Nationals End


Adrian Wins Silver in 400 Free Relay

Olympic Medal


Cal Well Represented in 2012 Olympic Games

45 Golden Bears to compete in London

Cal's Nathan Adrian Earns Olympic Gold Medal as Member of 400 Free Relay | USA Swimming Bio

National Team Success
• At the Dec. 18-19, 2009 Duel in the Pool in Manchester, England won the 50 (American record 20.71) and 100 free (American record 45.42), and was a member of world record-setting 400 medley (free leg 44.81) and 400 free relay (lead-off leg American record 45.08)

• Placed sixth in the 50 free (21.49) at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome

• Captured the 50 and 100 free at the 2009 ConocoPhillips National Championships

• Won 2009 Golden Goggles Award as member of the United States' gold-medal winning 400-meter free relay at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome

• Earned a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the U.S. 400-meter free relay, helping Team USA set a then-world record in the prelims with a time of 3:12.23, before the United States set a new world record in the final to capture gold

• Qualified for the 2008 Olympic team by finishing fourth (48.46) in the 100 free at the U.S. Olympic Trials

• Was the first Cal male swimmer since Anthony Ervin in 2000 to qualify for the U.S. Olympic squad

• In the 2008 Short Course World Swimming Championships, won gold in the 100 free with a championship-record time of 46.67; was a member of the U.S. gold medal-winning and world record-setting 400 free relay; won silver in the 400 medley relay, swimming the free leg in 45.73

Cal Success
• 2010 NCAA champion in the 100 free

• Member of 2010 NCAA champion 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relays

• 2010 Pac-10 champion in the 50 and 100 free

• Member of 2010 Pac-10 champion 400 free and 400 medley relays

• 2009 NCAA champion in the 50 (American record 18.71) and 100 free (American record 41.08)

• 2009 Pac-10 champion in the 50, 100 and 200 free

• Member of 2009 Pac-10 champion 200 and 400 medley relays

• Named 2009 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year

• Named 2010 CoSida ESPN The Magazine All-Academic All-American and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic

• Cal school record-holder in 50 (18.71), 100 (41.08) and 200 free (1:32.98)

• On Cal school record-holding 200 medley (1:22.50, freestyle leg), 400 medley (3:01.69, freestyle leg), 200 free (1:15.13, lead-off leg), 400 free (2:47.61, lead-off leg) and 800 free (6:19.79, lead-off leg) relays (joins Graeme Moore as only people to be on all five school record relays)

• Pac-10 record-holder in 50, 100 and 200 free, 200 and 400 free and 200 and 400 medley relays

High School Success
• Set the state's record in the 200 free in 2006

• Parents are James and Cecilia Adrian

• Has a brother, Justin, who swam for Washington, and a sister, Donella, who swam for Arizona State

• Majoring in public health

• Born Dec. 7, 1988, in Bremerton, Wash.

50 Free	18.71
100 Free 41.08
200 Free 1:32.98
100 Fly	46.62

LONG-COURSE METERS 50 Free 21.46 100 Free 48.00 100 Fly 54.29

Why did you choose Cal?
I chose Cal for its rich tradition they have build through their swim programs along with their academic history as the No. 1 public school in the nation.

What do you hope to gain from your four years at Cal?
I hope to come from Cal with an experience that is unique compared to any other schools' student athletes. With Berkeley being such a unique place and San Francisco right across the water, I don't see that being much of a problem.

Where do you see yourself after graduation?
I see myself swimming for several more years and after that moving back to Bremerton and starting a life and a family.

What do you think makes Cal different than any other school?
Cal is made up of students from all around the world that are all unique in a special way. I am especially proud to know so many people from foreign countries that had such different experiences growing up than I did.

What is your favorite memory at Cal so far?
I refuse to choose a particular memory to become my favorite. Cal has been a collaboration of hundreds of great memories and experiences that I only hope to add to.

What are your swimming goals for this year and for the rest of your college swimming career?
Swimming goals this year are to continue to swim well. I think the best part about swimming is that there is always room for improvement. There is no better feeling in the world than to go a best time, and I would really enjoy having a few of those moments this year.

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