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  Rob Canales
Rob Canales

Player Profile
Hometown:
San Jose, Ca

High School:
Bellarmine Prep

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Event:
Breast/IM

Tri-Captain of the Cardinal squad with Adam Messner and Brian Rodde ... Potential NCAA finalist in four different events (200 back, 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM) ... Two-time U.S. Swimming All-American (1998-99) ... Ranked 118th in the world in the 200m breast (2:19.79), 66th in the 200m IM (2:05.10), 73rd in the 400m IM (4:27.97) and 80th in the 100m breast (1:03.98) ... Ranks 6th in Stanford history in the 400 IM (3:49.06), 8th in the 200 back (1:44.81), 8th in the 200 IM (1:47.08) and 14th in the 200 breast (2:01.00) ... Set personal bests in all four events last season.

As a Senior in 2000-2001: All-American ... Finished eighth at NCAAs in the 200 IM with a time of 1:46.86 ... Swam a career-best 1:46.17 in the prelims of this event ... Placed 21st in the 200 breast prelims at NCAAs with a time of 1:59.35 ... Finished 24th in the 100 breast prelims at NCAAs with a time of 55.15 ... Took fourth at Pac-10s in the 200 breast with a time of 1:58.80 ... Notched his best time of the season in the prelims in this event (1:58.61) ... Also placed fourth in the 200 IM (1:47.13) ... Notched a season-best time of 54.86 in the 100 breast at the conference championships.

As a Junior in 1999-2000: Two-time All-American ... Finished 8th at NCAAs in the 200m breast (2:11.74) ... Placed 10th at nationals in the 200m IM (1:58.80) ... A finalist in three events at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships ... Placed 5th in the 200-yard breast (1:58.72, 1:58.50 prelims), 6th in the 200-yard IM (1:48.52, 1:47.09 prelims) and 7th in the 400-yard IM (3:51.01, 3:50.12 prelims) ... Broke Tom Wilkens' deGuerre Pool record in winning the 200-yard IM (1:47.57) in the dual-meet win over California ... Captured both the 200-yard IM (1:48.98) and the 200-yard breast (2:01.12) in the dual meet with No. 1 Texas ... First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Also took the 200-yard breast (1:59.37) against the Golden Bears ... Led a one-two-three Stanford sweep in the 200-yard breast (2:02.72) to tie the team score with one race left in the dual meet with Arizona ... Took the 200-yard breast in the dual-meet win over Arizona State ... Won the 200-yard breast (2:02.84) and the 100-yard breast (56.92) in the dual-meet win over British Columbia ... Won the 200-meter IM (2:03.19) and the 200-meter breast (2:16.66) at the Colleges Cup in Vancouver ... Ranks 7th in Stanford history in the 400-yard IM, 7th in the 200-yard breaststroke, 10th in the 200-yard backstroke and 10th in the 200-yard IM.

As a Sophomore in 1998-99: Three-time All-American ... Consolation finalist in three events at NCAAs, finishing 11th in the 400 IM (3:49.06), 11th in the 200 back (1:44.81) and 12th in the 200 IM (1:47.08) ... Set personal bests in all three events in prelims at NCAAs, then broke those bests in finals ... Scored many important points at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing 3rd in the 200 IM (1:48.02), 6th in the 400 IM (3:53.40) and 9th in the 200 breast (2:01.00) ... Won both IM events in the dual-meet win over Cal ... Took the 200 IM (1:48.41) against No. 4 USC ... A second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection ... Named Upperclassman Most Improved ... Also received the "Spirit" pants.

As a Freshman in 1997-98: Three-time All-American ... Consolation finalist in three events at NCAAs, finishing 11th in the 200 IM (1:48.11), 11th in the 400 IM (3:51.35) and 16th in the 200 back (1:46.32) ... Finished 4th in the 200 IM (1:48.94), tied for 5th in the 400 IM (3:51.40) and 7th in the 200 back (1:46.33) at Pac-10s ... Named Freshman Most Improved.

National Competition: Placed 3rd in the 200m breast (2:17.15) at the 1999 Phillips 66 Summer Nationals, beat-ing the reigning NCAA champion ... Also finished 6th in the 200 IM (2:04.82), reached the finals in the 100 breast (1:03.98 prelims), and took 13th in the 400 IM (4:27.97) ... Finished 7th in the 200 IM (2:05.63) at the 1997 Phillips 66 Nationals ... Five-time nation-al finalist in the 200 IM ... Finished 16th in the 200 IM at the 1996 Olympic Trials ... Member of the 1996 U.S. Junior National Team.

Prep: All-American ... Scholastic All-American ... National Merit Commendation ... First Team All-American in water polo in 1996-97.

Personal: History major ... Son of Mark and Pam Canales.

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