Ian Crocker

Swimming

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Height: 6-5 (195.6 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs (81.6 kg)
Birthplace: Portland, Maine
Residence: Austin, Texas
High School: Cheverus HS ‘00
College: Texas '05
College Major: Sociology
Coached By: Eddie Reese
Club: Longhorn (TXLA-TX)

 

Fast Facts

  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2004, 2000)
  • Five Olympic medals (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

 

Career Highlights

Four-time Olympic medalist who won gold, silver, and bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens...member of the 400m medley relay teams that set world records at both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics...shocked the world at the 2003 World Championships in winning the 100m fly in world record time...repeated as the world champion in the 100m fly in 2005, once again breaking his own world record.

  • Olympic History: 2008: Gold, 400m MR... 2004: Gold, 400m MR(WR); Silver, 100m FL; Bronze, 400m FR-R...2000: Gold, 400m MR(WR); 4, 100m FL
  • World Champs History: 2007: Silver, 50m FL & 100m FL...2005: Gold, 400m MR & 100m FL(WR); Silver, 50m FL...2003: Gold, 50m FL(AR); Gold, 100m FL(WR); Gold, 400m MR-R(WR) ... 2001: Silver, 100m FL
  • Pan Pacs History: 2006: Gold, 100m FL & 400m MR...2002: Gold, 100m FL (CR)...1999: no medals
  • SC Worlds History: 2004: Four golds- 50m FL(WR), 100m FL(CR), 400m FR-R(pr), 400m MR(WR)
  • 2007 World Rankings: 2nd, 50m fly; 2nd, 100m fly; 45th, 100m fly; 63rd, 100m fly
  • 2006 World Rankings: 84th, 50m free; 68th, 100m free; 1st, 100m fly
  • 2005 World Rankings: 101st, 50m free; 78th, 100m free; 1st, 100m fly
  • National Titles: 100m Fly (2): '01 SPG, '00 SUM

 

Records

Holds WR in 100m FL, set at 2005 World Championships...Holds WR in 400m MED-R, set at 2004 Olympic Games...Holds WR in 100m FL (SCM), set at 2004 US Men's NCAA Champs...Holds AR in 100y FL, set at 2004 ST Big 12 Championships.

 

Additional Honors

  • General Accolades: 2005 USA Swimming Male Performance of the Year (World Champ 100m fly)
  • International: Set the world record in the 100m fly, becoming the first person to swim the event under 51 seconds...swam the butterfly leg of both world record-breaking 400m medley relays (lcm and scm)...swam the fastest butterfly relay split in history as part of world record-breaking 400m medley relay at 2004 Olympic Games
  • National Teams: Seven-time National A Team (2000-06)...two-time National B Team (1998-99)...1998 National Junior Team
  • All-Star Team: Six-time (2000-01, 03-06)
  • Meet Honors: 1998 Spring Nationals Rookie of the Meet

 

Personal

  • Parents: Richard and Gail...father is a lab technician, and mother manages a cardiac rehab facility
  • Sibling(s): One sister (Amy)
  • Pet(s): Three cats (Murphy, Hazel, Dinah)
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Cars, music...enjoys playing blues guitar and restoring Berta, his
  • 1971 Buick Riviera...is an avid Bob Dylan fan...also enjoys photography
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: Cruising in his car, playing the guitar
  • Most Influential Person: His coaches
  • Charities: National Mental Health
  • Sponsor(s): Speedo, Aircast
  • Training Stats: Swims 6-12,000 meters/yards per day, 2-5 hours a day, 6 days a week
  • Favorites: U.S. city: Austin, Texas...musician: Bob Dylan...summer activities: hiking, biking, car rallies, grilling; "basically, anything in Austin"
  • More: Starred in a behind-the-scenes documentary entitled "Unfiltered: The Story Behind the Rivalry" with teammate and rival Michael Phelps that was released in October of 2005; "Unfiltered" was selected for the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival in New York...after the 2004 Games in Athens, Crocker participated in a 14-city post-Olympic tour with fellow Olympic teammates Phelps and Lenny Krayzelburg in an effort to raise the profile of the sport of swimming...considers himself a good cook, musician and artist...drives a beat-up pick-up