Event: 400-meter Freestyle Relay, 400-meter Medley Relay
Current Residence: Lake Forest, Ill.
- Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012); Five-time Olympic medalist ( 4 gold, 1 silver)
- London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (100-meter backstroke, 4x100-meter medley)
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (400-meter freestyle relay, 400-meter medley relay), silver (100-meter backstroke)
- 2015 FINA World Championships, gold (4x100-meter medley), silver (50-meter backstroke), bronze (100-meter backstroke)
- Won 5 medals at the 2014 FINA Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar
- 2014 Pan Pacific Games, gold (4x100-meter medley relay), silver (100-meter backstroke)
- 2013 FINA World Championships, gold (100-meter backstroke), tied for silver (50-meter backstroke)
- 2012, FINA World Short Course Championships, gold (100-meter backstroke, 4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter medley), silver (50-meter backstroke)
- 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships, 1st (100-meter and 200-meter backstroke), 4th (100-meter free), 7th (50-meter freestyle)
- Captured three gold medals at the 2009 MOO Duel in the Pool
- Earned two gold medals at the 2009 FINA World Championships as a member of the 4x100 free
Fun Facts: Nicknamed Nu because that is the name of his mage in Warcraft (a role-playing game) ... Favorite television show is Family Guy ... Older sister, Carolyn, swam for University of Kansas ... Older brother, Andy, swam for Northern Illinois
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