Height: 5-7 (170.2 cm)
Birthplace: Tacoma, Wash
Residence: Puyallup, Wash.
High School: Emerald Ridge HS '02
College: Pacific Lutheran University '08
Coached By: Sean Hutchison
Club: King Aquatic Club (KING-WA)

Fast Facts

  • Two-time Olympian (2000, 2008)
  • Three Olympic medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver)


Career Highlights

2008  Olympic silver medalist in the 400m  medley relay ... 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m breast and 400m medley relay...narrowly missed a spot on the 2004 Olympic Team, finishing third in the 100m breast at Olympic Trials...won three gold medals at the 2005 World University Games (50m and 100m breast, 400m medley relay)...former American record holder in the 50m and 100m breast...owns 10 U.S. national titles

  • Olympic History: 2000: Gold, 100m BR & 400m MR(WR)
  • World Champs History: 2007: Silver(t), 200m BR...2001: Silver, 400m MR-R
  • Pan Pacs History: 2006: Silver, 100m BR; 4, 200m BR...2002: 10, 200m BR...1999: Gold, 400m MR; Silver, 100m BR
  • WUGs History: 2005: Gold, 50m BR (CR), 100m BR & 400m MR
  • 2006 World Rankings: 5th, 100m breast; 18th, 200m breast
  • 2005 World Rankings: 8th, 100m breast; 15th, 200m breast
  • National Titles: 100m Breast (9): '06 SUM, '03 SUM, '02 SPG, '01 SUM, '00 SUM, '00 SPG, '99 SUM, '99 SPG



Holds USO in 50m BR, set at 2006 PN Pacific Rim Classic


Additional Honors

  • General Accolades: Youngest medalist on 2000 U.S. Olympic swim team
  • International: Her breast relay split as part of world record-breaking 400m medley relay at 2000 Olympic Games was fastest in history until July 2003
  • National Teams: Nine-time National A Team (1997, 99-06)...1998 National B Team
  • All-Star Team: Four-time (1999-00, 02, 06)
  • Meet Honors: 2000 U.S. Open and 1998 Spring Nationals Phillips Performance Award (100m breast)



  • Parents: Tom and Erin...father is an engineer, and mother is a massage therapist
  • Spouse: Married Nathan Jendrick on Dec 18, 2004...he is a writer
  • Sibling(s): Older brother (Michael) attended University of Washington...younger sister (Laura)
  • Notable Relative(s): Grandfather (Mel Walk) made the 1940 Olympic team as a high jumper but went to war instead
  • Job Outside of Swimming: Swim coach
  • Sports Played Before Swimming: Water polo, basketball, soccer, volleyball and hockey, all before the age of 12...when her swimming began to improve around the age of 13, she was hooked and focused on it solely
  • Pet(s): Two dogs (Jetta and Chewbacca)...Jetta is a Jack Russell / Lab mix, and Chewbacca is a mini-pinscher
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Scrapbooking, and all kinds of things outdoors (hiking, camping, open water swimming)
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: On a beach
  • Most Influential Person: "There were a lot of people who have been a huge part of my dreams and my successes in swimming. Seeing Amanda Beard at the Olympics at only 14 was just amazing...I told my parents right when I saw her march out to the blocks - at the time I was 12 - that I would be in the 2000 Olympics. If she could do it, so could I. There are a lot of athletes these days that I'm just in awe of. Lance Armstrong and Erin Popovich, among others, because they've overcome so much and have been so great."
  • Charities: American Lung Association and Junior Achievement
  • Sponsor(s): Speedo, Biogenesis
  • Training Stats: Swims 8,000 meters/yards per day, 3 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Injuries: Broke right arm and had 300 stitches
  • More: Competed at the 2000 Olympic Games as Megan Quann, her maiden name...gave up future college eligibility after 2000 Olympic Games...went from Junior to Senior qualifying after just five months of training at age 13...recipient of the 2006 Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award, an award for athletic and humanitarian accomplishments...was the ninth female Olympic gold medalist to be chosen
  • Favorites: U.S. city: Honolulu...international destination: Sydney...summer activity: camping