Nathan Adrian added another piece of jewelry to his growing collection Saturday: a wedding ring.
Adrian, an eight-time Olympic medalist, married Hallie Ivester in Napa Valley in Northern California. The ceremony at Beaulieu Garden was attended by other Cal alumni an Olympic swimmers, including Ryan Murphy and Josh Prenot.
The pairing is a bit unusual, yet also makes sense. Adrian, who is from Bremerton, Washington, went to college and swam at Cal, while Ivester grew up in Los Altos, California, and attended Stanford, where she was a member of the diving team. They were often at the same events, but said they never crossed paths until she was invited to Adrian’s house for a game night.
Adrian, 29, who specializes in short-distance freestyle events, has competed at the past three Olympic Games, with five gold medals, one silver and two bronzes to show for it. His lone individual gold came at the Olympic Games London 2012 when he edged Australia’s James Magnusson by one hundredth of a second in the 100-meter freestyle.
Earlier this week, Adrian was named to the U.S. team for the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, in July 2019, which will mark his sixth consecutive long-course world team. He is scheduled to participate in the 4x100 freestyle.
Ivester is a director of merchandising for Banana Republic. The pair was engaged in May 2017.