Name: Kate Ziegler
Sport: Swimming
Event: 800-meter Freestyle
Height: 6’0”
Current Residence: Fullerton, CA
College: Chapman University

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 10th (800-meter freestyle), 14th (400-meter freestyle)
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, 2nd (800-meter freestyle), 7th (400-meter freestyle)
  • 2011 FINA World Championships, silver (1500meter-freestyle), bronze (800-meter freestyle)
  • 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships, bronze (800-meter freestyle)
  • 2010 Pan Pacific Championships, gold (800-meter freestlye), silver (1500-meter freestlye)
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 10th (800-meter freestyle), 14th (400-meter freestyle)
  • Broke the longest-standing swimming world record held by Janet Evans (1500-meter freestyle, 2007)
  • Four-time world champion (2005, 2007-800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle)
  • 2006 Pan Pacific Championships, 1st (800-meter freestyle, 1500-meter freestyle)
  • Broke 25-year-old American record held by Sippy Woodhead (800-meter freestyle, 2005)

Fun Facts: Kate serves as a "clean water ambassador" for the Global Water Foundation. Kate also loves reading, cooking, photography, interior decorating, practicing yoga and pilates and fashion.

Learn more: 
USA Swimming