Height: 6-0 (182.9 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78.0 kg)
Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Mission Viejo HS '03
College: USC '08
College Major: Political Science
Coached By: Dave Salo
Club: Trojan Swim Club (TROJ-CA)

Fast Facts

  • Two-time Olympian (2008, 2004)
  • Two Olympic medals (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

Career Highlights

Finished fourth in the 1500m free at the 2007 World Championships...made the team by finishing second in the 1500m free at the 2006 Nationals...captured silver in American record time in the 1500m free at the 2004 Olympic Games...narrowly missed an Olympic medal in the 400m free, finishing fourth...earned two silver medals at the 2005 World Championships, setting an American record in the 800m free and taking second in the 1500m free...owns six career U.S. National titles.

  • Olympic History: 2008: Bronze, 400m FR ... 2004: Silver, 1500m FR(AR); 4, 400m FR
  • World Champs History: 2007: 4, 1500m FR ... 2005: Silver, 800m FR(AR) & 1500m FR ... 2003: Silver, 800m FR(AR)
  • Pan Pacs History: 2002: Silver, 800m FR(AR); Bronze, 1500m FR
  • SC Worlds History: 2006: Bronze, 800m FR-R; 4, 1500m FR; 7, 400m FR
  • Duel in the Pool History: 2005: Bronze, 400m FR ... 2003: Silver, 1500m FR
  • NCAA History: 2007(Sr): 1, 500y FR/1650y FR; 9, 800y FR-R; 13, 200y FR
  • 2006 World Rankings: 67th, 200m free; 11th, 400m free; 19th, 1500m free
  • 2005 World Rankings: 7th, 400m free; 2nd, 800m free; 2nd, 1500m free
  • National Titles: 800m Free (4): '05 SPG, '04 SPG, '03 SUM, '03 SPG...1500m Free (2): '05 SPG, '03 SUM


Holds AR in 1500m FR, set at 2004 Olympic Games...holds NAG (17-18) in 400m FR, set at 2004 Olympic Games...holds NAG (17-18) in 1500m FR, set at 2004 Olympic Games...holds NAG (17-18) in 800m FR, set at 2003 World Championships...holds NAG (15-16) in 800m FR, set at 2002 US Pan Pacifics Champs

Additional Honors

  • General Accolades: 2004 USA Swimming Breakout Performer of the Year
  • National Teams: Four-time National A Team (2002-05)...2006 National B Team
  • All-Star Team: Three-time (2003-05)
  • Collegiate: Won gold in the 500y free at the 2007 NCAA Championships


  • Parents: Alan and Barbara...parents are almond farmers in Bakersfield, Calif....Barbara was also a competitive swimmer
  • Sibling(s): Younger sister (Lindsey) is a diver
  • Nickname(s): "Larjo"...USC teammates and training partners Erik Vendt and Chad Carvin gave him the nickname
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Driving
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: Driving, sleeping
  • Most Influential Person: Father because of his integrity and toughness
  • Training Stats: Swims 18-20,000 meters/yards per day, 6 hours a day, 6 days a week