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2003 Won the Kiputh Award at the CP Summer Nationals after becoming the first man to win five U.S. National titles at one championships; won the 200m IM in world record time, the 200m and 400m free in American record-time as well as the 200m back and 100m free ... named Swimmer of the Meet at the World Championships, after winning six medals, including four golds and breaking five world records ... became first person to ever break five world records in one meet ... won the 400m IM, (breaking his world record) the 100m fly (breaking his American record) and the 200m fly as well as swimming the fly leg on the U.S. Open record-breaking 400m medley relay at the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool ...won three U.S. National titles, taking the 200m free, the 200m back and the 100m fly at the CP Spring Nationals; becomes the first man in history to win three different strokes at one national championship.
2002 Swam the fastest fly leg in history, leading the US men's 400m medley to the Pan Pacific gold medal and a world record; third leg on the American record-breaking 800m FR; won the 200m and 400m IM at Pan Pacific Championships, setting championships records in both; was second in the 200m fly ... won four events at P66 Summer Nationals, taking the 400m IM in world record-time; won the 200m IM and 100m fly in American record-time and set a U.S. Open record (third-fastest time ever) in the 200m fly; was third in the 200m free.
2001 Won 200m IM and 400m IM, was second in 200m fly and third in 200m back and 200m free at U.S. Open to win high point award ... won 100m fly and 200m IM and was second in 200m back and sixth in 200m free to win Kiphuth Award at P66 Summer Nationals ... lowered his own world record and won his first international medal by winning the 200m fly in 1:54.58 at World Championships ... broke world record to become youngest male world record-holder in history by winning 200m fly in 1:54.92 and was third in 200m and 400m IM and eighth in 1500m free at P66 Spring Nationals (all times were 15-16 NAG records) ... won silver medal in 400m IM and 200m back, bronze in 200m fly and placed fourth in 200m back at World Cup 9.
2000 Won 200m fly and was third in 100m fly at World Cup 2 ... was fifth in 200m fly, breaking 15-16 National Age Group record, at Olympic Games; youngest member of team at 15 ... was second in 200m fly, breaking the 15-16 NAG record, at the Olympic Trials ... was third in 200m fly and 10th in 400m IM at Spring Nationals.
International Medals Olympic Games 2000: no medals World Championships 2003: 2nd, 100m fly (WR - semis); 1st, 200m fly (WR - semis); 1st, 200m IM (WR, also WR in semis); 1st, 400m IM (WR); 2nd, 800m FR (AR, also AR as lead-off); 1st, 400m MRp 2001: 1st, 200m fly Pan Pacific Championships 2002: 2nd, 200m fly; 1st, 200m IM (CR); 1st, 400m IM (CR); 2nd, 800m FR (AR); 1st, 400m
U.S. National Titles 100m free (1): '03 SUM 200m free (2): '03 SUM (AR), '03 SPG 400m free (1): '03 SUM (AR) 200m back (2): '03 SUM, '03 SPG 100m fly (3): '03 SPG, '02 SUM (AR), '01 SUM 200m fly (2): '02 SUM (USO), '01 SPG (WR) 200m IM (3): '03 SUM (WR), '02 SUM (AR), '01 SUM 400m IM (1): '02 SUM (WR)
Records World (lcm): 100m fly (2003); 200m fly (2001); 200m IM (2003); 400m IM (2002); 400m MR (fly leg, 2002) American (lcm): 200m free (2003); 400m free (2003); 100m fly (2002, 2003); 200m fly (2001); 200m IM (2002); 400m IM (2002); 800m FR (third leg, 2002); 400m MR (fly leg, 2002) American/U.S. Open (scy): 200y fly (2003)
Additional Honors/Records 2003 FINA World Championships Male Swimmer of the Meet ...2003 and 2001 USA Swimming Swimmer of the Year ... 2001, 2002 and 2003 Summer Nationals Kiphuth Award winner ... 2001 P66 Spring Nationals Phillips Performance of the Meet winner ... 15-16 NAG record-holder in 1500m free, 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m IM and 400m IM ... 2001 and 2002 All-Star team member; made 2002 team in four events, most of any male ... three-time National A team member (2000-02) ... 1999 National B team member ... Pan Pac record holder in the 200m and 400m IM.
World Rankings 2000: 59th, 800m free; 68th, 1500m free; 110th, 100m fly; 7th, 200m fly; 77th, 200m IM; 44th, 400m IM 2001: 88th, 200m free; 65th, 800m free; 43rd, 1500m free; 18th, 200m back; 124th, 50m fly; 13th, 100m fly; 1st, 200m fly; 4th, 200m IM; 4th, 400m IM 2002: 13th, 200m free; 55th, 400m free; 55th, 1500m free; 1st, 100m fly; 2nd, 200m fly; 1st, 200m IM; 1st, 400m IM
Personal Only person to ever break five world records at one meet (2003 World Championships) ... won FINA trophy at 2003 World Championships as top swimmer; also had top performance (200m IM) ... only man to win five U.S. National titles at the same Championships ... only man to ever win a U.S. National title in three different strokes at one national championship ... youngest member of 2000 Olympic team at age 15 and youngest male Olympian since 1932 ... youngest man (15 years, nine months) to break a world record, breaking 200m fly mark at 2001 Spring Nationals ... first person under one minute and 55 seconds in 200m fly with world record swim...he and his coach, Bob Bowman, were named 2001 and 2003 Swimmer and Coach of the Year by USA Swimming ... swam then-fastest fly leg in history leading Team USA to the 400m MR world record at 2002 Pan Pacs.