This is Peter Vanderkaay’s second Olympics; he competed in Athens in 2004 and won the Gold Medal in the 800m Freestyle Relay along side Michael Phelps, with whom he now shares a coach.
- Born in Royal Oak
- Raised in Rochester, Class of ’02 at Adams High School
- Attended University of Michigan
- Lives in Ann Arbor
February 12th, 1984
Vanderkaay started swimming with his brother at the age of seven. He now trains at Club Wolverine with Bob Bowman, who also coaches teammate Michael Phelps. The word on the street is that he may retire after Beijing, but he doesn’t have to decide for a while.
- Earned a B.S. in General Biology from University of Michigan
- Wants to return to school to earn a degree in Business Administration
- Has several brothers who also swim
- Suffers from Asthma
Website:PeterVanderkaay.com (presented by Swimstars.org)
Highlights of Swimming Career:
2007 – Gold Medal at 2007 World Championship in 800m Freestyle Relay
2005 – Gold Medal at 2005 World Championship in 800m Freestyle Relay
2004 – Gold Medal at 2004 Olympics in 800m Freestyle Relay