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Garrett Weber-Gale

(1985 - )

Garrett Weber-Gale is a Jewish American swimmer who won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic games.

Weber-Gale (born August 6, 1985) began his competitive career as a YMCA age-group swimmer. He set a national public high school record while at Nicolet High School in the 100 yard freestyle in 2003 with a time of 43.49. He is a three-time Wisconsin State Champion, twice in the backstroke and once in the freestyle.

In 2006, Weber-Gale was the NCAA Division I Champion in the 100 freestyle. In 2004, with University of Texas teammates Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen and Ian Crocker, Weber-Gale set a World Record in the short-course 400 Medley Relay in a time of 3:25.38. On July 2, 2008, he also set an American Record in the 100 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials with a 47.78, becoming the first American ever to break 48 seconds in the 100 meter freestyle.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Weber-Gale was as a member of the 4×100m freestyle relay team in a final that has been heralded as the best relay in the history of swimming. Weber-Gale also earned a gold medal for his contribution in the heats of the 4×100m medley relay.

Sources: Wikipedia