Blake Pieroni

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Blake Pieroni
Personal information
National team United States
Born (1995-11-15) November 15, 1995 (age 23)[1]
Crown Point, Indiana[2]
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
College teamIndiana University[3]

Blake Pieroni (born November 15, 1995)[1] is an American competition swimmer who specializes in freestyle events. At the US Olympic Trials, he qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a 4×100 meter freestyle relay swimmer.[3] In the heats, he swam a split time of 48.39 on the third leg, and the team went on to win the gold medal.

In 2018 at the NCAA championships he set the American and US Open records in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:29.63, becoming the first swimmer to break 1:30.[4] Two days later his record was broken by Townley Haas.

Pieroni was born in Crown Point, Indiana, and raised in Chesterton where he graduated from Chesterton High School in 2014. He is currently attending Indiana University.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Team Bios – Blake Pieroni". USA Swimming. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Blake Pieroni". TeamUSA.org. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Vickrey, Brandon (July 3, 2016). "Chesterton's Blake Pieroni makes Olympic cut in 400 freestyle relay". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Blake Pieroni Becomes First Man Under 1:30 in 200 Free, Leads Off Relay in 1:29.63; Townley Haas Also Under Old Record". Swimming World. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.

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