Chad La Tourette

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Chad La Tourette
Personal information
Full name Chad La Tourette
Nickname(s) Frenchie
Nationality  USA
Born (1988-10-07) October 7, 1988 (age 28)
Livermore, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team Stanford University

Chad La Tourette (born October 7, 1988 in Livermore, California) is an American former distance swimmer. La Tourette is a six-time medalist (three golds, three silvers) at the World University Games and two-time silver medalist at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

Career[edit]

At the 2010 National Championships, La Tourette competed in the 400 and 1500 m freestyle. In the 400 m freestye, La Tourette finished in 4th place.[1] In the 1500 m freestyle, La Tourette handily won with a time of 14:55.39 with his closest competitor eight seconds back.[2]

At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, La Tourette won two silver medals behind Canadian swimmer Ryan Cochrane. In the 1500 m freestyle, La Tourette finished with a time of 14:54.48, five seconds behind the eventual winner Cochrane.[3] In the 800 m freestyle, held three days after the 1500 m freestyle, La Tourette finished with a time of 7:51.62.[4] La Tourette said he was not disappointed with his performances but only regretted not staying with Cochrane more.[5]

At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, La Tourette competed in two events, the 800 and 1500 m freestyle. In his first event, the 800 m freestyle, La Tourette finished in 6th place with a time of 7:46.52.[6] In the 1500 m freestyle, La Tourette finished in 5th place with a time of 14:52.36.[7]

At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, La Tourette just missed making the Olympic team by placing third in the 1500 m freestyle with a time of 14:57.53.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2007 2007 Summer Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 1st 800 m freestyle
1st 1500 m freestyle
2008 2008 Open Water Worlds Seville, Spain 4th 5 k open water
2009 2009 Summer Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 800 m freestyle
2nd 400 m freestyle
2nd 1500 m freestyle
2nd 4×200 m freestyle relay
2010 2010 Pan Pacs Irvine, California 2nd 1500 m freestyle
2nd 800 m freestyle
2011 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China 6th 800 m freestyle
5th 1500 m freestyle

Personal bests[edit]

As of July 31, 2011.
Event Time Venue Date
400 m freestyle (long course) 3:46.93 Belgrade July 5, 2009
800 m freestyle (long course) 7:46.52 Shanghai July 27, 2011
1500 m freestyle (long course) 14:52.36 Shanghai July 31, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships – 400 m freestyle results (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  2. ^ "2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships – 1500 m freestyle results (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  3. ^ "2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships – 1500 m freestyle results (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  4. ^ "2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships – 800 m freestyle results (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  5. ^ Schaller, Bob (2010-08-24). "20 Question Tuesday: Chad La Tourette". Swimnetwork. Archived from the original on 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  6. ^ "2011 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 800 metre freestyle (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2011-07-31. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "2011 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 1500 metre freestyle (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2011-07-31. [permanent dead link]

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