Kaitlin Sandeno

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Kaitlin Sandeno
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Sandeno with Olympic medals from 2000 and 2004 (Photo by Don Le)
Personal information
Full nameKaitlin Shea Sandeno
National team United States
Born (1983-03-13) March 13, 1983 (age 37)[1]
Mission Viejo
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesIndividual medley, freestyle, butterfly
College teamUniversity of Southern California
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing the United States
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 1 2
World Championships (LC) 1 0 3
World Championships (SC) 4 1 1
Pan American Games 2 0 0
Universiade 2 0 0
Total 10 2 6
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 4x200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens 400 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 800 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 400 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal 4x200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Fukuoka 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Fukuoka 800 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Montreal[2] 400 m medley
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2004 Indianapolis[3] 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2004 Indianapolis[3] 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2004 Indianapolis 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2004 Indianapolis 4x200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2006 Shanghai[4] 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Shanghai 4x200 m freestyle
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg 800 m freestyle
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok 4x200 m freestyle

Kaitlin Shea Sandeno (born March 13, 1983) is an American former competition swimmer who is an Olympic gold medalist, world champion and former world record-holder. Sandeno was a member of the American team that set a new world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[5] She is the current general manager of DC Trident which is a part of the International Swimming League.

Career[edit]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Sandeno won the bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle event,[6] along with fourth place in the 400-meter individual medley and sixth place in the 200-meter butterfly. In 2003, while enrolled at the University of Southern California, she won the U.S. national championship in the 200-meter butterfly, and the 200- and 400-meter individual medley events.

The 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece saw Sandeno win three more Olympic medals: a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley, a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle, and a gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. The American team of Natalie Coughlin, Carly Piper, Dana Vollmer and Sandeno also broke the seventeen-year-old world record (previously held by East Germany) by more than two seconds with their victory in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

After failing to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, Sandeno announced her retirement. She is currently looking to start a new career in sports broadcasting. As of May 2010, Sandeno has joined with Think Physical Therapy and started a venture called Swim Tank where she will do stroke analysis for swimmers. For the 2010 Southern California swim season, Sandeno was an assistant swim coach at Mater Dei High School, a private catholic high school in Santa Ana, California. As a high school student, Sandeno attended El Toro High School in Lake Forest.

In 2014, Sandeno called the swimming races at the Youth Olympics on NBC.[7]

At USA Swimming 2016 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska; Sandeno served as the on-deck live emcee alongside Olympic teammate Brendan Hansen. She also hosted USA Swimming’s web-series debut of “Deck Pass Live”.

In April 2018, Sandeno joined swimming fin company Laguna Fin Co. as partner and face of the company. Laguna Fin Co. produces a unique training fin with a built-in neoprene foot pocket for comfort and an adjustable back strap for sizing. This training fin is also the only fin which can be used for all 4 competitive strokes, including breaststroke.

In the Summer of 2019, Sandeno released “Golden Glow. How Kaitlin Sandeno achieved Gold in the Pool and Life” with coauthor Dan D’Adonna.

Personal life[edit]

At a younger age, Sandeno swam for the Nellie Gail Saddleback Valley Gators in Orange County, California, coached by Vic and Renee Riggs. She swam as one of the top competitors in freestyle events, and helped the Gator team.

Originally from Lake Forest, Sandeno attended El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California and was a member of the El Toro High School swim team.

In September 2008, Sandeno teamed up with Anna Kournikova and Katya Myers to win the female celebrity category of the 2008 Malibu Triathlon.

On April 25, 2015, Sandeno married Peter Hogan. The couple resides in Newport Beach, California.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kaitlin Sandeno". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "Montreal 2005 Results". Archived from the original on January 28, 2007. Retrieved June 9, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "7th FINA World Championships – 25m Indianapolis 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 26, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  4. ^ "Shanghai 2006 results". Archived from the original on March 6, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  5. ^ "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved July 22, 2007.
  6. ^ "ESPN Sydney Swimming". Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  7. ^ "NBC Olympics, Universal Sports announce Youth Olympics coverage". Retrieved September 28, 2014.

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