Pat Calhoun

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Pat Calhoun
Personal information
Full name Patrick Maloney Calhoun
Nickname(s) "Pat"
National team  United States
Born (1981-06-16) June 16, 1981 (age 34)
Seymour, Indiana
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
College team Auburn University

Patrick Maloney Calhoun (born June 16, 1981) is an American former competitive swimmer. He began his career at a young age. His main coach throughout his age group and high school career was Dave Boggs. He was a breastroke specialist. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, Calhoun competed in the preliminary heats of the men's 100-meter breaststroke event, and posted a time of 1:03.30.[1]


Calhoun was born in the small town of Seymour, Indiana. He was raised as a Catholic. Both of his parents are involved in the medical field. He and his siblings all shared a knack for the sport of swimming, and they were all somewhat successful.

Age Group, High School, College, Olympics[edit]

Once Calhoun became a freshman in high school, he was still under coaching by his age group coach, Dave Boggs. He chose to attend Auburn University. He was successful at Auburn, and made it to the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2000. There, he came in second place, with a time of 1:01.63, to earn a trip to the 2000 Summer Olympics. According to his former coach, Dave Boggs, "About 75 meters into it... I realized, I WAS GOING TO THE OLYMPICS!" Once at the Olympics, and friends and family have already done their fundraisers to make sure Dave Boggs and Pat's family got to Sydney, the nerves must have kicked in, as Calhoun went somewhat slower than he did in the Olympic Trials. Minor controversy went around Calhoun not getting into a relay many thought he would be placed in, which, ultimately, would've left Calhoun with a gold medal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Pat Calhoun. Retrieved November 6, 2012.