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Jason Lezak


Jason Lezak

Jason Lezak prepares for his semifinal heat of the 100 meter freestyle during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on July 2, 2008

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Beijing is Jason's third Olympics, and he has something to prove in the 100 freestyle.


  • CLUB: Rose Bowl Aquatics (ROSE-CA)
  • DOB: Nov 12, 1975
  • HEIGHT: 6' 4" (193.0 cm)
  • WEIGHT: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • HOMETOWN: Irvine, Calif.
  • RESIDENCE: Irvine, Calif.
  • BIRTHPLACE: Bellflower, Calif.
  • COACHED BY: Jeff Julian

Personal Notes:

  • High School: Irvine HS '94
  • College: California-Santa Barbara ‘99
  • College Major: Business/Economics
  • Job Outside of Swimming: Self-employed
  • Parents: David and Linda; father is in leather goods sales, and mother is an elementary school science teacher
  • Spouse: Married Danielle DeAlva on April 24, 2004; she competed at the Pan American Games for Mexico in swimming; she graduated from nursing school in 2006
  • Sibling(s): Older sister (Nicole) attended Chapman University and is a social worker; younger sister (Erin) attended UC-Santa Barbara and is getting her Masters in teaching
  • Sports Played Before Swimming: Basketball, baseball, soccer
  • Pet(s): One puppy (Bailey) is a lab
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing basketball
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: Watching television
  • Most Influential Person: Parents; "Because of their continued support throughout the years."
  • Sponsor(s): Nike
  • Training Stats: Swims 4,000 meters/yards per day, 2 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • More: 1994 High School All-American in water polo
  • when he was little, wanted to be an NBA basketball player
  • Favorites:
    • U.S. city: Irvine, Calif.
    • int'l destination: Bora Bora
    • musician: 2Pac
    • celebrity: Magic Johnson; "I idolized him growing up."

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