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Chloe Sutton - 2008 USA Swimming Olympic Team Swimmer


Chloe Sutton

Chloe Sutton waves to the crowd as a memeber of the US Olympic team in open water swimming during the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials on June 29, 2008

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Chloe was the first US Woman swimmer to qualify for the 2008 Olympics. She will race the 10km open water swimming marathon.

Career Highlights:

Won the 10K Beijing Test Event, qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games; earned bronze in the 5K at the 2008 Open Water World Championships; finished third in the 10K at the Open Water World Championship Trials; defended her national title in the 10K and won the 5K at the 2007 Open Water National Championships; took gold in the 10K at the 2007 Pan Am Games; Competed at the 2007 World Championships; won gold in the 10K at the 2007 London World Cup; took silver in the 10K at the Seville World Cup; won gold in the 1500m free at the 2006 Victorian State Championships as a member of the U.S. National Junior Team


  • CLUB: Mission Viejo Nadadores (MVN-CA)
  • DOB: Feb 3, 1992
  • HEIGHT: 5' 9" (175.3 cm)
  • HOMETOWN: Mission Viejo, Calif.
  • BIRTHPLACE: Vandenberg, Calif.
  • COACHED BY: Bill Rose

Personal Notes:

  • High School: University of Nebraska Independent Study Program '10
  • Future Professional Aspirations: Something medical
  • Parents: David and Wendy; father is in the Air Force and played football for the Air Force Academy
  • Sibling(s): Younger brother (Colin) plays football
  • Sports Played Before Swimming: Dance, soccer, basketball
  • Pet(s): Two cats (Coco and Cookie) at home with parents... "When I moved away in search of a better team (CCA), I got a kitten named Squirt, which is the name of the baby sea turtle in 'Finding Nemo.'"
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Surfing, body surfing, writing
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: Bubble baths and naps
  • Most Influential Person: Dad ... "He is the strongest, toughest and most honest person I know."
  • Training Stats: Swims 10-15,000 yards per day, 4 hours a day, 6 days a week
  • When she was little, wanted to be a marine biologist
  • loves to cook
  • The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had a big impact on her life because her dad was in the Pentagon that day; "I appreciate him so much more."
  • "I am a strong Christian and that is a big part of my life."
  • Favorites:
    • U.S. city: Santa Barbara, Calif.
    • int'l destination: Australia
    • summer activity: going to the beach
    • movies: Facing the Giants, Anchorman, Down with Love, Blades of Glory
    • t.v. shows: House, America's Top Model, Project Runway, American Idol

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