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Peter Vanderkaay


Peter Vanderkaay

Peter Vanderkaay of the USA looks at his time after winning the final of the 100m freestyle during day 2 of the Mutual of Omaha Swimvitational at the Qwest Center June 6, 2008

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Peter is in the middle-distance freestyle events.


  • CLUB: Club Wolverine (CW-MI)
  • DOB: Feb 12, 1984
  • HEIGHT: 6' 4" (193.0 cm)
  • WEIGHT: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • HOMETOWN: Rochester, Mich.
  • RESIDENCE: Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • BIRTHPLACE: Royal Oak, Mich.
  • COACHED BY: Bob Bowman / Jon Urbanchek

Personal Notes:

  • High School: Rochester Adams HS '02
  • College: Michigan '06
  • College Major: Biology
  • Parents: Mark and Robin; father is a dentist, and mother is a homemaker
  • Sibling(s): Older brother (Christian) swam at Michigan; younger brother (Alex) also swam at Michigan; all three brothers swam together for the Wolverines during the 2004-05 season
  • Sports Played Before Swimming: Baseball, basketball
  • Nickname(s): PVK
  • Pet(s): Two dogs (Maddy and Skyler); both are yellow labs; also has a hermit crab (Ditka)
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Hunting, being outdoors, hanging out with friends
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: Sleeping
  • Most Influential Person: Parents
  • Training Stats: Swims 10-15,000 meters/yards per day, 4-5 hours a day, 6 days a week
  • When he was little, wanted to be a scientist
  • if he could be on any TV show, it would be Jeopardy
  • Favorites:
    • U.S. city: Ann Arbor, Mich.
    • int'l destination: Grand Cayman
    • celebrity: Clint Eastwood
    • summer activity: boating
    • t.v. show: Survivorman
    • music: classic rock, folk

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