Kate Ziegler

Most athletes can only dream of competing at the same level as their idol, but Kate Ziegler found a way to better hers. In June 2007, Kate shattered the longest standing swimming world record set by Janet Evans almost 20 years earlier in the 1500m Freestyle. Kate’s time of 15:42.54 was nearly 10 seconds off Janet Evans' previous world record. However, it was not the first time Kate had broken a long standing record. At the 2005 FINA World Cup stop in New York, she broke Sippy Woodhead’s 25 year old US Record in the 800m Freestyle which at the time was the longest standing American Record.


Also the World Record holder in the 800m and 1500m short course events Kate has developed into a dominant force for the US Team in both distance events. She broke onto the scene winning Gold Medals in both the 800m and 1500m freestyle events at the 2005 World Championships and repeating at the 2007 World Championships with victories in the same events.


She earned a gold medal in the 800m freestyle, and a silver medal in the 1500m freestyle at the 2010 MOO Pan Pacific Championships. Solidifying her place as one of the top distance swimmers in the world, Kate earned a silver medal in the 1500m freestyle and a bronze medal in the 800m freestyle at the 2011 Fina World Championships in Shanghai. Kate has a long swimming career ahead of her, and is furthering it Fullerton, where she is training for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Wow! is all we can say about the event it was wonderful. Ian and Dagny did a fantastic job and were great with the kids and even a month later they are still talking about their visit. Before we new it, it was 2:00 pm and the clinic was over. The kids just soaked everything in the had to say. The both inspired the kids and shared the importance of hard work, nutrition and most importantly their love for the sport.


On behalf of the Scranton Sea Knights swimmers, coaches and parents I would like to thank Josh Davis & Josh Schnieder for an excellent clinic. It was such an honor to have you both at our pool. The kids can’t wait to get back in the water and put all your tips to work. As a parent it is so nice to see and hear elite athletes inspire our children to be the best they can be, with hard work anything is possible. Josh Davis is such a gifted man, you can’t help but be positive when you hear him speak, it’s contagious. Every child left with a huge smile. It was as if it was everyone’s birthday. As for Josh Schnieder, we all felt he did a great job with the kids & his interview. He spoke to them on their level, what a role model! Thanks again, It was awesome.

Coach Amy

The clinic yesterday was awesome. I really enjoyed meeting Christine and Mark. They are great with the kids!