Chase Kalisz

Chase Tyler Kalisz (born March 7, 1994) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in the individual medley, but also competes in the breaststroke and butterfly events.

Chase Kalisz
Kalisz at 2015 World Championships
Personal information
Full nameChase Tyler Kalisz
Nickname(s)Killer Kalisz
National teamUnited States
Born (1994-03-07) March 7, 1994
Bel Air, Maryland
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
StrokesBreaststroke, butterfly, medley
ClubNorth Baltimore Aquatic Club
College teamUniversity of Georgia
CoachJack Bauerle

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Kalisz won silver in the 400-meter individual medley, finishing with a time of 4:09.22, which was half a second behind gold medal winner Daiya Seto of Japan.

Kalisz attends the University of Georgia, where he competed for the Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving team.[1] Kalisz won the 400-yard individual medley at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis as a freshman, finishing with a time of 3:38.05. The following year, Kalisz successfully defended his title and broke the American record in the 400-yard individual medley previously held by Tyler Clary with a time of 3:34.50.

At the 2016 United States Olympic Trials, Kalisz qualified for the 2016 Olympic Team for the 400 Meter Individual Medley with a time of 4:09.54. Kalisz won silver in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

His senior year at Georgia, Kalisz won the 400 IM once again, breaking his own American Record with a time of 3:33.41.[2]

At the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis, Kalisz won both the 200 and 400 Meter Individual Medleys, earning himself a spot on the 2017 World Championship Team in those events. He also finished 3rd in the 200 Meter Butterfly, barely missing qualifying for the national team in that event.

At the 2017 FINA World Championships, Kalisz won gold in both of his events, setting a new Championship Record in the 400 IM in a time of 4:05.90, beating the previous record held by Michael Phelps set a decade before in Melbourne.

Career best times

Long course (50-meter pool)

Event Time Venue Date
200 m IM 1:55.40 Tokyo August 11, 2018
400 m IM 4:05.90 Budapest July 30, 2017
200m Butterfly 1:54.79 Indianapolis June 27, 2017

Short course (25-yard pool)

Event Time Venue Date
400 y IM 3:33.42 March 24, 2017


  1. "Chase Kalisz – Swimming & Diving". University of Georgia. Retrieved July 27, 2014.

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