Gabriel Thomas Woodward (born July 6, 1979) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist.
|Full name||Gabriel Thomas Woodward|
|Born||July 6, 1979|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg)|
|College team||University of Southern California|
On February 21, 2017, The Master's University announced that Gabe would be joining them to launch their first-ever swimming and diving program for the Fall 2017 season. He plans to make the Master's U program a member of the Pacific West Conference, a conference comprising NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA institutions in the southwestern United States.
Gabe is a 2001 Graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences. While at USC, he earned NCAA All-American honors three times. During his years as a collegiate student-athlete, Gabe was a medalist at the 1999 World University Games in the 4x100 free relay, and later he would serve as the 2001 Team Co-Captain for the Trojans Swim Team.
One of the brightest moments of Woodward’s competitive career came in 2004 at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as a member of the U.S. 4x100 Free Relay team that earned a Bronze Medal. Years later, he served as the U.S. Team Co-Captain at the 2007 Pan Am Games where he was a Silver Medalist in the 4x100 Free Relay and a Bronze medalist in the 100 Freestyle.
At the 2008 Olympic Trials, Woodward was a Finalist in the 100 Freestyle and a Semifinalist in the 50 Freestyle. In 2010, Gabe competed in the same two events at the US Championships.
Woodward is a native of Bakersfield, California and is a and is the owner of the Bakersfield Swim Academy and Bakersfield Swim Club. Gabe is married and has four children.
- USA Swimming bio: Gabe Woodward
- Woodward's official website
- Gabe Woodward – Athlete profile at USCTrojans.com