Who is 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. He is an Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter individual medley at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and a 2-time World Aquatics Championships medalist.
Kalisz attended the University of Georgia from 2012 to 2017 and competed for the Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving team where he was a 3-time NCAA Champion and American record-holder in the 400-yard individual medley.
Chase Kalisz wins the first U.S. gold medal in Tokyo
Chase Kalisz, 27, won the first — the first gold medal of the Games for the United States — in the men’s 400-meter individual medley, pulling away from the pack just after the halfway mark and cruising to victory in 4 minutes 9.42 seconds.
Chase Kalisz Biography, Wiki
Chase Kalisz was born on March 7, 1994 in Bel Air, Maryland to parents Mike and Cathy. Kalisz began swimming at the age of 5, and he swims for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and legendary coach, Bob Bowman.
Kalisz graduated fom Fallston High School in 2012. That summer at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials he was fifth in the 200 IM and 6th in the 400 IM. Although he did not make the Olympic team, he was chosen for the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championship squad. At that meet, in Honolulu, Kalisz won the 400 IM in a meet record time of 4:12.59. He also won the 200 IM in another meet record time of 1:59.51.
Kalisz began to gain national attention in 2011 when he placed third behind Ryan Lochte and Thiago Pereira in the 400-meter IM at the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix. Later that year he swam a 4:18.43 in the 400-meter IM at the National Championships. He experienced international competition in 2011 as well.
At the 2011 World Junior Championships in Peru he took 4th in the 200 IM and 200 breast as well as 6th in the 400 IM. And at the 2011 FINA World Cup meet in Moscow, Kalisz was 3rd in the 400 IM and 5th in the 200 breast. Perhaps it is not surprising that Kalisz was becoming a top-knotch IMer while training for Michael Phelps’ former coach. He has said that Phelps was a great training partner who constantly pushed him to swim faster.
Chase Kalisz Swimming Career
- Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); two-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)
- Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (400-meter individual medley)
- Olympic Games Rio 2016, silver (400-meter individual medley)
World Championship Experience
- Most recent: 2019 – bronze (200 individual medley), 10th (individual 400 medley)
- Years of participation: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
- Medals: 5 (2 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
- Gold – 2017 (200 individual medley, 400 individual medley)
- Silver – 2013 (400 individual medley)
- Bronze – 2019 (200 individual medley); 2015 (400 individual medley)
Chase Kalisz’s Net Worth
Even though the actual figure has not been made public, but the estimated net worth of Chase Kalisz is between $1 Million and $5 Million.
The net worth must have increased after the athletewon the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. His salary and other details are yet to be revealed.
Signing with MP
On July 11, 2019, Two-time World champ and Olympic silver medalist Chase Kalisz announced that he signed with MP – the swimming product and swimwear brand launched by Michael Phelps. Kalisz announced the news on Instagram, and the official MP brand Instagram page also announced Kalisz’s addition:
Is Chase Kalisz Married?
No, Chase Kalisz is not married. He has a girlfriend but has kept his relationship private.
What is Chase Kalisz’s Net Worth?
Chase Kalisz’s has a net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million
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