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Chad Ainsworth
Chad Ainsworth


Lee Summit, Mo.

High School:
Blue Springs South HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 165




Personal Bests
200 free - 1:43.15
500 free - 4:28.89
1650 free - 15:31.73

2002-03 Season: Named to the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII at-large second team... First team Academic All-Pac-10... At 2003 Pac-10 Championships, finished eight in the 1650 free (15:31.63), 12th in the 500 free (4:29.32) and 20th in the 400 IM (4:05.63)... Had six top-five finishes during dual meet action... Finished third in the 1000 free (9:35.21) and fourth in the 500 free against Arizona State... Won the 1000 free against California... Was fourth in the 1000 free both against Stanford and at USC... Finished 15th in the 1650 free at the Texas Invitational...Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

2001-02 Season: At 2002 Pac-10 Championships, finished16th in the 1650 free (15:52.46), 22nd in the 500 free (4:32.58) and 24th in the 200 free (1:45.50)... Finished 4th in 1000 free against California with the time of 9:29.99...

National & International Competition - 2001: At the 2001 Senior Nationals, placed 22nd in the 1500m free with the time of 15:56.70... Also competed in the 800m free (8:26.44) and the 400m free (4:09.11)...2000: Participated in the 2000 Junior Nationals, placing 10th in the 1650y free (15:40.41), 17th in the 1000y free (9:24.69) and 43rd in the 500y free (4:39.76)...

Prep: Four-year letterwinner under coach Tim Hagmann at Blue Springs South High School... Team captain his senior year... Earned all-state, all conference and all-metro honors in 2001... In 2001, earned a FINA World Ranking, placing 45th in the 1500m free... Set both the high school and conference records in the 200 and 500 free... Kansas City Star Metro Area Swimmer of the Year...

Personal: Born Chad Allen Ainsworth on May 29, 1983, in Kansas City, Mo.... Son of Bruce and Mary Ainsworth... Has two older sisters, Jennifer Taloney and Megan Ainsworth... Majoring in accounting.