Dan Ketchum

Daniel Ketchum
Personal information
Full name Daniel Ketchum
Nickname(s) "Dan"
National team  United States
Born (1981-10-07) October 7, 1981
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Cincinnati Marlins
College team University of Michigan

Daniel Ketchum (born October 7, 1981) is an American former swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Ketchum earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

Ketchum was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He swam for the Cincinnati Marlins swim club as an age group swimmer, and later for Sycamore High School in Cincinnati. While swimming for Sycamore High, he won six individual Ohio state swimming championships in 1998, 1999 and 2000—three each in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events.[1][2] He then attended the University of Michigan, where he swam for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. He was a member of Michigan's NCAA national championship team in the 800-meter freestyle relay, together with Peter Vanderkaay, Davis Tarwater and Andrew Hurd, in 2004.[3][4]

He assumed the role of head coach of the swim team at Loveland High School starting in the 2009-10 high school swim season. During his first season as head coach he led the Tigers to their best results in history at the 2010 OHHSA Swimming and Diving Championship Meet where his boys finished 7th overall and the girls finished 14th overall.[5]

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