Caitlin Leverenz

team nuun athlete

sport: swimming

I grew up in Tucson, AZ and started swimming at age 8. I had lots of success when I was younger and worked up through the junior team and "B" team ranks of USA swimming. I narrowly missed out on making the 2008 Olympic team. Shortly after that I moved to California to attend school at the University of California Berkeley. I had a really awesome coaching staff and amazing teammates who pushed me beyond what I thought I could do. Hard work paid off in NCAA titles and a berth on the 2012 Olympic Team in the 200 and 400 Individual Medley. Once in London I finished with a bronze medal in the 200IM. Since London I have experienced some post Olympic depression and struggled to stay on top. I am currently fighting my way back to the top of my sport and training as hard as I can to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Team. I got married in Jan 2015 to Collin Smith, who was a water polo player at Cal when we met.

accomplishments:

2012 Olympic Bronze medalist in 200IM 2015 Pan American Gold Medalist in 200 and 400IM 2015 National Champion in 200 and 400IM Member of the US National Team for over 10 years 7x NCAA National Champion 2012 Honda Sports Award Winner for Swimming Current American Record holder in the 200 Individual Medley, 400 Individual Medley, and 200 Medley Relay short course yards