Nate Biondi, Son of Eight-Time Gold Medalist Matt Biondi, Commits to Cal

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Photo Courtesy: Nate Biondi (Twitter)

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Nate Biondi, the son of three-time Olympian and eight-time gold medalist Matt Biondi, has announced he will swim for the Cal Bears. The younger Biondi will enroll in the fall of 2017, 34 years after his father matriculated at the same university.

Nate Biondi is primarily a sprint freestyler, and he has best times of 21.26 in the 50 free and 45.65 in the 100 free, the latter his only Winter Junior Nationals cut. Those two events will likely be his focus with the Golden Bears, and he figures to provide more depth for an already-outstanding sprint group that is a perpetual National Championship contender under head coach Dave Durden.

In long course, Biondi has clocked 24.85 in the 50 free and 53.74 in the 100 free. He attends Sierra Canyon High School and represents the Canyons Aquatic Club, which, under coach Coley Stickels, recently produced Olympian Abbey Weitzeil, who now competes for Cal’s women’s team.

Biondi’s father Matt won gold medals at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. His finest performance came in Seoul in 1998, when he won the 50 and 100 free, finished second in the 100 fly and third in the 200 free and also contributed to three gold medal-winning U.S. relays. He was named Swimming World World Swimmer of the Year in 1986 and 1988.

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5 years ago

Segni How great will it be when your Seggio gets to beat him like Anthony beat his dad…at the next Olympics

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5 years ago

Stephan Dubos God has a plan. I’M was shocked today when Coach John Kjaerulff showed me Seggio Bernardina improvent in 2 years. I will inbox you

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5 years ago

Awesome!

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5 years ago

Now I feel old. LOL

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5 years ago

History repeats?

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5 years ago

Janelle Okulski Grimes

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5 years ago

Go Bears!

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5 years ago

He looks like he still has 2-3 inches he might grow in the next two years. He just has that late grower look to him. Watch him drop those times by the end of Sophmore year to really impressive times. You read it here firt!

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5 years ago

Borges vs Biondi all over again!

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5 years ago

doesn’t this sound familiar Janie Oberhauser Lei Otsuka

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5 years ago
Reply to  Kaling Phung

Oh yeah, can’t wait for another very exciting reading assignment 😛

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5 years ago
Reply to  Kaling Phung

omg triggered

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Billc
5 years ago

Nate will be 44 low 100 free by May. Forget Durden and Cal, he is w Coley at Canyons and those guys are figuring out to get him flying long before he gets to Berkeley. Results dont lie.