Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Coughlin Announces First Pregnancy

Photo Courtesy: David Farr

Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin has announced that she and husband Ethan Hall are pregnant and expecting their first child.

Coughlin’s announcement, which was posted on social media, was flanked with the announcement of the bottling of her first wine with Gaderian Wines.

Coughlin enjoyed a storied career in swimming, amassing a total of 12 Olympic medals tying her with fellow Americans Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for most decorated Olympic swimmer. She was the first woman to break one minute in the 100m back and was the first woman to win six Olympic medals in one Olympiad.

Although she never officially retired, Coughlin has not competed since 2016. She was named Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year in 2002 and American Swimmer of the Year in 2001, 2002, and 2008.




  1. avatar
    Rick Smith

    Congrats! But Swimming World needs to check facts— I’m pretty sure Michael Phelps is a more “decorated” Olympian than any other swimmer, or athlete, for that matter.

  2. John Razi

    mega-mega heartsoul-congrats!!! Miracle-best!!!! saw..that you might not been experiencing new-wines Joy-filled for you. Flat out beautiful-best!!!!

  3. Mark Hesse

    Congratulations Natalie and Ethan

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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