Chip Peterson: World Champion

Chip Peterson: CCS's World Champion

This page is dedicated to the career of Carteret Currents superstar Chip Peterson. Chip is one of the most successful open water swimmers in USA Swimming history. He also made a name for himself in the pool as a strong distance swimmer for the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2005 he set the NC State Record for the Senior and 17-18 1650 yard freestyle. In 2007 he set NC State Records in the 800 meter and 1500 meter freestyle. To this day he still holds all of these records.

 

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Career Highlights

  • Gold medalist in the 10K open water race at the 2010 MOO Pan Pacific Championships

  • He placed 13th in the 10K at the 2008 Open Water World Championships in Seville, Spain

  • He earned silver in the 10K at the 2007 Open Water World Championships Trials

  • Has been at the forefront of the U.S. open water surge

  • 2005 Open Water National Championships 10 K Gold Medalist

  • 2005 World Championships 10 K Gold Medalist

  • 2006 Open Water National Championships 10 K Gold Medalist

  • 2006 Pan American Open Water Championships 10 K Gold Medalist

  • 2007 Open Water National Championships 10 K GoldMedalist

  • 2007 Pan American Games 1500m free Gold Medalist and silver in the 10k Open Water

  • His victory at the 2005 World Champs made him the first American male since 1991 to capture an open water world title.

 

 

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OW WORLDS HISTORY
2010: 7, 10K OW; 21, 5K OW
PAN PACS HISTORY
2010: Gold, 10k OW, 2006: Gold, 10k OW
PAN AMS HISTORY
2007: Gold, 1500m FR; Silver, 10K O.W.
U.S. NATIONALS HISTORY
2007: 3rd, 1500m FR; 13th, 400m FR
OW U.S. NATIONALS HISTORY
2011: 7, 10k; 2, 5k ... 2010: 2, 10k; 3, 5k

Chip's Career Best Times

Event

CCS

UNC

200 Y Freestyle

1:39.66

1:37.84

500 Y Freestyle

4:24.04

4:18.18

1000 Y Freestyle

9:02.79

9:00.05

1650 Y Freestyle

15:03.91

14:49.36

200 M Freestyle

1:53.29

1:51.96

400 M Freestyle

3:55.93

3:52.74

800 M Freestyle

8:07.66

8:02.59

1500 M Freestyle

15:19.03

15:12.33