Natalie Coughlin's Life

Events

Natalie Coughlin started swimming

1988

Natalie Coughlin started competitive swimming at age 6

Coughlin qualified for Summer Nationals

1998

Coughlin was the first person to qualify while still in high school

Coughlin was named NCAA Swimmer of the Year for three years in a row

2001 - 2003

Sports Illustrated magazine named Coughlin Female Athlete of the Year also

Coughlin participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics

2004

Coughlin won the U.S.A two gold, two silver, and one bronze medals

Coughlin broke her own World Record in the 100 meter Backstroke

2007

Coughlin's new record was 59.44

Coughlin participated in the 2008 Bejing Olympics

2008

Coughlin won the U.S.A one gold, two silver, and three bronze medals

Coughlin competed at the 2012 Londan Olympics

2012

Coughlin's 4 by 100 meter freestyle relay took bronze