Born: Aug 23, 1982 AD
Currently alive, at 31 years of age.
1982 - Born on August 23rd in Vallejo, California. World-record holder in the 100-meter backstroke and is the first woman to swim it under a minute (59.58).
2001 - Honored as a three-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year and three-time Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year.
2002 - Chosen as the Female World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine.
2003 - Became the NCAA's first three-time title-winner in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 and 200-yard backstrokes. Coughlin owns the American and NCAA records in each of those events.
2004 - Won 5 medals at the Olympics (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze).
2005 - Graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology.
- Natalie Coughlin joined the California coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.
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