With big upsets over Caeleb Dressel and Jack Alexy at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in June, Chris Guiliano solidified himself as a top contender for the Paris Olympics.

Learn about the 21-year-old star ahead of his Olympic debut this summer.

Athlete bio

How old is Chris Guiliano?

Chris Guliano is 21 years old. He was born June 25, 2003.

How tall is Chris Guiliano?

Chris Guliano is listed at 6-foot-5.

Where is Chris Guiliano from?

Chris Guliano is from Douglassville, Pennsylvania.

Who are Chris Guiliano’s parents?

Chris Guiliano was born to parents Joe and Cecelia.

Does Chris Guiliano have siblings?

Chris Guiliano has one brother, Joseph, who swam competitively at Albright College.

Where did Chris Guiliano go to high school?

Chris Guiliano attended Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.

Where did Chris Guiliano go to college?

Chris Guiliano is a senior at Notre Dame.

What other sports did Chris Guiliano play growing up?

Before he began swimming, Chris Guiliano played soccer and football.

Career highlights

When did Chris Guiliano start swimming?

Chris Guiliano began swimming at 8 years old. 

How has Chris Guiliano done in college?

Chris Guiliano, who will enter his senior season at Notre Dame this fall, has qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of his three seasons with the Fighting Irish, breaking records every season (including some of his own) en route to being named captain ahead of his junior year.

Currently, he holds the short course records for the 50m freestyle (18.43 seconds), 100m freestyle (40.62) and 200m freestyle (1:30.36), while also contributing to the fastest 200m medley relay (1:23.34) and 400m medley relay (3:03.01) in program history. In his junior season, Guiliano also set the long course records for the 50m freestyle (21.59), 100m freestyle (47.25) and 200m freestyle (1:45.38).

How many times has Chris Guiliano been in the Olympics?

Paris will be Chris Guiliano’s first Olympic appearance.

How many medals does Chris Guiliano have?

After joining the U.S. national roster in 2023, Chris Guiliano went on to earn bronze in the men’s 4×100m freestyle relay and silver in the mixed 4×100m freestyle relay at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships. He also earned bronze in the 100m freestyle at the 2023 U.S. Open.

The road to Paris

Who is Chris Guiliano’s coach?

At Notre Dame, Chris Guiliano trains under head swimming coach Chris Lindauer, who was named an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic team in late June.

Has Chris Guiliano qualified for the Paris Olympics?

Chris Guiliano shined at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in June, carving a spot on the U.S. Olympic roster with wins over Caeleb Dressel and Jack Alexy in the 100m freestyle.

Which events will Chris Guiliano enter in Paris?

Chris Guiliano will compete in five events at the Paris Olympics this summer: the 50m freestyle, the 100m freestyle, the 200m freestyle, the 4x100m freestyle relay and the 4x200m freestyle relay.