UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 Chandler Pourvahidi

Three-time NCAA Championships qualifier (2014-15-16) ... Three-time All-American (1000 free twice, 1650) ... Four-time All-America honorable mention (two individual, two relay) ... School record-holder in 500 free ... Four-time PCSC champion (500 and 1000 in 2015, 1000 and 800 free relay in 2016).

AS A SENIOR IN 2016-17
CollegeSwimming.com Preseason All-PCSC (500 free, 1000, 1650).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
All-American ... Placed eighth in 1000 (9:13.77) at NCAA Championships (3/9) ... Swam second leg of school-record, third-place 800 free relay (6:36.37) at A3 Performance Invitational (11/20) ... Handled second leg again as 800 free relay re-broke that mark in first-place showing at PCSC Championships (2/12) in 6:35.00, also a meet record ... Defended title in 1000 at PCSC Championships in meet- and personal-record 9:09.42, keeping him No. 2 all-time at UCSD behind Triton great Matt Herman (9:02.67).

PCSC Championships Swimmer of the Meet (joint top point-getter with 92; won tiebreaker with one meet record) ... Team's Swimmer of the Year ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (2/23) ... All-America honorable mention with 13th-place finish in 1000 free (9:18.78) at NCAA Championships (3/11) ... Won 1000 free in meet-record 9:11.40 at PCSC Championships (2/18), moving from No. 3 up to No. 2 on all-time UCSD list ... Also won 500 free in 4:24.04 at PCSC meet (2/19), breaking teammate Paul Li's school record of 4:25.48 by over a full second ... Was runner-up at PCSC Championships in 1650 free (2/21), timing 15:36.62.

All-American in 1000 free and 1650 free, placing fifth in both events at first NCAA Championships ... All-America honorable mention in 400 medley relay, 500 free and 800 free relay.

Competed for Sierra Marlins Swim Team from 2003-13.

A 2013 graduate of Vista del Lago High School in Folsom.

Born Dec. 12, 1994 in Sacramento ... Parents are Shahin and Carrie Pourvahidi ... Has two older sisters named Amanda and Margot ... Biochemistry and cell biology major at Sixth College ... Making it to the NCAA Championships as a freshman and placing fifth in the 1000 and 1650 free is his most memorable moment in swimming to date ... Enjoys surfing ... Roots for the Arsenal Football Club ... Favorite athlete is Mesut Ozil ... Favorite movie is Star Wars IV ... Loves pizza and pancakes ... Listens to Nirvana ... Lists parents as his greatest influence ... Is half Iranian.

Position: Distance Freestyle/Butterfly
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
City/State: El Dorado Hills, CA
High School: Vista del Lago HS
College: Sixth
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Experience: 2 Letters
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A3 performance Invitational AD