Beijing is Jason’s third Olympics, and he has something to prove in the 100 freestyle.

* CLUB: Rose Bowl Aquatics (ROSE-CA)

* DOB: Nov 12, 1975

* HEIGHT: 6′ 4″ (193.0 cm)

* WEIGHT: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)

* HOMETOWN: Irvine, Calif.

* RESIDENCE: Irvine, Calif.

* BIRTHPLACE: Bellflower, Calif.

* COACHED BY: Jeff Julian

Personal Notes:

* High School: Irvine HS ’94

* College: California-Santa Barbara ‘99

* College Major: Business/Economics

* Job Outside of Swimming: Self-employed

* Parents: David and Linda; father is in leather goods sales, and mother is an elementary school science teacher

* Spouse: Married Danielle DeAlva on April 24, 2004; she competed at the Pan American Games for Mexico in swimming; she graduated from nursing school in 2006

* Sibling(s): Older sister (Nicole) attended Chapman University and is a social worker; younger sister (Erin) attended UC-Santa Barbara and is getting her Masters in teaching

* Sports Played Before Swimming: Basketball, baseball, soccer

* Pet(s): One puppy (Bailey) is a lab

* Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing basketball

* Ultimate Way to Relax: Watching television

* Most Influential Person: Parents; “Because of their continued support throughout the years.”

* Sponsor(s): Nike

* Training Stats: Swims 4,000 meters/yards per day, 2 hours a day, 5 days a week

* More: 1994 High School All-American in water polo

* when he was little, wanted to be an NBA basketball player

* Favorites:

  1. U.S. city: Irvine, Calif.
  2. int’l destination: Bora Bora
  3. musician: 2Pac
  4. celebrity: Magic Johnson; “I idolized him growing up.”