Erik Vendt ( Newton ( Massachusetts ), January 9 1981 ) is a former American swimmer . He represented his country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney , the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing .
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On his international debut at the 1999 Pan Pacific swimming championships in Sydney Vendt finished fifth in the 400 meters individual medley.
During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, the Americans captured the silver medal in the 400 meter individual medley and he finished sixth in the 1,500 m freestyle.
In Moscow, the American took part in the World Cup short course swimming in 2002 , at this tournament, he finished fourth in the 1500 meters freestyle and sixth in the 400 meters individual medley. The 4x200-meter freestyle with he explained Chad Carvin , Scott Tucker and Klete Keller seized the bronze medal. The 4x100 meter freestyle he swam with Aaron Peirsol , Scott Tucker and Jason Lezak in the series, in the final captured Tucker and Lezak with Peter Marshall and Klete Keller the world. For his efforts in the series Vendt was rewarded with a gold medal. During the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Yokohama captured the American silver medal at both the 1500-meter freestyle and the 400-meter medley, the 400-meter freestyle, he finished fifth.
During the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the Americans captured the silver medal in the 400 meter medley at the 1500 freestyle, he was stranded in the series.
Vendt stopped after the Athens Olympics in swimming, but decided in the spring of 2006 to return to the pool back. He started training under Bob Bowman, coach of Michael Phelps at Club Wolverine. He made his comeback on the international stage during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in 2006 in Victoria , Canada , in this tournament, he won the silver medal in the 1500 meters freestyle and finished ninth in the 400 meters individual medley.
During the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha (Nebraska) Vendt qualified for the Games in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay. In Beijing, he swam with David Walters , Ricky Berens and Klete Keller in the series, in the final captured Berens and Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Peter Vanderkaay the gold medal. For his efforts in the series Vendt received the gold medal.
After the Beijing Olympics, he announced for the second time in his career, his farewell to the sport on. He went to work in the financial sector.
|Year||Olympics||World Cup long track||World Short Course||Pan Pacifics|
|1999||no participation||5th 400m Medley|
|2000||6th 1500m Freestyle 400m Medley||no participation|
|2001|| 400m Medley|
|2002||4th 1500m Freestyle 6th 400m Medley 4x100m Freestyle Vendt swam only the series4x200m freestyle||1500m Freestyle 5th 400m Freestyle 400m Medley|
|2003|| 1500m Freestyle|
|2004||16th 1500m Freestyle 400m Medley||no participation|
|2006||no participation||1500m Freestyle 9th 400m Medley|
|2007||9th 800m Freestyle 9th 1500m Freestyle|
|2008||4x200m Freestyle Vendt swam only in the series||no participation|