With all the storied American Olympic swimming champions of post the World War II era, Garrett Weber-Gale was the first to break 48-seconds in the 100m freestyle (47.78 at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials).
He was second leg of the '08 Games' highly charged 4x100m Freestyle Relay (47.02 split) that captured the gold medal from pre-race favorite France. His Beijing Olympics teammates were Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and IJSHOF honoree Jason Lezak. The victory marked Phelps history-making 9th gold medal of the Games.
Weber-Gale won a second '08 Olympics gold in the 4x100m Medley Relay. He also earned gold medals competing on U.S. 4x100m Freestyle and Medley Relay Teams at seven World Championships between 2005 and 2012.
The Wisconsin-born sprinter and his teammates were recipients of the Golden Goggles Award for their breathtaking gold medal victory at the 2008 Olympics; and in 2009, an ESPY for "Best Moment" for their 4x100m Freestyle Relay performance.
At the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel, Weber-Gale was opening ceremonies flag bearer for United States team. He captured gold medals in both the 50m and 100m Freestyles at the quadrennial event.