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Born: March 21, 1982 (age 38 years), Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height: 1.98 m
Siblings: Kalyn Keller
Gold medals: Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men’s 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
Teammates: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Josh Davis
Education: Arcadia High School, University of Southern California
Celebrated NameKlete Keller
Nick NameKlete Keller
Birth NameKlete D. Keller
ProfessionFormer Competition Swimmer
Place Of BirthLas Vegas, Nevada
Sisters2; Kelsey and Kalyn
High SchoolArcadia High School
UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Children4; Finley, Carson and Wyatt
Source of WealthBeing a real estate agent
Height6 ft 6 in
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Klete Keller won medals at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400-meter freestyle and the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
From 2004 to 2007, Keller trained at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor under Bob Bowman and former head coach Jon Urbanchek.
While at USC, Keller won multiple individual and relay Pac-10 and NCAA Championships in the 200, 500 and 1,650-yard freestyle, as well as freestyle relays.
He has two siblings; sisters named Kelsey and Kalyn.
Having left in 2001 to focus on swimming, he returned to USC in 2007 to complete his bachelor degree.
He was originally studying science and public policy.
He, at one point, was studying construction management.
He ultimately received his degree in public policy and real estate development, having attended both USC and Eastern Michigan University for his college education.
Keller would later recount that he had, ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics, considered instead attending Arizona State University in order to study criminology.
Even during his swimming career, Keller was reportedly beset by personal difficulties. Per Jon Urbanchek’s later account, ahead of the 2004 Summer Olympics, Keller suffered a period of insomnia and malaise, which resulted in an “emotional breakdown”.
After his swimming career, Keller worked a series of jobs in sales and finance.
In February 2013 he began working at the Memphis, Tennessee office of Cantor Fitzgerald as a debt trader.
He would, in 2018, reflect on his career in sales and debt trading in an interview that, “Swimmer had been my identity for most of my life, and then I quickly transitioned to other roles and never gave myself time to get comfortable with them.
I really struggled with things. I didn’t enjoy my work, and that unhappiness and lack of identity started creeping into my marriage.”
In an interview years later for a podcast by the Olympic Channel, Keller commented on his performance as an employee at this time, saying that he had set high expectations for himself, but had been “entitled” in the workplace, as well as a bad employee.
Keller was previously married to Cari Sherill, with whom he had three children.
The two of them would go through a custody dispute amid their divorce.
In 2018, Keller revealed that in January 2014, after going through both his divorce and becoming unemployed, he had become homeless and lived out of his car for roughly ten months (managing to shower at a gym, where he still had a membership).
He also said that, for four years, he lacked visitation rights with his children, making him unable to see them, despite living only minutes away from them.
In an interview he conducted in the spring of 2014, he stated that he was no longer certain of the whereabouts of three of his Olympic medals.
In the same 2014 interview, Keller also said that he had failed to find similar successes in his endeavors after retiring from swimming.
He said that he made the mistake of not having the foresight to plan for his post-swimming career, and felt somewhat “bitter” both towards himself and his sport.
He expressed regret for having continued swimming for another four years after the 2004 Olympics, saying that he believed, in retrospect, that he should have retired after the 2004 Summer Olympics and gone back to school thereafter.
In 2018, Keller credited his sister Kalyn with having assisted him with what he saw as a personal comeback from his low-point of homelessness, saying that she had taken him in.
He said that during this personal comeback, he made a living by teaching swimming lessons and operating swim clinics.
Since 2018, Keller has resided in Colorado Springs.
Keller began a career there as a real estate broker, being employed as an independent contractor with the real estate firm Hoff & Leigh.
In 2021, when SwimSwam contacted them for their January 11 story reporting Keller’s involvement in the storming of the Capitol, Hoff & Leigh confirmed that Keller was still an employee of the firm.
The SwimSwam reporter that broke the story commented in their article that the firm “seemed unaware of the Capitol video or Keller’s possible involvement” in the storming of the Capitol.
Later that day, the firm erased all mentions of Keller from its website.
On January 12, 2021, Hoff & Leigh released a statement saying that Keller no longer worked for the company, having resigned, and that they did not condone his actions.
Around the time he moved to Colorado Springs, Keller regained visitation with his children.
As of 2021, Keller’s children lived in North Carolina, and he was still visiting with them.
It was reported in early 2021 that Keller was newly engaged.
Following his participation in the storming of the United States Capitol, friends of Keller’s described him as a strong political conservative and a gun enthusiast, who had expressed increasingly strong support for Donald Trump on his social media in the previous years, particularly in the year immediately prior.
He had previously attended the “Million MAGA March”, a pro-Trump 2020–21 United States election protest held in Washington, D.C. in late November of 2020.
After Keller’s participation in the storming of the Capitol time, his ex-wife Cari Sherrill, the mother of his three children, stated that she no longer had a personal relationship with Keller, and remarked that she believed that, “during and since his swimming career, he’s had many personal issues he’s chosen not to address”.