Klete Keller biography: 13 things about Olympic swimmer, US Capitol rioter


Klete Derik Keller is a white man born in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. As a competitive swimmer, he won five medals at the Summer Olympics before retiring.

Keller is 6’6″ tall. Here are 13 more things about the retired competitive swimmer:

Klete Keller
Klete Keller
  1. He was the U.S. Summer Nationals Rookie of the Meet in 1998 and the 5K Open Water U.S. National Champion in 1999. (a)
  2. In 2000, he graduated from Arcadia High School in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. In the same year, he won bronze in 400m free and silver in 800m free relay at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. (a)
  3. From 2000 to 2011, he went to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA. He left the university to focus on swimming and train under Bob Bowman and Jon Urbanchek. (b)
  4. In 2004, he won gold in 800m free relay and bronze in 400m free relay at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. (b)
  5. In 2007, he returned to the University of Southern California where he earned his bachelor’s degree in science and public policy. (b)
  6. In 2008, he won gold in 800m free relay at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. (b)
  7. In 2014, he and Cari Sherrill divorced. They have three children together. According to her, he has had many personal issues he has chosen not to address during and after his swimming career. (b)(c)
  8. On January 6, 2021, he wore a U.S. Olympic Team jacket when he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, supporters of 45th U.S. president Donald Trump breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (b)
  9. He was 38 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He expressed his support for Trump on his social media accounts, which were all deleted after he was identified as one of the U.S. Capitol rioters. (b)(d)
  10. He obtained his driver’s license in Colorado, USA. He worked as an independent contractor for Hoff and Leigh, a real estate agency based in Colorado and Ohio, USA. On January 12, 2021, the company confirmed that he had resigned. (b)(e)
  11. On January 13, 2021, he was charged charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on the U.S. Capitol grounds and obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder. (e)
  12. In February 2021, he was indicted on seven federal counts. (f)
  13. On September 29, 2021, he pleaded guilty to a single felony charge for his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, particularly a single count of obstructing an official proceeding. (f)

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