Camille Cheng is a 5’10” freestyle standout from Beijing, China. She’s currently a senior at the University of California, Berkeley where she is a Psychology major. Born May 9, 1993 to parents, Wong-ping and Catherine Cheng, Cheng has a solid amount of international swimming experience. She attended the International School of Beijing where was the China Cup Champion, where the team went undefeated in 2009, 2010 and 2011 – Cheng was team captain from 2009-2011 as well. The school also won the Asian Pacific Athletic Conference titles from 2009-2011 where they went undefeated. She’s also multilingual and speaks three languages including: English, Mandarin Chinese and French. After moving to the U.S., Cheng swam for the bay area’s Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. She anchored her squad’s 400m medley relay at the 2011 U.S. Junior National Championships, which took home a gold medal. Prior to attending Cal, Cheng had ties with the university – her cousin, Lindsey Yeh, attended Cal as an undergraduate student.
After swimming on the 400 freestyle relay at the Pac 12 Championships, Cheng continued on to the NCAA Championships. She finished 41st in the 200 freestyle at the NCAA Championships.
As a sophomore Cheng finished seventh in the 200 freestyle at the Pac 12 Championships as well as taking home a 15th-place finish in the 100 freestyle.
At the 2014 PAC 12 meet Cheng placed 12th in the 200 freestyle and 14th in the 100 freestyle. At the 2014 NCAA Championships she made a huge improvement, finishing 13th in the 200 freestyle, taking home Honorable Mention All-America honors. She was also a CSCAA Scholar All-American and a second Pac-12 All-Academic choice in 2014.
Currently in her senior year as a Cal Bear, Cheng is a team captain. She finished seventh in the 200 freestyle in a time that will qualify her for the NCAA Championships, and she also grabbed a win in the ‘B’ final of the 100 freestyle.
Representing Hong Kong Cheng competed in the 2013 World University Games. She swam on the 800m freestyle relay team that came in eighth, and also swam the 100m and 200m freestyle individually. Just last year in 2014 Cheng competed in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea swimming on both the 400m freestyle relay and the 800m freestyle relay. Around the same time she made the 2014 Pan Pacific Championship Team that travelled down under to Australia. She finished eighth in the 100m freestyle and finished 11th in the 200m freestyle.