Peter Kropp


"I've always been big even when I wasn't big."

Peter Kropp:

Peter was born in Danbury, Connecticut but was raised in Los Angeles, California.  Peter grew up swimming for Rattler Swim Club, and went on to swim for his high school Loyola.  His sophomore year at Loyola, Peter was state champion in the 100 breast along with being runner up in the 200 IM.  Then as a senior, Peter was a CIF finalist in the 100 breast, 200 IM, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay (courtesy of  While at Loyola, he also set school records in the 100 breast, 200 IM and 200 medley relay. Although he is a man of few words, Peter has been a big part of Duke’s breaststroke program.


Peter swam a majority of his club career with Rattler Swim Club where he qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200 breaststroke and competed at the 2013 Junior National Championships.  He recently switched to Canyons Swim Club where he placed second in the 100 breaststroke at the 2014 Summer Junior Nationals and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials.



His freshman year at Duke, Peter competed in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM at the ACC Championship meet.  He placed fourth in the 100 breast and scored in the 200 breast as well.  Peter was also a part of the 800 free relay which set a new program record at the ACC Championship meet.


Peter is majoring in Economics with a concentration in finance, and hopes to do something in this field after graduating.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Breast 52.02 11/21/14 2014 Nike Cup Invitational
Chapel Hill, NC
scy 200 Breast 1:55.05 02/28/15 2015 ACC Men's Championship
Atlanta, GA
scy 200 IM 1:47.01 02/26/15 2015 ACC Men's Championship
Atlanta, GA
lcm 100 Breast 1:02.07 08/06/14 2014 Summer Nationals
Irvine, CA
lcm 200 Breast 2:18.11 07/30/14 2014 Summer Junior Nationals
Irvine, CA