Sven Campbell is a 6’5″ sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley. Born Oct. 1, 1994 in Berkeley to parents, Jason and Britta, Campbell came back to his roots for his college years. Both his parents attended UC Berkeley, his mother as an undergraduate and his father as a graduate. Campbell caught national attention as a freestyle specialist, but his backstroke was a bit of a late bloom and improved at a very quick rate. As the no. 1 high school recruit in the state of California, Campbell broke three North Coast Section records in the 100 and 50 freestyle as well as the 100 backstroke.
As a freshman Campbell swam in the Pac 12 Championships, finishing 20th in the 50 freestyle, eighth in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 200 backstroke – proving his worth in the backstroke events.
Campbell is in his sophomore year as a Bear.
Campbell swam for Orinda Aquatics in Northern California, and attended Campolindo High School where he was a two-time Academic All-American. At the 2012 U.S. Junior National Championships Campbell finished third in the 100m freestyle.