CIF-SS D3’s Nate Biondi: “I was verbally committed to Cal since I was 3” (video)

CIF Southern Section Division 3 Championships

  • Prelims- Wednesday, May 10th
  • Finals- Thursday, May 11th
  • Riverside Aquatic Complex (Riverside, California)
  • Meet Info
  • Results

After winning the 50 and 100 free sprint double at the 2017 CIF-SS Division III Championships, Sierra Canyon senior Nate Biondi had a chat with SwimSwam to fill us in on what he’s been up to over the past year. Biondi changed clubs, got his first long course times, and committed to swim for the University of California, Berkeley next fall. The latter wasn’t much of a suprise, though, given that, as he confided, “I was verbally committed to Berkeley since I was 3.”

See the interview with the double-sprint champion below:



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29 Comments on "CIF-SS D3’s Nate Biondi: “I was verbally committed to Cal since I was 3” (video)"

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this kid is going to be really good….once he hits the weight room and starts training with Dave and Yuri, he could be special.

People should take is easy with him.. Many youngster could not live up to their parents level on many Sports.. and some who were almost as gifted as the Parents could not live up exclusvely to the extreme pressure the media/people put on him

Boomer is already entered in the 200 IM of the 2026 LCM Arizona age group championships. A swimswam team has already planned the travel to cover the big event.

Um no, Bommer is gonna play football. (The US version.)

Very good point. Mark Spitz kept his sons out of competitive swimming because he knew the pressure on them would have been enormous. Nate is faster than his dad was at that age, but it’s all relative given that training, stroke mechanics and facilities are different compared to the early 80s. Let’s hope that Nate is successful in his own right and has a great career at Cal.

i get the point that you’re saying but you are simply wrong on facts. unsure about matthew but justin spitz swam “competitively”. he even joined the stanford swim team. get your facts straightened out

The book “Mark Spitz: The Extraordinary Life of an Olympic Champion” says that Spitz’ son’s were a golfer and basketball player respectively. I’m only going by what I read.


not enough to read a book ….anymore



It’s kinda cool to see that Borges, Jager and Berkoff will also have kids that will be freshman this coming year.


Yeah, but if Jager has a son, he can’t swim at UCLA because of their absolutely ridiculous decision to drop men’s swimming.

This comment is so unnecessary,

Perhaps, but so are most of Bobo’s every time someone brings up politics, which is himself most of the time.

It’s a fair comment. I’d be nervous to send a kid to Cal based on what has been going on. I wouldn’t not let a kid go if that is what they wanted, but I’d still be a little worried

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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