Gabby DeLoof

      
Gabby is a U.S. National Teamer and 2018 Pan Pacs qualifier in the 200 Free.  A freestyle specialist and former University of Michigan standout, Gabby is a member of Club Wolverine Elite under Rick Bishop. 
Gabby's list of accomplishments includes: 
  • 2018-2019 U.S. National Team member
  • 2018  Pan Pacific Championships - 200 Free
  • NCAA All-American
  • Big Ten Champion and Record Holder
  • Member of 3 Big Ten Championship Teams
  • University of Michigan Swimming & Diving Captain 2017-2018
"I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Fike Swim as an ambassador.  This is an innovative company that is always looking for new ways to bring success into training.  I look forward to what the future holds!"






"It is such an honor to be working with Gabby.  This summer we all got a little glimpse of what she's capable of, so I'm thrilled to be here at the beginning of what I know is going to be a stellar pro career.” -James Fike, Founder Fike Swim


Q&A with Gabby DeLoof
Q: Who is your coach and which team do you compete for?
A: "I swim for Club Wolverine Elite under Rick Bishop."

Q: How did you get into swimming?
A: "I started when I was 7 years old with swim lessons.  My parents saw how much talent and fun my older sister, Ali, was having with swimming so I got into the sport because of her." 

Q: What is your favorite event? 
A: "200 Free because it's not too short and not too long."

Q: How many yards per week do you train?
A: "45,000-50,000 yards per week."

Q: What does your favorite set look like?
A: "I love getting to do power sets on the power rack.  We’ll go 2-3 rounds of:

5 med ball slams

4 jumping pull ups

4 heavy weight rack bursts swim to 12.5-15 yards

2 light weight rack bursts swim to 12.5-15 yards

4 moderate weight rack bursts swim to 12.5-15 yards

2 light weight rack bursts swim to 12.5-15 yards

2 light weight rack bursts kick to 12.5-15 yards

2x25s done 15 yards fast and 10 EZ

 

Then after 2-3 rounds are completed we finish with Platinum Series (part of Michaigan’s color coded system, platinum means all out) going 2 rounds (1 round no equipment, 1 round paddles and fins) of:

4x25s @ :30 12.5 Fast/12.5 EZ, then 12.5 EZ/12.5 Fast, then 25 EZ, then 25 Fast, 100 EZ”


Q: What are your competition goals?
A: "I want to stay on the National Team, but really just enjoy every moment I have each competition I go to.  I hope to be a contributor to Team USA at the 2019 World Championships and WUGs, and ultimately an Olympian representing my country in 2020." 

Q: What are your practice goals to help you reach your race goals?
A: "I focus on great underwaters off of each wall and small, quick breaths.  And continuing my recovery modalities, like stretching, foam rolling, cuppping, and cold tub every day to stay healthy."

Q: Favorite dryland exercise?
A: "Pilates and back squats are great for core stability and really help with my flip turns and explosiveness off the walls." 

Q: Favorite post-workout meal?
A: "Chocolate milk or Core Power Recovery Shake vanilla flavor.  I also love a little snack after afternoon practice before dinner, usually Siggi's vanilla yogurt with KIND almond butter granola, mixed berries, and melted peanut butter."

Q: Swimmer role model and why
A: "Allison Schmitt is always having fun with the sport no matter the circumstances and she is a great female freestyler."
 
Q: Non-swimmer role model and why
A: "Rachel Hollis is a great author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.  She is high-energy and inspires people around the world.  Her book Girl: Wash Your Face was awesome."

Q: Something most people don't know about you
A: "I run my own online business as a skincare consultant for the #1 skincare company in the U.S., Rodan+Fields, when I am not swimming or in class.  Also, I love to read."