Gabe had major success in high school, where he was a 4 x CIF Champion. Gabe would then take his talents to USC where he was a 3x All American and captain of the men’s swim team. Upon completing his four years of swim at USC, Gabe retired from the sport due to a pinched nerve in his shoulder. He attended The Master’s College for a year in Valencia where he met and married his wife, Staci. With a year before the 2004 Olympic Games and with his shoulder healing faster than expected, Gabe and Staci moved to Aliso Viejo to train with Jason Lezak in an attempt to make the 2004 USA Olympic Team. His dream came true a year later when he earned the lead off spot on the prestigious 4 x 100 Freestyle relay. Team USA would go on to win a bronze medal.
Gabe and Staci now live in Bakersfield and have 4 young children. Gabe is a dedicated husband and father and works as a Financial Advisor