Gabrielle DeLoof grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She started swimming when she was seven years old, after seeing how much fun her older sister, Ali, was having on the swim team. Gabby’s parents thought swimming was a great sport for their four children, so Ali, Gabby and two younger sisters, Catie and Jackie, all swim competitively.
Gabby was recruited as a backstroke specialist to the University of Michigan (UM), where she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management in December 2018. During her time at Michigan, Gabby swam with all three of her sisters on the UM team. Gabby, who lives and trains in San Diego, now focuses on the 100- and 200-meter freestyle.
During her career, Gabby was a five-time Big Ten champion, five-time NCAA All-American, a team captain, and a 2018 Pan Pacific Championships qualifier.
Gabby recently competed at the World University Games, winning five gold medals and breaking the meet record in the 4×100 freestyle relay with her sister, Catie. At the World Championships, she won a silver medal as part of the Team USA women’s 4×200 freestyle relay.
Gabby participated in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and is a 2020 Olympic hopeful. Milk was a huge part of her life growing up and part of her current diet. Gabby has described her body as her engine, and she has to fuel it properly to perform at her best. Milk helps her do that!