Newport's iconic Multi-sport athlete

Meet Kaleigh


With the right mindset, anything is attainable

Kaleigh’s willingness to follow her athletes instincts and pursue a dynamic lifestyle has enabled her to develop a focused yet relaxed vibe that has become instantly recognizable on a global scale.


The Story

Born and raised in Newport Beach, CA, Kaleigh Gilchrist hit the water at an early age, and never looked back. It has been the unique blend of playing water polo, surfing and a powerful internal competitive spirit that has brought Kaleigh to where she is today.

During college at USC, Gilchrist was the captain of the water polo team, leading them to a NCAA championship. One month after the end of the season, she won another championship representing USC, this time as a NSSA collegiate surfer.

Kaleigh represented Team USA in Rio winning an Olympic Gold Medal and is now spending most of her time on the World Surf League Qualifying Series in hopes to make it on the Championship Tour.  

Representing Team USA in one more Games is the goal for Gilchrist, sport to be determined.  



In the water

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Gold Medal, Olympics, 2016
Gold Medal, World Championships, 2015
Gold Medal, World Cup, 2014
NCAA Championship, 2013
OC Register Athlete of The Year, 2010
CIF Championship, 2008

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1st Place Anditi Women’s Trials, 2017
4th Place Shoe City Pro, 2017
American Pro Champion, 2015
NSSA College National Champion, 2013
NSSA High School National Champion, 2010
Back to Back U18 U.S. Surfing Champion, 2009-2010

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In the spotlight

Media & press coverage



Out of the water


I strive to equip and inspire millennials to pursue a better version of themselves in all that they do.


Co-Founder, Camps4Champs

At Camps4Champs we design our camps to give water polo athletes a valuable skill set that will help them succeed both in and out of the pool. We strive to teach our athletes the importance of fundamentals that they will continue to exercise throughout their career. 


Founder, I Miss South Central

In her inaugural homecoming at USC, struggling with the "real world," just as most recent grads do, Kaleigh brought some humor to the situation and created the first "I Miss South Central" tee. After collaborating with other Pac-12 schools, I Miss South Central is officially back.

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