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Date of Birth: 3rd September 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 180lbs
Citizenship: Australian

Video Highlights:
David’s race the 200m Individual Medley Boys 17-18 Years starts at 59:50

Personal Best Times (LCM & SCM to SCY):
200 IM – 1.58.24 SCM converts to 1.46.52 SCY
400 IM – 4.13.32 SCM converts to 3.48.01 SCY
100 breast – 58.92 SCM converts to 53.08 SCY
200 Breast – 2.15.54 LCM converts to 1.58.50 SCY
100 fly – 55.48 LCM converts to 48.42 SCY
200 fly – 1.58.02 SCM converts to 1.46.32 SCY
50 free – 23.79 SCM converts to 21.43 SCY
100 free 52.32 LCM converts to 45.10 SCY

Teams Represented, Achievements & Coaches:
2018 Australian Age Championships – Gold in 200IM
2018 Australian Age Championships – Gold in 100 Breaststroke
2018 Australian Age Championships – Gold in 200 Breaststroke
2017 World Junior Championships, Indianapolis – 9th in 200IM
2017 World Junior Championships, Indianapolis – Semi Finalist in 100 Breaststroke
2017 Australian Age Championships – Gold in 200IM
2017 Australian Age Championships – Silver in 400IM
2017 Australian Age Championships – Bronze 100 Breaststroke
2017 Australian Age Championships – Bronze 200 Breaststroke
2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships – Finalist 200IM
2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships – Finalist 400IM

Coach: Nicholas Veliades  +61 477316108 or

NCAA ID: Processing now
High School: St. Kevins College in Melbourne Australia
University: RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Accepted
College Class: 2019
GPA: 3.25+
SAT: Coming mid year 2018

High School Grades, Studying IB Diploma:
Art A
Biology B
English B+
Mathematics B
Physical Education A

Education Goals: To achieve a degree in Business management, Building & Construction, Project management or similar.

My Objective: I have long been an admirer of the US college system where you able to combine both academic and sporting excellence. I was fortunate enough to able to experience the US college facilities at the University of Indianapolis during World Junior Championships in August 2017 when I represented Australia. My aim is to strive for athletic excellence whilst still achieving academically and I have the commitment and dedication to achieve these goals. A team environment where everyone supports and encourages one and another to do their best is one in which I believe brings out the best in not only the individual but also the team. 

College Goals: My demanding schedule has allowed me to learn how to combine my current studying while gaining top results at national level. This ability will allow for me to integrate well into the college team I represent. I want to be the No.1 athlete on the team and will do what it takes to win National Championships. Why should a coach recruit you? I am hungry to travel to the United States, to compete at the best facilities in front of bigger crowds, taking on higher level athletes to continue developing myself. I want to be immersed in the United States culture and am excited at the truly international influence the US College system can have of my life.

Why do you want to compete at College in the USA? College competition allows me to train in world class facilities with world class coaching whilst also allowing me to achieve my academic aspirations. Most importantly it allows me to compete in a team environment which is something that is not open to me in Australia. The college competition will allow me to compete against some of the best swimmers for their age in the world on a regular basis with the support of great coaching and team mates, whilst at the same time achieving my academic goals, something which is also difficult to achieve in Australia.

What makes you different? I am extremely dedicated to achieving my goals and always prepared to go the extra yard to be my best, whether in the  pool, gym, diet or lifestyle. I am a complete team player and always prepared to lead by example and support the team. Being a medley swimmer I am proficient at butterfly, freestyle and most especially breaststroke. My aim is to be best swimmer on the team both in the pool and out of the pool.