Name: Darian Townsend
Height:
6-4
Weight: 195
DOB: 8/28/1984
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
Hometown: Litchfield Park, Ariz.
High School: 
Mairtzburg College (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
College: University of Arizona '10, Sociology


Olympic Highlights:

  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (4x100m freestyle) - WR, 37th (200m individual medley)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 7th (4x100m medley, 4x100m freestyle), 8th (4x200m freestyle), 11th (200m individual medley), 21st (200m freestyle)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 5th (4x100m freestyle), 7th (4x200m freestyle), 21st (200m individual medley)


Personal:
Son of Ted and Rita Townsend…Has one sister, Cheryl…Previously represented his native South Africa at the Olympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012 before becoming a U.S. citizen in July 2014… Made his international debut as a U.S. citizen at the 2014 FINA World Short Course Championships…Competed in swimming at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona, winning seven NCAA titles…Speaks Dutch Afrikaans.


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