Name: Darian Townsend
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)

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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