- Thomas Veale
- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
- Pine Crest
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Pine Crest)
500 Free: 4:20.63 (2014 Bulldog Invitational)
1650 Free: 15:27.36(2012 Ohio State Invitational)
200 IM: 2:01.79 (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
400 IM: 4:13.31 (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
50 Free: 26.05 (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
100 Free: 56.49 (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
200 Free: 1:55.26 (2012 Spring Southern Zone Sectionals)
400 Free: 4:03.31 (2012 Spring Southern Zone Sectionals)
1500 Free: 16:01.62(2012 Spring Southern Zone Sectionals)
200 IM: 2:25.05 (2012 FL GCST Trials Qualifier)
400 IM: 4:55.87 (2012 FL GCST Trials Qualifier)
Participated in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 400 free.
Finished runner-up in both the 500-yard freestyle (4:20.63) and the 1650-yard freestyle (15:30.12) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet… Recorded his season-best in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.11) in a dual meet against Auburn… Competed in the 1000-yard freestyle and clocked a time of 9:33.30 in the Gators’ win over Minnesota…At the All-Florida Invitational, Veale posted a 400-yard individual medley season-best of 4:22.63.
Placed 10th in the 1650-yard freestyle (15:27.36), 15th in the 500-yard freestyle (4;26.90) and 30th in the 100-yard freestyle (46.96) and 200 free (1:41.77) at the Ohio State Invitational… Finished fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the All-Florida Invitational with a time of 15:47.40... Recorded multiple top-5 finishes during dual meet and invitational competition throughout the regular season.
Posted three personal-bests at the 2012 Bulldog Invitational with times of 1:41.69 in the 200-yard freestyle, 4:29.61 in the 500-yard freestyle and 15:41.98 in the 1650-yard freestyle… Made his collegiate debut at the All-Florida Invitational with a fourth place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:46.08… Recorded multiple top-5 finishes during dual meets throughout the regular season.
Prior to Florida:
2010-11 Pine Crest School Athlete of the Year… Eight-time high school All-American… Four-time district champion at Pine Crest… 2010 Florida State Champion in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle relay… Pine Crest record-holder in the 200-yard freestyle… Two-time Pine Crest Swimming MVP, team captain and South Florida Sun-Sentinel Male Swimmer of the Year (2009, 2010)… Chose Florida because of the coaches, team and his potential in the pool and the classroom.
Coach Troy on Thomas:
“Thomas is a very strong distance swimmer and has improved each year since his arrival to Gainesville.”