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2012 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Thomas Veale


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Pine Crest

Top Times


50 Free: 21.51 (LSU, Oct. 10, 2014)

100 Free: 45.43 (Last Chance Meet, March 9-11, 2015)

200 Free: 1:37.69 (Tennessee, Ja. 31, 2015)

500 Free: 4:20.63 (2014 Bulldog Invitational)

1,650 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)

1,500 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)


National/International Competition:

Participated in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 400 free.


At Florida


Clocked career-best times in two events (100 Free, 100 Free) in Florida’s dual meet against Tennessee … Competed in the 500-yard freestyle at the Georgia Tech Invitational where he clocked a time of 4:36.00… Participated in both the 200-yard (1:41.47) and 500-yard (4:34.24) freestyle races in a dual meet against Minnesota… Competed in multiple events at the Pinch A Penny All Florida Invitational and set three then personal-best times (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free).   



Finished runner-up in both the 500-yard freestyle (4:20.63) and the 1,650-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 1,000-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 1,650-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.”


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