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2013 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Thomas Veale


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Pine Crest)

Top Times


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 Selectionals)

400 Free: 4:03.31               (2012 Spring Southern Zone Selectionals)

1500 Free: 16:01.62           (2012 Spring Southern Zone Selectionals)

200 IM: 2:25.05                    (2012 FL GCST Trials Qualifier)

400 IM: 4:55.87                    (2012 FL GCST Trials Qualifier)


At Florida


Finished second in the 500 freestyle in a personal best time of 4:20.63 at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet … Finished second in the 1650 freestyle in an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 15:30.12 … Also time trialed the 200 free and touched in a time of 1:41.88 … Recorded his season best in the 200 free (1:39.11) in UF’s victory over Auburn … Swam the 1000 free in a time of 9:33.30 in the Gators’ road win over Minnesota … Posted a 400 individual medley season low of 4:22.63 at the All Florida Invitational.   


2012-13: Swam a personal-best time of 1:41.17 in the 200 free at the Bulldog Invitational…Notched a second place finish in the 1,000 free with a career-best time of 9:05.74 and added a third place finish in the 500 free (4:29.58) against Tennessee…Finished second in the 1,000 free (9:15.67) and sixth in the 100 free (48.29) against Florida Atlantic…At the Ohio State Invitational: Recorded a personal-best time of 15:27.36 on his way to a 10th place finish in the 1,650 free, had a personal-best in the 500 free with his 15th place finish (4;26.90) and took 30th in the 100 free (46.96) and 200 free (1:41.77)…Touched the wall third in the 1,000 free (9:27.64) and sixth in the 500 free (4:40.82) at Florida State…Swam in exhibition in the 1,000 free (9:30.58) against Texas A&M…Scored points with a fourth place finish in the 1,650 free (15:47.40) at the All-Florida Invitational.


2011-12: Had a career meet at the 2012 Bulldog Invitational with career-low swims in the 200 free (1:41.69), 500 free (4:29.61) and 1,650 free (15:41.98)…Touched in 8:42.31 for seventh in the 800m free against Auburn…Took third in the 1,000 free against FAU with a personal-best 9:38.92 swim…At the Georgia Tech Invitational, tallied a top-10 finish after touching eighth in the 1,650 free with a 15:46.51 effort…Made his collegiate debut at the All-Florida Invitational with a fourth-place finish in the 1,650 free (15:46.08), while adding personal-best times in both the 200 (2:01.79) and 400 IM (4:13.31).


Prior to Florida: Trained at Pine Crest School under head coach Jay Fitzgerald… The 2010 state champion in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relay… Just recently made the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trial cut in the 400 free… Silver medalist and school-record holder in the 200-yard freestyle in 2009 and 2010… The 2010-11 Pine Crest School Athlete of the Year… Pine Crest Swimming MVP and team captain in 2009 and 2010… An eight-time high school All-American… Earned national cuts in the 400, 800 and 1,500 free… Named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Male Swimmer of the Year in 2009 and 2010… District champion all four years at Pine Crest… Chose Florida because of the coaches, team and potential in the pool and in the classroom


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