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  Derek Pridemore
Derek Pridemore


Venice, Fla.

High School:
Venice High School





Noles Down Owls

Sophomore Madison Jacobi set a new school record in the 1000 free with a time of 9:46.25


FSU Takes Second at All-Florida Invite

Sophomore Madison Jacboi won the 1650 free and junior Kaitlyn Dressel took first in the 100 free on the final night of the All-Florida Invitational.


FSU Sits in Second After Day One

Junior Kaitlyn Dressel highlighted the night with a win the 50 free with a final time of 22.93.


Seminoles Grind Out Four More Wins

The nationally ranked Florida State swimming and diving teams defeated two ACC teams on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.


Seminoles Win the Georgia Tech Invite

Three more record fell on the final day of the competition bringing the total to eight on the weekend.


The Bearded Bunch

Top Times:

500 free: 4:25.84

1650 free: 15:15.26

2012-2013: Scored his first points in the 1650 free at the ACC Championships with a 10th place finish...took 18th in the 500 free with a time of 4:27.13...swam his season best times in the distance races at the Georgia Tech Invite...touched with a 4:25.84 in the 500 while posting a 15:22.98 in the mile...was selected as the Rookie of the Year at the end of the year awards banquet.

High School: As a mile specialist, Pridemore achieved Olympic Trial cuts in the 1500m free in addition to the 400 free while representing the Sarasota YMCA Sharks...placed 27th in the 1500 at 15:39.52 in his debut at Trials...was second in the 800m free at the 2011 Junior National Championships...a member of the gold medal winning 800 free relay for the Sarasota YMCA at the 2011 YMCA National Championships...placed third at the state meet in the 500 free both his junior and senior year while a member of Venice High School's swim team...also took third at the U.S. Open in the 800 free.

Personal: Born October 25, 1993...son of Terry and Sandra Pridemore...graduated from Venice High School in 2012 where he was a member of the Spanish honors society...has been a member of the Sarasota YMCA sharks for ten years where he was coached by Steve Brown...plans to major in Engineering.

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