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Raymond DePadua
Position: Backstroke/Butterfly
Height: 5'7"
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Orange Park, Fla.
High School: Bishop John Snyder HS
Other College: Daytona St.
Major: Advertising
Born: 07/05/1991
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Raymond DePadua Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2013

SENIOR SEASON (2012-13)
A fast underwater swimmer who exceled in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly … Swam the third leg of the team’s fastest 200 medley relay (1:26.48) at the SEC Championships … Narrowly missed earning a second swim in the 100 back after registering a career low 49.40 at the SEC Championships … Raced his season low in the 200 fly (1:50.92) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Posted his season bets in the 100 fly (49.06) in a dual victory over Alabama … Finished third in the 200 fly (1:50.92) and fourth in the 100 fly (49.69) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Captured the 100 fly crown and finished second in the 100 back in a dual victory over Alabama … Took third in the 100 fly with a time of 50.10, which was .10 behind the first place swimmer, in a dual with Auburn … Registered second place swims in the 100 back (50.83) and in the 100 fly (49.74) in a victory over Kentucky on men’s senior day … Posted a second place finish in the 100 fly (49.70) in a road win over SMU … Cranked out a second place swim in the 100 fly (49.37) in a dual with Texas A&M … Earned his second varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Arrived at LSU from junior college and quickly made an impact in the butterfly and backstroke events … Competed at the SEC Championships, at the Tennessee Invitational and in every dual meet … Posted the season’s third best 100 fly mark of 49.56 against Florida … Finished 20th in the 200 fly (1:51.89) at the SEC Championships … Registered a 100 fly mark of 49.76 and 100 back mark of 50.58 at the conference meet, which were both season bests … Swam to an 11th place finish in the 200 fly (1:52.14) and a 12th place finish in the 100 fly (49.84) at the Tennessee Invitational … Captured a pair of victories in the 100 back and 100 fly against Florida … Earned silver in the 100 fly (49.97) against Auburn … Took second in the 100 back and 100 fly against Florida State … Led off the first place 200 medley relay (1:30.22) and gained 11 points in a two point dual meet victory over Alabama … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A 2011 NJCAA national champion in the 200-yard butterfly at Daytona State … Clinched the NJCAA National Championship in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.42 … Participated six events at the NJCAA National including 100-yard breast and fly, 200-yard breast, fly and IM and 400-yard IM … First Team NJCAA All-American in 2010 … Pinch A Penny All-Area Swimming & Diving Team for Area 2 (Jacksonville) for 2008-2009 … First place finish in the 2008 FHSAA Class 1A District 2 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke … FHSAA 2007 Class 1A District 1 Champion in the 100-yard butterfly …

PERSONAL
Born July 5, 1991 in Hamilton, Canada… Parents are Francisco and Lani De Pauda… Posesses three passports: USA, Canada and Philippines… Currently a member of the Phillipines Junior National Team and participated in the National Age Group 400-meter individual medley … Grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and competed for Bolles Swim Team … Plans on majoring in advertising and minoring in music production

RAYMOND’S TOP TIMES
200 butterfly, , 1:50.92, , , 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
100 butterfly, , 49.56, , , 2011 vs. Florida
100 backstroke, , 49.40, , , 2013 SEC Championship

RAYMOND’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
100 backstroke, 49.40, SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 49.06, Alabama (11/2)
200 butterfly, 1:50.92, Phil Hansel Invite (11/17)

 

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