Position
Distance Freestyle
Height
6'0
Class
Junior
Hometown
Winter Park, Fla.
Previous School
Florida Atlantic
Major
Political Science
High School
Winter Park HS

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Improved in the distance events in his second and final collegiate season at LSU … Competed in every dual meet and the Tennessee Invitational … Cranked out a 10th place performance in the mile swim with a lifetime best (16:13.97) at the Tennessee Invitational … Finished eighth in the 1000 free against Florida State … Swam in the 1000 free against Auburn … Swam in the 100 fly and 1000 free against Alabama … Earned his second varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Added quality depth to the distance freestyle ranks after transferring from Florida Atlantic … Competed in every dual meet and Cougar Classic Invitational … Swam to fourth in the mile race at the Cougar Classic with a season best of 16:26.72 … Also earned seventh in the 500 free (4:41.01) and 12th in the 200 free (1:47.25) … Delivered a pair of third-place finishes in the 500 and 1000 free in a win over American … Raced to third in the 1000 free at Texas A&M with a season-best 9:34.29 clocking and also posted a season best of 4:40.94 in the 500 free … Finished fourth in the 500 free in a home victory over Incarnate Word … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU (2008-10 AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC)
Swam to top-16 finishes in all three of his freestyle events at the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Championships … Claimed fifth in the mile race with a 15:51.35 clocking … Took 12th in the 500 free (4:36.77) and 15th in the 200 free (1:44.32) … Finished 20th in the 1650 free at the 2009 conference meet and registered four victories in dual meets.

PRIOR TO COLLEGE
A three-time All-American at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Fla. … A two-time team MVP who earned state runner-up honors in the 500 free as a junior and placed third in the 500 free as a senior … Coached by Barry Creighton.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ricardo Alberto Duran … Goes by Rick … Born April 11, 1990, in Orlando, Fla. … Parents are Ricardo and Dena Duran … Has four siblings – Roberto, Jenny, Beck and Teresa … Majoring in kinesiology.

RICK’S TOP TIMES (AT LSU)
500 freestyle, 4:40.94, 2011 at Texas A&M
1000 freestyle, 9:34.29, 2011 at Texas A&M
1650 freestyle, 16:13.97, 2011 Tennessee Invitational

 

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