Position
Backstroke
Height
6'0
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Austin, Texas
High School
Westlake HS

Velasquez’s Top Times
50 Free – 21.15 Art Adamson Invitational
100 Back – 47.68 2020 SEC Championships
200 Back – 1:45.73 2020 SEC Championships
50 Fly – 22.20 2020 SEC Championships
100 Fly – 48.15 2020 SEC Championships
200 IM – 1:59.47 UCONN/Navy

JUNIOR SEASON (2020-21)

Against Alabama to start the season, finished in seventh place in the 100-Yard Backstroke and the 100-Yard Butterfly with times of 50.98 and 52.36… At the Art Adamson Invitational, finished in sixth place in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:50.09, seventh place in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 49.26, and 25th place in the 50-Yard Freestyle with a time of 21.15… Against Florida State University he finished third in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 50.11 and eighth in the 100-Yard Butterfly with a time of 52.12… Against Texas A&M he finished fourth overall in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 51.15… At the 2021 SEC Championships, finished in 28th place in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 48.49, 33rd in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:48.84, and 57th in the 50-Yard Freestyle with a time of 21.20.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019-20)
To start the season against Auburn, came in sixth place in the 200-Yard Back and seventh place in the 100-Yard Back with times of 1:55.45 and 51.63… Finished fourth in the 100-Yard Back and seventh in the 200-Yard against SMU with times of 50.96 and 1:54.03… Claimed the silver at the SMU Invitational in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 48.64… Also finished in 10th and 12th place in the 200-Yard Back and 100-Yard Fly with times of 1:47.85 and 49.64… Finished fourth against Missouri in the 200-Yard Back with a 1:48.48 and fifth in the 100-Yard Back with a 48.58… In a dual meet against Delta State he touched the wall first in the 200-Yard Back with a time of 1:50.14 and fourth in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 49.92…Came third in the 100-Yard Back against Florida State with a time of 49.50 and fourth in the 200-Yard Back with a 1:49.65… In a dual meet against Texas A&M he finished third in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 50.28 and third in the 200-Yard Back with a 1:51.91… At the 2020 SEC Championships, finished in 23rd place in the 100 Back with a time of 48.22, 26th place in the 200 Back with a time of 1:45.73, and 44th place in the 100 Fly with a time of 48.15.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018-19)
Earned fifth place in his first meet against UCONN and Navy in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:53.76 … Finished in seventh place in the 200-Yard Backstroke and eighth place in the 100-Yard Backstroke against Florida with times of 1:55.45 and 52.32 … Touched the wall in 1:55.91 and 52.28 in the 200 and 100-Yard Backstroke against Kentucky to finish in sixth and eighth place … Finished in fifth place against Loyola and SMU in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 50.94 … Finished in 13th place at the Art Adamson Invitational in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:48.66 … A fifth and sixth place finish against Incarnate Word and Delta State in the 200 and 100-Yard Backstroke with times of 1:53.09 and 50.78 … Swam the 200-Yard Backstroke in 1:52.91 against Texas A&M to place fifth and the 100-Yard Backstroke in 51.08 to finish in seventh place.

PRIOR TO LSU
Set his high school record in the 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay and 100-yard backstroke … Helped team earn both district and regional championships in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 … Placed second and fifth in the 100 back and the 100-yard butterfly with times of 49.65 and 50.97, respectively, at the 2017 Texas UIL 6A Region Championships … Finished fifth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 50.51 at the 2017 Texas 6A State Championships … Touched the wall second and fourth in the 100 back and the 100 fly with times of 49.79 and 50.50, respectively, at the 2018 UIL 6A Region 3 Championship … Was named a 2018 NISCA All-America … Swam for Westlake High School and Nitro Swimming

PERSONAL
Born on August 18, 1999 … Parents are John Velasquez and Laurie Newton … Has three siblings – Nicco, Ava and Lauren … Majoring in business.

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