|Hometown:||Southwest Ranches, FL|
|Gamer:||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
As a freshman (2015-15)… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Swam in seven meets during the season… Competed primarily in the 500-, 1000-, and 1,650-freestyle events but also made two appearances in the 200… Helped one of the 800-freestyle relay teams hit an NCAA provisional qualifying time during the SSC Championships… #2 on the Florida Southern times list in the 1,650 and #3 in the 1,000-freestyle.
In high school… 2015 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, the same school that produced former Florida Southern teammate and All-American Alec Wathen… 4-year letterman for head coach Marty Grady… State qualifier in the 200-IM and 500-freestyle as a sophomore, junior, and senior… Won district and regional titles in the 200-IM as a senior and received High School All-American consideration in the 200-freestyle relay… Also a member of the Azura Florida Aquatics swim club from 2013-15… Personal… Son of Sandra and Jaime Velasquez… One of five siblings in the family with three brothers and one sister… Originally from Colombia… Born December 30, 1996… Major: Exercise Science.