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Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
 Kaz Takabayashi

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014)

2013-14: Duke’s top performer in the 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly ... Advanced to two individual finals at the ACC Championship, placing 18th in the 100 backstroke and 22nd in the 100 butterfly ... Helped the 800 freestyle relay set a program record at 6:34.65 during ACCs ... Clocked 48.50 in the 100 butterfly final for the fourth-fastest time in school history ... Member of the 200 medley relay that ranked second all-time on Duke’s top 10 with a 1:27.35 showing at the conference meet ... Swept the butterfly events against William & Mary ... Placed second in the 100 butterfly at the season-opening All-North Carolina Invitational ... Guided the Blue Devils’ medley relays to first-place finishes against South Carolina and Virginia.

Prior to Duke: 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier … Invited to USA Swimming National Select Camp as a senior … Selected athlete representative for the state of Connecticut … Member of the SoNoCo Swim Club team … Four-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and Connecticut Scholar Athlete … Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Kazumu Brandon Takabayashi on July 17, 1995 in Nagoya, Japan … Son of Takuto and Toyomi Takabayashi … Has one sister, Miku.

Takabayashi Career Bests:

100 Back 49.20 2/28/2014
100 Fly 48.50 2/28/2014
200 Fly 1:48.68 3/1/2014

In Duke's Record Books:

800 Free Relay 6:34.65 2/26/2014
Position: Fly/Back
Year: Junior
City/State: Glastonbury, Conn.
High School: Glastonbury
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