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Year: Sophomore
City/State: Johannesburg, South Africa
High School: Helpmekaar Kollege


Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014)

2015-16: Placed 17th in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 200 freestyle at the Carolina College Invitational with finals time of 1:39.45 marking a best time ... Also earned a best time in the 100 freestyle in a second-place finish.

2014-15: Wrapped up his sophomore campaign with personal-best times in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle at the Carolina College Invitational. 

2013-14: Posted personal bests in the 50 (21.51), 100 (46.28) and 200 (1:41.71) freestyle at the Cavalier Invitational ... Season-best in the 200 freestyle also marked Duke’s second-fastest time of the year in that event.

Prior to Duke: Earned honors in swimming all four years … Named best all-around swimmer as a sophomore and senior … Also participated in club swimming, biathlons, track and equestrian racing … Lettered two years in biathlon, placing fifth in South Africa in 2011 … Lettered one year in adventure equestrian racing … Received a Certificate for Leadership in 2012.

Personal: Born Adriaan Jakobus Venter on May 16, 1994 in Johannesburg, South Africa … Son of Riaan and Felicia Venter … Has two sisters, Elicia and Mariella.

Venter Career Bests:

50 Free 20.62
100 Free 44.61
200 Free 1:39.45
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