Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012-13: Made his Duke debut at the All-North Carolina Invitational in the fall, helping the 200 freestyle relay take first with a time of 1:21.96 ... Finished fifth in the 50 freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational ... Also guided the 200 freestyle relay to a second-place showing at that meet.
Prior to Duke: Lettered four years for Tim O’Connor at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pa. ... Earned High School All-America distinction all four years, including in five events as a senior ... Took fifth in the 100 breaststroke at the district championship as a junior ... Tabbed his district’s Outstanding Swimmer of the Season as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also named his district’s Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet on multiple occasions ... Helped his intermural soccer team capture the league’s U19 championship ... Member of the Honor Society, French Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Personal: Born Romain G. Decrop on Apr. 29, 1994 in Brussels, Belgium ... Son of Georges and Sylvie Decrop ... Has one brother, Clement ... Mother, Sylvie, was a member of the French national swim team ... Hobbies include basketball, soccer and skiing ... Favorite athlete is Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
Duke Career Bests: 50 Free: 20.85 (11/15/2012) 100 Free: 45.87 (11/17/2012) 100 Fly: 51.48 (11/16/2012)