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Yusuke

Legard

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Sprint Free/Fly
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
City/State: Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom
High School: Eton College

Bio

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2017) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017)

2016-17: Competed on Duke's 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays at the ACC Championships ... Individually, finished 18th in the 100 freestyle and 22nd at the 50-yard distance ... Took down one of the program's longest-standing school records, besting Spencer Booth's 100 freestyle mark of 43.45 from 2011 with a 43.44 swim ... Competed on winning 200 medley relays five times during the regular season ... Touched first in the 100 freestyle in Duke wins over South Carolina (1/14) and North Carolina (1/29) ... Also swam on winning 400 freestyle relay against the Tar Heels ... Claimed the 50 freestyle against Northwestern (10/29) ... Led off top 200 freestyle relay against the Wildcats ... Took third in the 50 freestyle at the NC State GAC Invite, clocking the third-fastest mark in program history at 19.74 ... Qualified for the 2017 British Swimming Championships, where he tied for second in the men's Target Tokyo 50-meter freestyle and took eighth in the men's open 100-meter freestyle. 

2015-16: Wrapped up rookie campaign at the ACC Championships, where he competed in the preliminaries of the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle ... Earned a top-20 finish in the 50 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Helped the 400 freestyle relay surpass the Taishoff facility record against Florida State and Queens (10/23) ... 2016 British Olympic Trials qualifier in the 50-meter freestyle ... Turned in a mark of 23.35 to finish tied for 14th in preliminaries, ranking him tied for seventh among the 17-20 year-old age group ... Punched his ticket to the British Trials at the 2015 AT&T Winter National Championships.

Prior to Duke: Competed at Nationals in Great Britain and Japan … Finalist at Great Britain's junior trials while finishing 29th across all ages … Completed AASE apprenticeship with ASA British Swimming at Tenerife training camp … Regional champion in the 50 butterfly … Multiple-time county champion … Also lettered in soccer and water polo at Eton.

Personal: Born Yusuke Ewan Tanaka Legard Oct. 24, 1996 in Chertsey, Surrey in England … Son of Yuko and Mark Legard. 

Legard Career Bests:
50 Free: 19.74 ... 4th all-time at Duke
100 Free: 43.33 ... 2nd all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:38.36
100 Fly: 48.67 ... 10th all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:
200 Free Relay: 1:18.46 ... Duke record
400 Free Relay: 2:53.99 ... Duke record

At the ACC Championships:
2017: 6th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:25.70
           7th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:19.01
           7th, 400 Free Relay ... 2:54.47
           18th, 100 Free ... 43.44
           22nd, 50 Free ... 20.12
2018: 6th, 400 Free Relay ... 2:53.99
           T6th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:18.46
           7th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:25.99
           8th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:11.23
           10th, 800 Free Relay ... 6:25.97
           16th, 100 Free ... 43.63
           19th, 50 Free ... 19.84

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