Derek

Fordham

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Individual Medley/Butterfly
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cypress, CA
High School: Los Alamitos HS
Major: International Business
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

AS A JUNIOR IS 2018-19
Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative ... Recorded a B cut in the 500 free (4:34.78) at the Tritons' first ever MSPF Championships ... Competed in 10 meets for UC San Diego.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017-18
Competed in six of seven meets for the Tritons ... Missed dual meet at UC Santa Barbara (11/4)

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
Competed in six of seven meets, including first PCSC Championships ... Made college debut in opener vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10/29) ... Missed dual meet vs. California Baptist (1/21).

CLUB
Swam for Irvine Novaquatics as a high school junior and senior ... Competed for Seal Beach Swim Club as a freshman and sophomore.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2016 graduate of Los Alamitos High School ... Swam for the Griffins in the Sunset League ... In his freshman year, helped his team to capture a Sunset League Championship ... Took home his school's varsity most improved award in his sophomore year ... As co-captain in his junior year, he was a part of his league's first team and his school's varsity MVP ... As a senior, he helped lead his team to another Sunset League championship ... Currently holds Los Alamitos High School's record for the back leg of the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 9 in Los Alamitos ... Parents are Timothy and Heidi Fordham ... Father attended Cal Poly and mother attended Oregon State ... Has a twin brother named Clark ... International studies-international business major at Roosevelt College ... Plans to establish a career in real estate while continuing to work as an ocean lifeguard seasonally ... Most memorable swimming moment was winning first league title in 100 fly as a high school senior ... Favorite UCSD moment was finishing the Tritons' time as part of the PCSC with their 10th conference title ... Enjoys surf racing and painting ... Favorite athlete is Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe .. Top movie is Paris Is Burning ... Listens to Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Lady Gaga ... Loves to eat ribs ... Favorite social media platform is Instagram.

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