Derek Brecht

Derek  Brecht


Valley Center, CA

High School:
North County Christian




Air Force sweeps duals in men's and women's swimming for second straight day

Men improve to 14-5 in duals while the women are 7-6

JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Earned Second Team All-WAC honors in the 200 breaststroke … finished the season with four top-5 times on the team … recorded the sixth fastest 200 breaststroke (1:59.53) and the eighth fastest 400 individual medley (3:56.02) in program history … had the second fastest 200 individual medley (1:49.82) and the third fastest 100 breaststroke (55.50) on the team.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in eight events…ranked No. 2 at USAFA in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.70 the ninth fastest Air Force time and ranked No. 4 in the 400 IM with a time of 3:55.62 and No. 8 overall in Air Force history…also ranked No. 7 in Academy history for 200 breast (2:01.70).

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in seven events…top five team finishes in five events…ranked fourth on the team in 200 IM (1:50.97).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Swam for coach Dan Peck and the Pacific Swim Club … records in 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM short course and 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM long course … attended North Country Christian HS but did not swim for high school team.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 38… element NCO and will serve as a flight commander … son of Thomas and Diane Brecht with five siblings … older brother Peter swam for Concordia University … seeking a major in business management … aspires to become a pilot after graduation … personal greatest moment in sports was breaking four minutes in the 400 IM … greatest impact on athletic career is his father who taught him that his attitude in every race is everything and that if he wants his goal enough that he will chase it down until he achieves it … favorite athlete is Aaron Piersol … favorite quote “Is this the world you want, you’re making it every day you’re alive”  John Foreman, Switchfoot ... named to the Superintendent's List his junior year and Comms List his senior year. 

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