|Hometown:||Pretoria, South Africa|
|High School:||Tuks Sport/Cleveland State|
2010-11: Part of the 800-yard freestlye relay team that set an America East Championships meet and pool record (6:34.28) as well as a UMBC record... Also claimed gold in the 500 (4:27.08) and 1,650 freestyle (15:39.21) and bronze in the 200 freestyle (1:39.28) at the conference meet... Times in the 200, 500, 1000, and 1,650 freestyle as well as 200-yard butterfly rank among the top-10 in school history... Named America East Male Swimmer of the Week twice... Named to the America East All-Conference Team.
Background: Competed for Cleveland State for his freshman year… Placed fifth in the 200-yard butter fly, sixth in the 500-yard freestyle and 10th in the 200 free at the 2010 Horizon League Championships… 2008 South Africa high school champion in the 200 fly and 400 free... National finalist in 2008 and 2009... A 2008 World Cup representative.
Personal: Son of Amanda and Pierre De Waal… Has a brother, Le Roux… Majoring in biology… Born Sept. 6, 1990.