Darian Roy Townsend (born 28 August 1984) is a competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist who competed for South Africa. He became a U.S. citizen during the summer of 2014, and has subsequently represented the United States in international events.
|Full name||Darian Roy Townsend|
|Born||28 August 1984|
Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|Club||YMCA Westside Silverfins|
|College team||University of Florida|
University of Arizona
Townsend attended the University of Arizona, where he swam for the Arizona Wildcats swimming and diving team in 2007 and 2008. He previously attended the University of Florida and competed for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in 2005 and 2006.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Darian Townsend. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Darian Townsend". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
| Men's 200-metre individual medley
world record-holder (short course)
15 November 2009 – 17 December 2010