GOING TO USA
 
He and his family did their best to keep improving but it was getting harder since he was ahead of everyone else in swimming, including coaches. It was pretty hard to excel in school and sport in Turkey, and it still is, so his family took a drastic decision to send him to the United States to have good education and also to keep his high level goals in his sport. He also excelled in swimming in the United States, breaking many records in Junior, High school, and National levels. His talent was also seen by many coaches, and he was offered full scholarships from every single university in the US. He chose to go to the University of Michigan, and won many championships in the NCAA level, as well as breaking College, Conference and National records.
 
 
CHILDHOOD 
 
Derya's childhood was pretty ordinary, except the part when he started the sport of swimming. When he was at the age of five, he usually went to his grandparents during the summer... more
 
EARLY YEARS 
 
Derya's career started with a bang when he broke many record when he was nine years old. He first joined the Turkish National Team at... more
 
GOING TO USA 
 
He and his family did their best to keep improving but it was getting harder since he was ahead of everyone else in swimming, including... more
 
         
EDUCATION 
 
Derya took his education very seriously. He took the hard way and also excelled in his education. Below are his education highlights... more
 
 
PROFESSIONAL CAREER 
 
Derya's career highlights:
First swimmer ever to make it to 6 Olympic Games individually
World Cup Championships- 3 Gold Medals... more
 
 
TV CAREER 
 
Derya has been very familiar with the spotlight and cameras since very early age, for his continuous success. He has been always on news and tv programs...more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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