As A Freshman (2013-14): Totaled 50 points at the Conference USA Invitational ... Earned the bronze medal in the 100 fly, placed fourth in the 200 fly and 11th in the 200 IM ... Picked up all-conference honors in the 100 fly and 400 medley relay ... NCAA 'B' qualifier in the 100 fly ... Competed in eight dual meets ... Recorded nine first-place and three third-place finishes.
High School/Club: Attended Waccamaw High School ... Won South Carolina state titles in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM as a junior ... Two-Time Sun Coast Times Swimmer-of-the-Year ... Served as high school team captain ... Swam for Costal Aquatic Club under coach Fabio Da Silva ... 2011 Zone Select Camp Attendee ... Five-time National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior National Qualifier ... USA Junior National Qualifier.
Personal: Pursuing a degree in political science ... Born Aug. 5, 1995 ... Son of David and Carrie Dear ... Has two younger brothers, Michael and Carter, and a younger sister, Zoe.
|Dear's Top Times|
|Event||Time||Year||Meet||In The ECU Record Books|
|100 Butterfly||48.14||2014||C-USA Invitational||Third|
|200 Butterfly||1:48.58||2014||C-USA Invitational||Fourth|
|200 IM||1:51.35||2014||C-USA Invitational||Eighth|