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Omer Tara
Omer  Tara

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
ENKA High School

Height:
5-10

Event:
Free


02/28/2015

Virginia Places Eighth at ACC Championships

Casey places fifth in 1,650 free

02/25/2015

Cavaliers Conclude First Day of ACC Championships

Virginia sits in fourth place

12/06/2014

UVa Records Continue to Fall on Second Day of Georgia Fall Invitational

Three school records Saturday brings total to eight through two days

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free: 21.93
100 Free:
46.64
200 Free: 1:38.12
500 Free: 4:24.60
1,000 Free: 9:18.95
1,650 Free: 15:26.25

2016-17
• Won the 500-yard freestyle at the ECAC Championships 
• Finished second in the 1650-yard freestyle and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle,  at the ECAC Championships 
• Placed 11th in the 500-yard freestyle, 14th in the 1650-yard freestyle and 21st in the 200-yard freestyle at the UGA Fall Invite 
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 


2015-16

• Placed 19th in 500-yard freestyle and 21st in 1,650 free at ACC Championships
• Set career-best marks in the 500 free (4:24.73) and 1,650 free (15:26.62) at ACCs
• Posted a career-best 200 free (1:38.12) at UGA Fall Invitational

2014-15
• Placed 24th in the 1,650 free in a season-best time (15:32.00) at the ACC Championships
• Also set a season-best mark in the 200 free (1:38.51) at ACCs
• Posted season-best times in the 100 free (47.19) and 500 free (4:26.64) at the Georgia Fall Invitational

Background
• Six-time member of the Turkish National Team
• Represented Turkey at the 2013 European Junior Open Water Championships
• Placed fourth in the 1,500m free and fifth in the 400m free at the 2014 Turkish National Championships
• Team captain for both ENKA High School and ENKA Sports Club
• Earned academic honors at ENKA

Personal
• Son of Sinan and Nazli Tara
• Has two older siblings, Esra and Mehmet

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