CHILDHOOD
 
Derya's childhood was pretty ordinary, except the part when he started the sport of swimming. When he was at the he usually went to his grandparents during the summer age of five, to spend time with them. He and his older sister loved the water from the beginning, and they spent much of their summer time in the water. His grandparents were always worried since they did not know how to swim. They wanted them to learn how to swim and his parents took them to Galatasaray Sports Club to learn how to swim. His coach thought that he had no talent for swimming and told him to quit. He took some time off from swimming and took karate lessons for a while. Then he came back to swimming and proved that he could write history for his country.

 
 
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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