By Chase Maser
Teo's success, however, is not something out of the ordinary. Being a swimmer in Singapore, Teo is used to competing at a high level, and he even considers the intensity at the college level to be easier than what he's faced in the past. "In Singapore, we swim 50m, and in college we only swim 25m," says Teo. "I'm used to swimming longer distances. I was actually a distance swimmer in Singapore, and I was the national record holder for the 1500m freestyle, so coming here, I find the transition to be not that hard at all."
His academic transition hasn't had any negative effect on him either.