Dergousoff swam in the morning heats in the 4×100-m medley that earned a bronze medal at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.
In Toronto, Dergousoff raced in the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke events, finishing 11th in both races.
At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Dergousoff won gold in the 200-m breaststroke in a personal best time to qualify for the 2019 Pan American Games.
The promising breaststroker punched his ticket for the Pan Am Games in Toronto by upsetting defending champion Richard Funk by 0.02 seconds in the 200- m breaststroke at the Team Canada Trials.
He added a third place finish in the 100-m breaststroke.
Dergousoff’s junior career included the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii, where he placed seventh in the 200-m breaststroke.
Dergousoff first made his way onto the Development Program scene with the 2011 Prospects Initiative, and was later selected to represent Canada at the 2012 US Youth Tour, again with the 2012 Prospects, and 2012 North American Challenge Cup.
In 2013 he represented his country internationally at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and again at the 4th FINA World Junior Championships in Dubai.
In the future he hopes to go into coaching and/or business.
Grew up in a town of just 700 people.
Favourite TV Show: Trailer Park Boys
Favourite Band: Sticky Buds
Music behind the blocks: Dubstep
Other sports: Hockey
Pre-race meal: Anything
Favourite Superhero: Spiderman
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