March 23, 1999
The Florida State men’s swim team will return eight swimmers to the NCAA Championhips in Indianapolis this week, March 25-27, 1999. Florida State finished 13th last year at the meet.
Florida State is proud to be sending eight swimmers to the NCAA meet this year and all eight will compete in individual events. Four seniors will make their last appearance at the NCAA meet. Brendon Dedekind will defend his 50 Free title after winning the event in 1998 and finishing 8th on the overall scoring list. Stephen Parry will attempt to take his 1997 200 Fly title away after finishing 4th in the event last year. Matt McVittie looks to improve on his finish from the 1998 meet and Julio Santos will contend for a top spot in three events.
The Seminoles also will send three juniors and a sophomore to the championships. Kevin Flanagan and Brett Petersen return to the championships and Nelson Mora makes his first appearance as a Seminole at the meet after swimming for Miami. Keam Ang will look for scoring position in his first NCAA appearance.
“We have a lot of potential to score some big points this year,” Head Coach Don Gibb said. “We’ll have 18 swims in the meet, the most ever in FSU history, and are shooting to finish in the top 10 and maybe even higher.”
Who’s Swimming Which Events?
Keam Ang: 100 Fly, 200 Fly Brendon Dedekind: 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Breast Kevin Flanagan: 50 Free, 100 Free Matt McVittie: 100 Free, 200 Free Nelson Mora: 200 Free, 200 Fly Stephen Parry: 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 100 Back Julio Santos: 50 Free, 100 Free
All five relays have qualified for the NCAA meet and relay teams will be set at the championships.
Last year at the NCAA Championships
NCAA Champion 50 Free
4th in the 100 Breast
10th in the 100 Free
4th in the 200 Fly
14th in the 200 Free
16th in the 100 Breast
25th in the 50 Free
44th in the 100 Free
42nd in the 50 Free
48th in the 100 Free
200 Free Relay: 7th
(Brendon Dedekind, Julio Santos, Matt McVittie, Kevin Flanagan)
400 Free Relay: 7th
(Brendon Dedekind, Julio Santos, Matt McVittie, Stephen Parry)
800 Free Relay: 18th
(Matt McVittie, Julio Santos, Stephen Parry, Kevin Flanagan)
200 Medley Relay: 8th
(Stephen Parry, Brett Petersen, Julio Santos, Brendon Dedekind)
Overall points scoring: Brendon Dedekind-8th (42.0)
(50 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Free)
(200 Free, 200 Fly)
200 Free Relay:
400 Free Relay:
200 Medley Relay:
Seminoles Around the Country
The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team is currently ranked 9th among the top NCAA men’s swim teams, according to the CSCAA. This is their highest ranking on the year.
Just a note…
FSU in the Taper & Shave
Name/Event Rank Time
200 Fly 16th 1:46.29
50 Free 2nd 19.51 100 Free 3rd 42.96 100 Breast 1st 53.36
100 Free 23rd 44.03
200 Fly 20th 1:46.44
100 Fly 25th 48.13 200 Fly 2nd 1:44.63 100 Back 8th 47.72 200 Back 12th 1:44.90 200 Free 13th 1:36.81
100 Breast 6th 54.28 200 Free Relay 16th 1:20.24 400 Free Relay 9th 2:55.87 800 Free Relay 13th 6:33.71 200 Medley Relay 11th 1:28.37 400 Medley Relay 5th 3:12.80