July 3, 2019
Five Swimmers to Compete at World University Games

NAPOLI, Italy   –  Five Florida State swimmers representing five different countries will compete at the 30th Summer World University Games in Napoli, Italy from July 4-9.

Rising sophomores Nina Kucheran (Canada), Kertu Alnek (Estonia), Boglarka Bonecz (Hungary), Jakub Ksiazek (Poland) and former standout Tayla Lovemore (South Africa) will represent the Garnet and Gold individually and potentially in relays at the five-day meet.

“The number of athletes we have at these events keeps increasing,” FSU head swimming and diving coach Neal Studd said. “The Seminoles have been successful in both short course and long course, which is ideal heading into an Olympic year. We had a few who chose to forgo this meet to focus on World Championships in two weeks, but between both of these meets, it’s incredible how many we have competing at the highest levels. I’m very proud of them.”

All five swimmers are seeded in the top 30 in multiple individual races, including several top seeds. Lovemore holds the No. 5 seed in the 50m fly (26.63) and is also seeded 10th in the 100 fly (59.35), while Kucheran is ninth in the 100 breast (1:08.37). Bonecz is ranked 14th in the 200m fly (2:12.91) and Ksiazek is 13th in the 50m free (22.31).

2019 World University Games Entries

  • Kucheran – 50m, 100m, 200m breast
  • Alnek – 50m, 100m, 200m free
  • Bonecz– 200m fly
  • Ksiazek – 50m, 100m free, 50m fly
  • Lovemore – 50m, 100m free, 50m, 100m fly


Live streams will be held on the Olympic Channel and FISU.TV.


Live Streaming Schedule – Olympic Channel:


Live Streaming – FISU.TV


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