April 5, 2016 - by
Noles Turn Sights to National Meets

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Current, former and future members of the Florida State swimming and diving teams will be competing in several national meets in five different countries over the next few months. “We’ve got current and former swimmers and divers along with incoming freshmen looking to do some big things this spring and summer,” FSU head coach Frank Bradley said.

“Some will look to qualify for the Olympics, while others will look to be competitive, enjoy the experience and hopefully walk away with best times or performances.”

Four meets are on the slate for April and one in May before the summer closes with Olympic Trials, which begin in June.

The Open Championships of New Zealand

A member of the 2016-17 signing class, Max Polankski picked up a pair of medals at The Open Championships of New Zealand. While representing United Swimming at the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Center in Auckland from March 28-April 1, Polanski grabbed bronze in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.79 before grabbing silver in the 200 fly with a 2:00.44.

Noles Turn Sights to National Meets

U.S. Synchro Championships

Former Florida State standout Katrina Young (2011-15) will be competing at the 2016 U.S. Synchro Championships that run from April 6-10 at the North Side Swim Centre in San Antonio, Texas.

Young will be competing in the women’s platform event alongside Krysta Palmer from the Nevada Diving club in addition to the very first, mixed platform. Palmer captured two All-America honorable mention accolades at the 2016 NCAA Championships, grabbing ninth on 1M and 10th on platform.

South African National Aquatic Championships – Olympic Trials

Jared Pike (2012-14) will be racing at the 2016 South African National Aquatic Championships, which will serve as the Olympic Trials in Durban at the Kings Park Swimming Complex from April 11-16.

Pike will be focusing on the 100 breast and 200 breast, as the top two finishers along with swimming the FINA ‘A’ standards. He will also race the 50 breast.

Noles Turn Sights to National Meets

The Open Championships of Belarus

Pavel Sankovich (2013-14) will be competing at the 2016 Open Championships of Belarus, where he will look to solidify his bid to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Sankovich will race the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM at the meet, which will run from April 20-23.  He has achieved the FINA ‘A’ standard in the 100 fly (51.76), which he set at last year’s meet for silver.

Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte

 Former distance standout Mateo DeAngulo (2010-12) will compete at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series at the Mecklenberg Aquatic Center, May 12-15. In addition to DeAngulo, Mark Weber, who is a member of the host team, SwimMAC, will also be competing.

Noles Turn Sights to National Meets

Canadian Diving Olympic Trials

Rising senior Dylan Grisell along with junior Tyler Roberge will compete at the 2016 Canadian Diving Trials in Scarborough, Ont. from June 11-12. Both will contest in 3-meter springboard in addition to 10-meter platform.

In addition to Grisell and Roberge, incoming freshman Molly Carlson will compete in the 3M springboard along with 10M platform and Aidan Faminoff will contest 10-meter platform.

US Diving Olympic Trials

The USA Diving Olympic Trials will take place in Indianapolis, Ind. From June 18-26.

Young along with former standout Ariel Rittenhouse will be participating. Young will compete on platform along with the synchro event, and Rittenhouse will contest in both 3m springboard events.

US Olympic Swimming Trials

The road to Rio will come to a close in Omaha, Neb. at the US Olympic Trials from June 26-July 3 at the CentryLink Center.  Some Seminoles will represent ClubNOLE, while others will travel under their hometown club teams.

Ian Apple – 50 free

Chad Mylin – 50 free

Kanoa Kaleoalohoa – 50 free

Jason McCormick – 50 free

Jason Coombs – 100 breast

Connor Kalisz – 100 back, 200 back

Calvin Bryant – 1500 free

Meg Brown – 200 IM, 400 IM

Summer Finke – 400 free, 800 free

Natalie Pierce – 100 breast

Nika Blank – 50 free

Griffin Alainz – 200 back

Mark Weber – 50, 100 free (2009-13)

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