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Yordan Yanchev

Yordan Yanchev - Men's Swimming & Diving - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated June 2022)
Sandanski, Bulgaria

Top Times

100 free: 44.31

200 free: 1:34.95

500 free: 4:14.16* FSU RECORD

1000 free: 9:33.75

1650 free: 15:45.38



FSU Record Holder - 500 free - 4:14.16
Morcom Aquatics Center Pool Record - 500 free
World Championships Qualifier
5x Bulgarian National Short Course Record Holder (200m free - 1:45.82, 400m free - 3:42.40, 500m free - 7:51.86, 4x100 FR, 4x200 FR)
4x Bulgarian National Long Course Record Holder (200m free - 1:49.36; 400m free - 3:50.25, 800m free - 8:01.98, 4x200 FR)


NCAA qualifier in the 500 free…led off the 800 free relay with a career best in the 200 free at 1:34.95…also competed in 200 and 500 free…broke the FSU Record in the 500 free by placing ninth at ACCs at 4:14.16…also swam on the 800 free and competed in the 200 free (1:36.47) and 100 free (44.31)… set the Morcom Aquatics Center pool record in the 500 free (4:18.87) vs. Tampa…was also second in the 200 free (1:36.14)…competed in the FINA SC World Championships for Bulgaria in the 200m free (1:48.60) an 400m free (3:48.12)…finished seventh in the 500 free (4:19.15) and 17th in the 200 free (1:36.91) at the Georgia Tech Invitational…won the 200 free (1:39.95) and 500 free (4:29.84) against Florida Southern…swam in the sixth-place 400 free relay squad and placed eighth in the 200 free (1:42.29) and 12th in the 500 free (4:40.41) against Auburn…competed at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest for Bulgaria


Finished 23rd in the 500 free (4:15.86)  and 37th in the 200 free (1:35.56) at the NCAA Championships…qualified for the ACC championship final of the 500 free after swimming the second fastest time in school history at 4:15.02…finished sixth in the 500 free (4:16.66) and 17th (1:35.25) in the 200 free…also swam the 1650 free (15:45.38)…joined the team in January of 2021…only competed against Tampa where he placed first in the 1000 free (9:33.75)  and second in the 500 free (4:34.38)…also competed in the 200 free (1:44.71)

Before FSU

A Bulgarian National Champion…holds the Bulgarian Record in the 200m (1:49.36)  and 400m free (3:50.25) and is apart of the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×100 medley relay teams that hold the national marks…was a finalist in the World Junior Championship and European Junior Championship…participated in World Championship Hangzhou and Youth Olympic Games in 2018

Personal: Aug. 30, 2002…son of Marin Yanchev and Maria Yancheva…a member of PK Sandanski where he is coached by Bozhidar Gramatikov…plans to major in business management