Last updated: July 17, 2013
World University Games (July 7-17 at Kazan, Russia)
Four current U-M swimmers competed at the World University Games, held from July 7-17 in Kazan, Russia. Sean Ryan won a gold medal for Team USA in the 1,500-meter freestyle on July 12 to highlight the Games. He now holds the fifth-fastest time in the world (14:57.33). He also swam the 800-meter freestyle, finishing fourth.
Michael Wynalda also won a pair of medals on relays, taking silver as part of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay and bronze as part of the 4x100-meter medley relay. He also finished fourth in the 200-meter freestyle and seventh in the 100-meter freestyle.
Kyle Whitaker missed out medaling by one place, finishing fourth in the 200-meter individual medley. He swam that race 20 minutes after swimming the semifinals of the 200-meter butterfly, an event he ended up taking eighth in.
Former U-M swimmer Ryan Feeley (2010-13) was in three events, taking sixth in the 1,500-meter freestyle, seventh in the 800-meter freestyle and 10th in the 10k Open Water race.
Richard Funk represented Canada at the Games. His highest finish came in the 100-meter breaststroke (eighth) while also swimming as part of the 4x100-meter medley relay (sixth).
Phillips 66 National Championships/U.S. World Championships Trials (June 25-29), Canada Cup Montreal (June 27-30)
Current U-M swimmers Connor Jaeger and Sean Ryan, along with former U-M swimmers Tyler Clary (2008-10) and Charlie Houchin (2007-10), were officially named to the U.S. roster for the upcoming FINA World Championships (July 19-Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain) following their performances at the Phillips 66 National Championships from June 25-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Head swimming coach Mike Bottom was also named to the coaching staff, where he will serve as one of the three men's assistant coaches. Former U-M head coach Bob Bowman (2004-08) will be the head men's coach for Team USA.
Jaeger won three events, taking top honors in the 400-meter freestyle (3:45.89), the 800-meter freestyle (7:46.78) and the 1,500-meter freestyle (14:53.34). His time in the 800-meter freestyle is a U.S. Open and U.S. Long Course National Championships record. He will swim all three races in Barcelona.
Ryan had previously qualified for the team after finishing second in the 10k at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in May. He will also swim the 5k in Barcelona. His best finish at the National Championships was third in the 1,500-meter freestyle (15:04.60).
Clary had a trio of runner-up finishes, taking second in the 200-meter backstroke (1:55.58), 200-meter butterfly (1:56.58) and the 400-meter individual medley (4:14.62). He will swim all three races in Barcelona.
Houchin earned his spot on the team after finishing fourth in the 200-meter freestyle (1:47.36). He will swim on the 4x200-meter relay in Barcelona.
Five other current swimmers were in action at the National Championships, including Peter Brumm, Justin Glanda, Kyle Whitaker, John Wojciechowski and Michael Wynalda. Whitaker swam in a trio of 'A' finals, taking seventh in the 200-meter butterfly (1:58.52) and the 200-meter IM (2:01.31) while also taking eighth in the 400-meter IM (4:19.56). Wynalda was the other 'A' finalist of the group, taking eighth in the 200-meter freestyle (1:48.76).
Former swimmers Ryan Feeley (2010-13), Sean Fletcher (2010-13) and Dan Madwed (2009-12) also swam at the National Championships for Club Wolverine. Top performances included Feeley taking fourth in the 800-meter freestyle (8:01.28) and seventh in the 1,500-meter freestyle (15:27.06), with Madwed finishing sixth in the 200-meter butterfly (1:57.68).
A contingent of international swimmers also competed at the Canada Cup Montreal from June 27-30. They include current swimmers Hassaan Abdel Khalik, Dylan Bosch, Kyle Duckitt, Richard Funk, Ryutaro Kamiya, Anders Lie Nielsen and Bruno Ortiz.
Bosch won four events, sweeping the 200-meter IM (2:02.26), 400-meter IM (4:26.12), 100-meter butterfly (54.03) and 200-meter butterfly (1:59.56). Funk was also a multiple-event winner, taking first in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.56) and the 200-meter breaststroke (2:16.90).
Nielsen swam in five events, finishing first or second in four of them. He won the 400-meter freestyle (3:56.12) and finished second in the 100-meter freestyle (51.03), 200-meter freestyle (1:50.75) and 800-meter freestyle (8:19.38). Ortiz (50-meter butterfly), Kamiya (200-meter backstroke) and Duckitt (200-meter breaststroke) also recorded runner-up finishes.
Former U-M swimmer Miguel Ortiz (2010-13) was also in action. He won the 50-meter freestyle (22.99) and took second in the 50-meter backstroke (25.73) among his four events.
College Swimming & Diving Honors
The 2012-13 College Swimming & Diving Honors were announced on June 5. Michigan received four awards, including Championship Performance (NCAA Championships), Career Improvement Honor (Zachary Turk), Assistant Coach of the Year (Josh White) and Impact Honor (Mike Bottom).
2013 Arena International Grand Prix (May 30 - June 2 at Santa Clara, Calif.)
Connor Jaeger continued to win at the 2013 Arena International Grand Prix at Santa Clara from May 30-June 2, winning all three of the events he swam in. He won the 800-meter freestyle on the opening night (Thursday, May 30), finishing in 7:50.14 and establishing a new meet record. He also won the 400-meter freestyle on Friday (3:46.93) and the 200-meter freestyle on Saturday (1:49.14). He did not swim the 1,500-meter freestyle.
The Wolverines were well represented in the 200-meter freestyle. Joining Jaeger in the final were Anders Lie Nielsen (4th, 1:49.74), Michael Wynalda (7th, 1:50.15) and Justin Glanda (9th, 1:51.23). Both Wynalda and Glanda also swam the 100-meter freestyle, taking 17th (51.55) and 19th (51.04), respectively. Nielsen also took fourth in the 400-meter freestyle (3:51.50) and fifth in the 1,500-meter freestyle (15:45.29).
Richard Funk placed in two event finals, taking sixth in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.64) and eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:17.24). Kyle Whitaker swam in three events, finishing as high as fifth in a loaded 200-meter individual medley field (2:02.83). He also took 12th in the 200-meter butterfly (2:01.63) and 16th in the 100-meter butterfly (54.70).
Other top swimmers included John Wojciechowski in the 100-meter butterfly (14th, 54.58) and the 100-meter backstroke (16th, 57.86), Bruno Ortiz in the 50-meter freestyle (17th, 23.61) and Dylan Bosch in the 200-meter butterfly (13th, 2:01.84) and the 200-meter IM (16th, 2:07.94).
Several alums were also in action for Club Wolverine. Olympian Tyler Clary (2008-10) finaled in four events, finishing second in the 200-meter backstroke (1:58.02), third in the 200-meter butterfly (1:58.53), fourth in the 200-meter IM (2:02.39) and sixth in the 400-meter freestyle (3:52.93). Dan Madwed (2009-12) finished fourth in the 200-meter butterfly (1:59.78) and 18th in the 100-meter butterfly (54.94), while recent graduate Miguel Ortiz (2010-13) was eighth in the 50-meter freestyle (23.00).
USA Swimming Open Water National Championships (May 17-19, Lower Castaic Lake, Calif.)
Sean Ryan finished second in the 10k at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, earning a spot on the U.S. roster for the 2013 FINA World Championships.
Charlotte Grand Prix (May 9-12, Charlotte, N.C.)
Nineteen swimmers swam for Club Wolverine at the 2013 Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte from May 9-12, highlighted by Connor Jaeger, who was one of the stars of the meet after winning three events and establishing two new meet records. He won the 400-meter freestyle (3:48.77), 800-meter freestyle (7:53.35) and 1,500-meter freestyle (15:02.68), setting meet records in the last two. He also took fifth in the 200-meter freestyle (1:49.59). Additionally, he swam in the prelims in two events, including the 400-meter IM and 200-meter butterfly. He had the fifth-fastest prelims time in the 400-meter IM (4:27.51; would have been seventh in the finals) and the 12th-fastest time in the 200-meter butterfly (2:05.32).
Richard Funk recorded three top-10 finishes, taking second in the 50-meter breaststroke (28.11), third in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.03) and seventh in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:17.28). Kyle Whitaker had two top-five finishes, taking third in the 400-meter IM (4:23.46) and fifth in the 200-meter IM (2:03.16) while also finishing 11th in the 200-meter butterfly (2:03.90).
Other swimmers that scored top-10 finishes included Dylan Bosch in the 200-meter butterfly (8th, 2:02.71), Ryutaro Kamiya in the 200-meter backstroke (9th, 2:03.55), Michael Wynalda in the 200-meter freestyle (10th, 1:50.39) and Bruno Ortiz in the 50-meter butterfly (24.56).
Former U-M standout Dan Madwed (2009-12) also swam at the event. He took third in the 200-meter butterfly (1:59.60) and fifth in the 100-meter butterfly (54.11).
Other swimmers in action included Peter Brumm, Paul Corbae, Justin Glanda, Nick Killeen, Matt McNamara, Daniel Miller, Henry Parker, Jeremy Raisky, Will Raynor, Paul Soley, John Wojciechowski and Matt Zimmerman.
Swimming Canada World Championship Trials (April 3-6, Victoria, British Columbia)