As alluded to yesterday in our PowerRankings, we’ve received independent confirmation that Minnesota butterflier Kyler van Swol is out for the remainder of the 2012-2013 season for Minnesota, after being ruled academically ineligible.
Van Swol was an All-American in the 200 fly in 2012, placing 12th at NCAA’s in the 200 fly with a 1:44.4. His 100 fly swim in March wasn’t as good, but his 46.95 made him more-than-capable of scoring in that race this year as well. He also anchored Minnesota’s 16th-place 800 free relay with a 1:36, a piece they badly needed to return and improve if they wanted to move up the rankings.
He sits 41st in the country in the 200 fly this year with a 1:47.0, but looked very strong at the Minneapolis Grand Prix. Sandy Whitaker, who has been a 49.97 this season, will take over as the team’s top sprint butterflier, though Lawrence Formosa (50.25) could fight for that spot as well.