Anton Lobanov Breaks NCAA Division II Record at Sunshine Conference Championships

On day 3 of the 2015 Sunshine Conference Championships (set to conclude on Sunday), Russian freshman Anton Lobanov of the Nova Southeastern University Sharks has broken the NCAA Division II Record in the 100 yard breaststroke

Lobanov swam a 52.00 to win the event, as part of an overall 2nd-place effort so far from his team.

That time broke the mark of 52.43 done in 2009 by Division II legend Alex Hetland of the University of Tampa. It’s also the fifth-fastest 100 breaststroke done at any level of the NCAA so far this season, behind only Division I swimmers Nic Fink, Sam Tierney, Peter John Stevens, and Michael Duderstadt.

The 22-year old Lobanov competed for his native Russia at the 2012 World Short Course Championships and at the 2014 European Long Course Championships.

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Sergio Lopez MMiro

Congrats Anton!!! Proud of you my friend. Keep up the good work and good luck at NCAA’s.


congrats. but hes a 22 year old freshman. Should’ve just left the “freshman” part out of the title. Just sounds really silly to know that he will be a 26 year old senior. Pretty sad knowing that most traditional seniors graduate at 22.


I agree, the tactics of recruiting are sketchy….22 is not a freshman it’s a coach who wants to build her name

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Isabella, how is recruiting a 22 year old to a DII institution “sketchy” when it is permissible under the rules? Any DII coach is permitted to recruit these athletes. By your logic (or lack thereof), you must consider a number of successful DII coaches to be “sketchy.” For example, Drury has a 28 year old senior, Catawba has a 23 year old sophomore, Florida Tech has a 24 year old sophomore, West Chester has a 26 year of sophomore…the list goes on. For a list of athlete ages I suggest you visit USA Swimming’s website, so you may begin to compile your list of coaches that engage in your perceived sketchy recruiting tactics. To say that Nova’s coach just wants… Read more »


The previous record was set in 2009 by Alex Hetland, who is currently 32 years old. So the age of the record holder for this event is actually decreased now!

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