The Auburn Tigers entered one new addition to their roster for the spring 2015 semester in their dual meet against Texas, when transfer Luis Martinez suited to battle the deep butterfly group of the Longhorns.
This weekend, while racing Florida, head coach Brett Hawke is going to unveil two more surprises as championship season draws near.
Peter Holoda from Hungary and Hugo Morris from Australia have been cleared to race against Florida, and are expected to start for the 9th-ranked Auburn Tigers at that meet.
18-year old Holoda, from the Hajduszoboszloi Arpad S.E. club in Hungary, is primarily a sprint freestyle and butterflier. His long course meters (with 25 yard conversions) bests are:
- 50 free – 22.96 (19.96)
- 100 free – 49.72 (43.35)
- 50 fly – 24.33 (21.28)
- 100 fly – 53.74 (47.15)
He represented Hungary at the 2014 European Championships, though he failed to record best times or advance beyond prelims in any of his three events.
To this point of his career, Holoda hasn’t shown quite as much in short course as he has in long course, but he’s still solid enough over 25 meters to expect a contribution to Auburn’s SEC scoring this season, if not NCAA.
Morris, who is 19-years old, is a butterflier of similar repute. He’s solid in the freestyle events as well, though not as good as Holoda, and adds a very good 200 fly to his lineup. His best times in long course meters are:
- 50 free – 23.79
- 100 free – 51.25
- 50 fly – 24.53
- 100 fly – 53.56
- 200 fly – 1:59.16