Abrahm Devine

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Abrahm Devine is an American medley specialist from Seattle, Washington. Before heading to Palo Alto to swim for Stanford, Devine swam for Cascade Swim Club where he garnered national attention as a junior swimmer. In 2014 he was a member of the Junior National Team and swam in his first International meets on the World Cup Circuit.

Stanford University

2015-2016

Devine made an immediate impact for the Cardinal during his freshman campaign, picking up points at both the Pac-12 and NCAA Championships. He picked up a silver and bronze medal in the medley events at the Pac-12’s and contributed more points with an 8th place finish in the 200 yard butterfly. At the NCAA meet, he finished 6th in the 400 yard medley in 3:42.02 to earn his first First-Team All-American honor. He also tied for 11th place in the 200 yard medley and finished 38th in the 200 yard butterfly.

2016-2017

As a sophomore, Devine picked up more All-America honors at the NCAA Championships. He finished fifth in the 400 yard medley as well as the 400 yard freestyle relay. He helped the Cardinal to a seventh place finish in the 800 yard freestyle relay and like the year before, he finished 11th in the 200 yard medley. This year though, he switched the 200 yard butterfly for the 200 yard backstroke and finished 16th in the event.

National/International Career

Devine’s international debut came as a junior swimmer when he swam at the Tokyo and Singapore legs of the World Cup Series as a member of the Junior National Team.

2017 US Nationals/World Championship Trials

At the US National, Devine qualified for his first major international meet, the World Championships in Budapest. A speedy final 50 in the 200 meter medley secured his spot with a silver medal. He stormed to a new best time of 1:56.79, which was almost three and a half seconds faster than his previous best he set the year before at the Olympic Trials. Devine finished behind Olympian Chase Kalisz. He also swam in the 200 meter backstroke final, setting another best time of 1:58.65 to finish sixth,

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 200 Back 1:40.54 03/25/17 2017 NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
scy 200 Fly 1:44.77 03/05/16 2016 Pac-12 Championships
Federal Way, Washington
scy 200 IM 1:42.25 03/23/17 2017 NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
lcm 400 IM 3:37.73 03/24/17 2017 NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
lcm 200 Back 1:58.65 06/28/17 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
lcm 200 IM 1:56.79 07/01/17 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
lcm 400 IM 4:!4.98 06/26/16 2016 US Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
Abrahm DeVine of Stanford at the 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara, California (photo: Mike Lewis) Abrahm DeVine 2017 USA Swimming World Team Trials (photo: Mike Lewis) Courtesy Stanford Athletics The Stanford Cardinal, keeping the tradition of proving they can spell Stanford alive. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)