Felix Aubock

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Felix Aubock is Austrian freestyle specialist and Olympian. He built up an extensive international swimming resume before heading to the States to swim for the University of Michigan.

International Career

Aubock has been a staple on the Austrian National team since 2013. In that year he competed at the European Junior Championships, World Junior Championships and the European SC Championships.

2015 FINA World Championships

In Kazan, Russia Aubock competed at his first long course World Championships. He swam the 200, 400 and 1,500 freestyle. His best finish was in the 400 meter freestyle with a 20th place. He finished 29th in the 200 meter and 37th in the 1,500 meter.

2016 Rio Olympic Games

In his first Olympic Games at 19 years old, Aubock’s highest finish came in the 200 meter freestyle where he placed 18th. He also swam the 400 meter freestyle and 1,500 meter freestyle, finishing 25th and 42nd respectively.

2017 World Championships

On day one in Budapest Aubock was in the line up for the 400 meter freestyle final. He finished 5th in 3:45.21. In the 800 meter freestyle he finished 6th in 7:51.20.

University Of Michigan

2016-2017

Aubock quickly made an impact on the Wolverine swim team, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors after his first conference championships. He took down Peter Vanderkay’s meet record in the 500 yard freestyle to grab maximum points in 4:10.63. He also won gold in the mile in 14:29.25 and edged his way in the top-ten all time in the event and fastest ever freshman. He also picked up a pair of bronze medals in the 200 yard freestyle and 800 yard freestyle relay.

At his first NCAA Championships, Aubock picked up a silver and bronze medal. His bronze came in the 500 yard freestyle where he touched in 4:08.95, 0.03 behind Texas’ Townley Haas who took silver. Clark Smith claimed the gold.

His silver came after a tough battle in the 1650 yard freestyle. Auboeck along with Smith, Akaram Mahmoud and Jordan Wilimovsky put on a spectacular show for the crowd in Indianapolis. In the closing stages of the race the four swimmers wet stroke-for-stroke, pushing each other to post the four fastest ever mile swims. Smith took the gold, but Aubock was right behind to touch in 14:22.88. Mahmoud took the bronze while Wilimovsky missed out on a medal in fourth. There was just over 1 second between the top four.

In the 200 yard freestyle, Aubock took second in the ‘B’ final in 1:33.21.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 200 Free 1:33.21 03/24/17 2017 NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
scy 500 Free 4:08.95 03/23/17 2017 NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
scy 1650 Free 14:22.88 03/25/17 2017 NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana
lcm 200 Free 1:47.60 04/18/15 Ströck ATUS Graz Trophy
Austria
lcm 400 Free 3:45.21 07/23/17 2017 FINA World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
lcm 1500 Free 15:05.48 04/09/15 2015 German National Championships
Germany
(photo: Mike Lewis) Genoa Meet 2016, Courtesy of Rafael/Domeyko Photography c/o: Miguel Ortiz