Columbia Men’s Swimming and Diving Announces 10 Swimmers, 1 Diver for Incoming Freshman Class

Modified from Press Release courtesy of Columbia University Athletics

The Columbia men’s swimming and diving has announced the addition of 11 standouts for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign.

“We are looking forward to the contributions of the Class of 2018,” said head coach Jim Bolster. “We have made significant strides in the past few years and we will be counting on this group to keep that trend going. We believe we have several individuals who will have an immediate impact and several that will blossom over the course of the season. We are confident that the Class of 2018 can help us improve our dual meet record, improve our placing at Ivy Championships and help us increase our number of NCAA qualifiers.”


Jayden Pantel: Diving • Dundurn, Saskatchewan, Ontario• Evan Hardy Collegiate• Saskatoon Diving Club

Forrest Davis: Breast/Free• Highstown, N.J.• Peddie School• Peddie Aquatics
(transfer from Auburn)

100 breast: 55.01
200 breast: 2:01.73

Kevin Frifeldt: Free/Fly• Milinani Hawaii• Milinani HS• Kamehameha Swim Club

100 free: 44.86
100 fly: 48.97
200 fly: 1:50.41
50 free: 20.75
200 IM: 1:52.26

Bradley Gibble: Back/Fly/IM• State College, Pa.• State College HS• Nittany Lion Aquatic Club

400 IM: 3:56.65
200 fly: 1:50.48
200 IM: 1:52.38
200 back: 1:50.38

Mitchell Herrera: Free• Elko, Minn.• Lakeville South HS• South Metro Storm

1000 free: 9:26.47
200 free: 1:40.85
500 free: 5:31.32

Joseph Lozano: Breast/IM• Garden City, N.Y.• Garden City HS• Long Island Express

100 breast: 56.67
200 breast: 2:00.90
200 IM: 1:51.77

Jae Park: Free/Breast/IM• Wilmette, Ill.• New Trier HS• NASA Wildcat Aquatics

100 breast: 5463
200 breast: 1:58.76
400 IM: 3:50.30
200 IM: 1:47.91
500 free: 4:30.57
200 Free 1:40.84

Joe Shepley: Free/Back/Fly• South Burry, Conn.• Phillips Exeter Academy• Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Club

100 free: 45.36
100 back: 50.26
100 fly: 48.62

Gregory Song: Free/IM• Gaithersburg, Md.• Richard Montgomery HS• Nation’s Capital Swim Club

1650 free: 15:43.38
1000 free: 9:21.53
400 IM: 3:59.13

Zach Thomas: Breast/IM• Austin, Texas• Westlake HS• Nitro Swimming

200 breast: 2:01.94
200 back: 1:48.44
200 IM: 1:51.92
400 IM: 4:00.78

Michal Zyla: Free/Back• Walnut Creek, Calif.• Northgate HS• Terrapins Swim Team

200 back: 1:47.31
100 back: 49.60
500 free: 4:26.91
200 free: 1:38.85

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That diving board in the background though


That board in the background though

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