Danish National Champion Sofus Balladone Commits to Oakland University

Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

The 2021 Danish national champion in the 100 backstroke, Sofus Balladone has announced that he will be coming to the United States this fall to swim at Oakland University. Balladone is from Aarhus, Denmark.

“I am pleased to announce my verbal commitment to study and swim for Oakland University at the Division 1 level. Thanks to Coach Pete, for giving me this opportunity. I am excited to join a team with a strong championship culture. Go Grizzlies!”

Earlier this year, Balladone claimed the Danish National title in the 100 back when he stopped the clock at the Danish Championships in 57.14. At the same meet, he also picked up a silver medal in both the junior and senior categories for the 200 back when he finished in 2:04.67. That swim put him just .3 off of winning the title in that event as well.

Best LCM Times (and SCY Conversion)

  • 50 back – 26.57 (23.39)
  • 100 back – 57.10 (50.36)
  • 200 back – 2:04.67 (1:50.15)

Balladone will be joining an Oakland program that has been dominant in the Horizon League in recent history. At the 2021 Horizon League Championships, the Golden Grizzlies put three swimmers in the A-final of the 100 back and swept both backstroke events as Marko Khotynetskyi claimed a pair of gold medals. Khotynetskyi, who is only entering his junior year, has been dominant in the backstroke events during his career, with his 100 back ranking third in program history and 200 back ranking second. He is the fastest in both races for Oakland since 2009.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

About the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour 

Fitter & Faster Swim Camps feature the most innovative teaching platforms for competitive swimmers of all levels. Camps are produced year-round throughout the USA and Canada. All camps are led by elite swimmers and coaches. Visit fitterandfaster.com to find or request a swim camp near you.

FFT SOCIAL

Instagram – @fitterandfasterswimtour
Facebook – @fitterandfastertour
Twitter – @fitterandfaster

FFT is a SwimSwam partner.

0
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments