Elvis Kotikovski Stays in State, Commits to Florida State for 2020

by Jack McCormick 0

February 26th, 2020 ACC, College, College Recruiting, News

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Elvis Kotikovski has announced his verbal commitment to join the Florida State University men’s swimming and diving team beginning in the fall of 2020. Kotikovski is a native of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida where he attends Pine Crest School and is a member of the Pine Crest Swimming.

Kotikovski has seen steady improvement in his times during his high school career. Last November he finished 5th at the FHSAA 2A State Swimming and Diving Championships in the 100 free, clocking a time of 47.49 in prelims (he was 47.66 in finals). This was a nearly two second improvement upon his time from the season before, where his best time was a 49.76. At the same meet he also competed in the 100 backstroke. His time of 50.76 was over two seconds faster than his fastest time from 2018-19.

Top SCY Times

  • 100 back – 50.76
  • 200 back – 1:49.95
  • 100 free – 47.49
  • 200 free – 1:45.41

The men’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships will kick off on February 26th. At last year’s conference championship FSU finished in 5th by the slimmest of margins: the Seminoles were beaten out for fourth place by Virginia Tech by only a point and a half.

Backstroke was an area of weakness for Florida State last year. They only had one finalist in the 200 back and failed to place any swimmer in the A-final of the 100 back. Their backstroke group is currently lead by Griffin Alaniz and Jackson Lucas. While Alaniz is a senior, Kotokovski will have one year of overlap with Lucas after arriving on campus this fall.

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