Fordham Adds Breaststroker Kevin Zahariev to Class of 2025

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Kevin Zahariev of Laguardia Aquatic Club in New York has committed to nearby Fordham for fall 2021 and beyond. Zahariev is a senior at Brooklyn Technical High School.
“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career as a D1 athlete at Fordham University! I would like to thank my family, coaches, and friends for helping me along the way. I can’t wait to be part of this amazing team. GO RAMS!!”


  • 100 breast – 58.33
  • 200 breast – 2:12.64
  • 50 free – 22.76
  • 100 free – 49.55

Zahariev is a breaststroker, and he’s best as a sprint breaststroker. At the 2020 New York HS State Championships, he scored in the 100 breast B-final, placing 10th with his lifetime best of 58.33. At that meet, he also swam to 45th in the 200 IM (2:01.34) and split a 26.39 on Brooklyn Technical’s third-place 200 medley relay.

During the 2019-20 season, the last full/official season for Fordham due to the pandemic, Zahariev would’ve ranked fifth on the roster in the 100 breast.

At the 2020 A-10 Championships, it took a 56.83 to make the 100 breast B-final. Fordham had an A-finalist and two B-finalists in the event in 2020.

Zahariev joins Evan Trout in Fordham’s incoming class.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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