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Florida State has landed their second Swedish junior standout in the last week: breaststroker Julia Månsson. She’ll join the Seminoles in fall 2022; last week, butterflier/IMer Edith Jernstedt of Sweden verbally committed to their class of 2025.
“So excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my athletic and academic career at Florida State University🌟!!! I am very grateful for having this opportunity and beyond excited to be part of this amazing team of FSU Swim and dive. I would like to give a huge thanks to everyone who has helped me throughout this journey, especially my family, friends and coaches💛❤️”
TOP TIMES (LCM / SCY conv.)
- 50m breast – 31.92 / 28.44
- 100m breast – 1:10.46 / 1:01.18
- 200m breast – 2:30.33 / 2:11.36
Månsson is a two-time European Junior Championships semifinalist in long course. In 2018, she made the 200 breast semis, placing 14th overall (2:31.59). Last summer, she made the 50 breast semis, going 32.34 for 12th.
The Florida State breaststroke group is currently led by junior Nina Kucheran, who holds lifetime bests of 59.6/2:08.7 from her freshman season in 2018-19. Kucheran was an NCAA qualifier in both 2019 and 2020. Finnish star Ida Hulkko also trained with FSU for the 2018-19 season; she was an All-American that year in the 100 breast after finishing fifth in the 100 breast at NCAAs, though she’s finished her time with FSU.
With her converted times, Månsson would’ve made B-finals of both breaststroke events at the 2020 ACC Championships.
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