Gallant, originally from Connecticut, competed for the Hoosiers one season (2019-20). He tells SwimSwam that he’s planning to take this year off, training with Mission Viejo Nadadores in California, before he decides where he wants to go for the 2021-22 season and beyond. He has three years of eligibility remaining.
I would like to thank my former teammates at Indiana and their amazing coaching staff for such a tremendous opportunity. I’m extremely grateful for everything and I wish them best of luck in the future.
- 200 free – 1:40.96
- 500 free – 4:20.08
- 1000 free – 8:56.47
- 1650 free – 14:49.00
Gallant finished fifth at the 2020 Big Ten Championships in the 1650 free (15:00.07) and was a B-finalist in the 500 free. His lifetime bests in the 500 free, mile and 1000 free (from his mile best split) all came from the 2019 Tennessee Invitational, the mid-season invite that IU attended last year.
In long course, Gallant has Olympic Trials cuts in the 400 free (3:54.90), 800 free (8:04.27) and 1500 free (15:33.92). All of those times were done at the 2019 U.S. Summer Nationals, where he touched 16th in the mile and 19th in the 800 free.
Karl, who is Czech-born but came to Indiana from Hamilton Aquatics in Dubai, has competed with Indiana for two seasons. He doesn’t yet have plans for returning to the NCAA with a new program, but he says he’s working to get back to a college and college team as soon as he finds the right option for him.
I’m making this decision because I’ve realized [Indiana] is not the right place for me. That being said, I have never met such a passionate group of coaches. Ray, Cory and John have been nothing but supportive. I am so grateful for them being able to coach me even if it was for a short period of time. Right now I am looking for a school that is the right fit for me and where I think I can achieve my Olympic dream, and I will not rush that process.
- 50 free – 20.71
- 100 free – 44.05
- 200 free – 1:35.41
- 500 free – 4:21.18
- 200 fly – 1:46.88
Karl competed at the 2019 and 2020 Big Ten Championships for the Hoosiers. In 2019, he scored in the 200 free and 500 free B-finals and the 200 fly C-final, hitting lifetime bests in the 200 free and 200 fly. He made the 200 free B-final again in 2020, placing a career-high 11th place, while he was a C-finalist in the 500 free and didn’t score in the 200 fly.
The Hoosiers still return junior Mikey Calvillo (4:15.9/14:46.2), their top distance swimmer last year. They also expect to have Michael Brinegar back from his Olympic gap year; Brinegar was the 2019 NCAA 1650 free runner-up.