Italian Sprinter Semuedè Andreis Verbally Commits to Ohio State

Italian sprinter Semuedè (“Sem”) Andreis has verbally committed to The Ohio State University’s class of 2022.

“I decide to commit to Ohio state University because I think it will be a good opportunity for my future and to stay closer to my american family and friends.”  [sic]

Andreis came to the United States in 2016 as an exchange student in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He attended New Philadelphia High School and competed for the high school team. He set a pair of records at the 2017 Central, East, & Southeast District Division II Swimming & Diving Championships, winning the 50 free in 20.40 and the 100 free in 45.72. He then went on to the 2017 OHSAA Division II Swimming & Diving State Tournament and won state titles in the 50 with 20.16 and the 100 with 44.49. Nicknamed by his teammates “The Italian Stallion,” Andreis became the first state champion for New Philadelphia since the Quakers won the 1940 boys state basketball championship.

Over the summer, the 6’8” sprinter competed for his club team in Italy, Circolo Nuoto UISP di Bologna. He went best times in the LCM 50/100 free and 50 fly.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.16
  • 100 free – 44.49

Top LCM times (coverted to SCY):

  • 50 free – 23.60 (20.54)
  • 100 free – 55.63 (48.67)
  • 50 fly – 24.75 (21.66)
  • 100 free relay split – 53.50 (46.75)

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3 years ago

Lol that 100 long course free, does tbisbgoy have sick underwaters but terrible surface work?

3 years ago

The Italian Swimming Federation website says that he went 54.35 in the 100 LCM free in July 2017.

Reply to  luigi
3 years ago

I feel like if you go a 23 for a 50 long course you should be at least a 51

Reply to  Uberfan
3 years ago

Unless you are Michael Andrew or somebody else with zero endurance

Reply to  Luigi
3 years ago

Michael Andrew goes 21.7 and 49.9 soooo….

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 years ago

… so he is relatively slow on his way back, although not as much as S. Andreis. Most 21” guys go 48 if not 47.

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