Miami Secures Commitment From Kazakhstan National Teamer Korlan Amirkhanova

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 Korlan Amirkhanova, a senior at the Associated School of UNESCO “BEST” and a member of the Kazakhstan National Team, has announced that she will swim for the Hurricanes of the University of Miami in the fall of 2020. Primarily a sprint freestyler, Amirkhanova is within striking distance of making the Hurricanes’ sprint freestyle relays at the conference level; the slowest split on the 200 freestyle relay was rolling 23.04 and on the 400 freestyle relay was a flat 50.44.

“I chose this school because it felt like the perfect fit and I could
see myself here in the following years of my life. I cannot wait to join the Hurricane family and am excited to be a part of such a great team.”

At the Belarus Cup Open, Amirkhanova took 5th place in the 100 LCM freestyle (58.96) and took 10th in the 50 LCM freestyle (27.57), but dropped .46 seconds in a time trial later that day.

Event LCM SCM Converted to SCY via SwimSwam Time Converter
50 free 27.11 26.52 23.70
100 free 58.96 57.52 51.67
200 free 2:16.25 2:07.58 1:54.93

Miami continues to build a very international roster – their 2019-2020 team had 7 internationals among 20 women, though none from Asia as Amirkhanova is.

Amirkhanova’s times in short course meters are, arguably, better than her times in long course meters, which may imply that her turns and underwaters may be ready for American college swimming right away. She will join middle-distance freestyler Savannah Barr as the committed members of the Hurricanes class of 2024.

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