Andreas Rintel, a senior at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, has committed to swim at Niagara University beginning in 2015-16.
Rintel competed for Oxbridge Academy at the 2014 FHSAA Class 1A Championships last month. He qualified in both the 200 IM and 100 breast, although a false start in the latter during prelims kept him out of finals. He ended up placing 12th in the 200 IM (1:56.57) and anchored Oxbridge’s 400 free relay (48.47).
Rintel also swims for Oxbridge Aquatic Club. His top times are:
200y IM: 1:54.72 200m IM: 2:15.40
400y IM: 4:12.69 400m IM: 4:48.81
50y breast: 28.04 50m breast: 31.52
100y breast: 1:00.40 100m breast: 1:09.14
200y breast: 2:12.59 200m breast: 2:32.79
Rintel will add strength to the Purple Eagles’ breast/IM group. His 200 IM would have been right on the A/B-final bubble at 2014 MAAC Championships, an event where Niagara could have used a few more points. His 400 IM and 200 breast would have been B-final-worthy. Since Niagara’s only 2014 breaststroke scorers have graduated, this is an area the Purple Eagles needed to address. Rintel will join current freshman Edgar Melchor, who should prove to be an excellent training partner.