Orlando, Florida native Polina Rukosuev has announced she plans to transfer to East Carolina University in the fall.
“i am super excited to share that i will be continuing my swimming & education at east carolina university!! extremely grateful for everyone who has supported me along this process. i’m also very appreciative of everything bama has done for me and will always be supporting u guys! i’m looking forward to this new opportunity & can’t wait to be apart of this amazing team/pirate nation!! ☠️💜”
Rukosuev graduated from Forest Lake Academy in Altamonte Springs in the spring of 2019. She swam under Alec Rukosuev at Fast Lane Aquatics and specialized in distance freestyle. She was a top-8 finisher at the 2018 USA Open Water Junior National Championships. She began at Alabama in the fall of 2019 and made the conference team as a freshman. She competed in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyles at the 2020 SEC Championships. She was also named to the 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Currently, Rukosuev swims for the Alabama club team. Her best SCY times include:
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This summer, Rukosuev notched lifetime bests in the LCM 50 free, 100 free, 50 back, 100 back, and 200 back, swimming attached to Saint Petersburg Aquatics.