Slovak NR-Holder Barbora Mikuskova to Join FGCU in January

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Slovak sprinter Barbora Mikuskova has verbally committed to Florida Gulf Coast. She told SwimSwam today that she plans on joining the program mid-year, in January.

I am interested in Florida Gulf Coast University because it is a very good opportunity for improving both my knowledge and swimming skills.


  • 50 free – 26.56 / 23.20
  • 100 free – 56.94 / 49.85
  • 200 free – 2:06.01 / 1:50.63

Mikuskova has been part of two Slovak national record-setting relays in SCM. Both performances were at the 2018 World SC Championships; she split 55.39 anchoring their 400 medley relay and was 56.28 leading off their 400 free relay. She’s represented Slovakia internationally at Euro Juniors and World Juniors, in addition to SC Worlds.

FGCU was led by Wiktoria Czarnecka in sprint free last season, who won the 50 free CCSA conference title and touched third in the 100 free. Czarnecka has been 22.40/49.36 while at FGCU, and the rising junior will have two years of overlap with Mikuskova, who brings in converted bests similar to Czarnecka’s.

Mikuskova’s converted times would’ve ranked her the #2 FGCU swimmer in the 50/100/200 free last season, so her addition will have a sizable impact.

FGCU just picked up another Slovak NR-holder, IMer Sara Niepelova, who is transferring in from the now-cut East Carolina program.

Mikuskova will join Niepelova and freshmen Emily Merton and Sophia Macaisa next season.

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Another ECU commit 🙁 #saveecuswimanddive

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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