Summer Juniors Qualifier Goran Cindric (2025) Verbally Commits to Alabama

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Goran Cindric announced his verbal commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Alabama beginning in the fall of 2025.

“I chose the University of Alabama because of how well I vibed with the team, the amazing support and expertise of the coaching staff, and the unparalleled swim facilities and resources. I felt it was the environment where I would be able to develop and thrive as a swimmer and as a student. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity and for all the support from my coaches, parents, and friends that helped me get here. Roll Tide!”

Cindric hails from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a rising senior at Cardinal Gibbons High School and he swims year-round with TAC Titans with coach Bruce Marchionda.

As a sophomore at the 2023 NCHSAA 4A State Championships, he placed 6th in the 100 breast with 56.25, setting the Gibbons school record. He also clocked a 25.56 on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay which came in 3rd (1:32.65). A few weeks later he hit a PB of 55.38 (Summer Juniors cut) at Cary Senior Sectionals.

In December 2023, Cindric updated his best times in the 50 free and 200 breast at TAC Blizzard Blitz. There, he won the 100 breast (56.09) and 200 breast (2:01.59) and also competed in prelims of the 50/100 free.

Best SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 55.38
  • 200 breast – 2:01.59
  • 200 IM – 1:54.94

Cindric will suit up for the Crimson Tide with class of 2029 commits Jonathan Hoole, Gabriel Tortola, and Kayden Hedrick in Tuscaloosa. Alabama’s top 2 breaststrokers, Trey Sheils (52.42) and Michael Deans (52.47) were seniors in 2023-24 but he will overlap with Ethan Otten (53.36) who was a sophomore.

Cindric told us that his younger brother, Alen Cindric, who is a rising high school sophomore,  “aspires to follow in my footsteps and swim in college as well.”

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1 month ago

Roll Tide🐘

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1 month ago

If a school pulled that hat out on my recruiting trip, I’d leave immediately

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