Wolverines Add Seth Kyriakidis and Nathan Stovern to Class of 2021

University of Michigan head swimming and diving coach Mike Bottom announced the addition of swimmers Seth Kyriakidis and Nathan Stovern to the team’s 2017-18 recruiting class. “We’re excited to add both of these guys to our program,” said Bottom. “Seth is an up-and-comer and has dropped a lot of time in the last year, and Nathan is a hard-working freestyler with a lot of untapped potential.”

Seth Kyriakidis

Kyriakidis is a senior at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. He focuses primarily on butterfly and breaststroke, and is a seven-time Tennessee State Championships finalist, finishing third in both the 100 fly and 100 breast in 2017. He also swims for Ensworth Aquatics and was a finalist in both the 200-yard butterfly (third) and 100-yard butterfly (fourth) at the 2017 Speedo Greensboro Sectionals.

His top SCY times, which are all from this season, are as follows:

  • 50 fly – 22.34
  • 100 fly – 48.64
  • 200 fly – 1:48.69
  • 50 breast – 26.48
  • 100 breast – 56.78
  • 200 breast – 2:07.54
  • 200 IM – 1:52.82

Nathan Stovern

Stovern hails from Tampa, Florida and swims for the Berkeley Barracudas and Berkeley Preparatory School. He was a two-time finalist at the 2016 Florida 1A State Championships, taking fourth in both the 100 free and 200 free. He also swam a leg on Berkeley Prep’s third-place 200 freestyle relay.

His best SCY events are:

  • 200 free – 1:39.85
  • 100 free – 46.01
  • 50 free – 21.39
  • 500 free – 4:47.82

Kyriakidis and Stovern join a previously-announced five-man class: diver Ross Todd (Happy Valley, Australia) and swimmers Luiz Borges (São Paulo, Brazil), William Roberts (Annapolis, Md.), Ricardo Vargas (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and graduate transfer James Peek (Forest Row, England/Duke).

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Nancy Chim
6 years ago

Seth is filled with untapped potential. Incrediable underwaters. Should be fun to watch him get some good training under his belt. Expect nothing less than a 46 from him next year in the 100 fly

Johnothan P
Reply to  Nancy Chim
6 years ago

They should be able to take back the BIG’s crown next year.

Reply to  Johnothan P
6 years ago

Not with the class IU has coming in, plus a coach who happens to be the best in the world in the staff coming in.

6 years ago

Seth actually goes to the Lerning LAb in Nashville.

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