June 1, 2010
PHOENIX – Arizona swimming signees Mitchell Friedemann and Margo Geer were selected as the top performers at the YMCA Nationals last month and are featured prominently in the June issue of SwimmingWorldMagazine. Friedemann, a freshman-to-be at UA, also bagged the highly-coveted cover honors.
Friedemann, from Schroeder, Wis., posted several top times at the YMCA Short Course Nationals in Ft. Lauderdale including winning the 100 fly in 48.66 and 100 free in 44.24. He also set a new YMCA record in the 50 free with a 20.33.
Geer, arguably the nation’s top female recruit who, along with Friedemann, is also heading to Arizona in the fall, set four YMCA national records last month in Ft. Lauderdale, winning the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 100 back all in record time. Geer out of Milford Center, Ohio is a five-star recruit and will look to contribute for UA immediately as a freshman in 2010-11.
To read more about Friedemann and Geer, check out SwimmingWorldMagazine’s June edition here.
--Several current UA swimmers and divers have remained in Tucson to train over the summer months. Currently in the long course season, the Wildcats have been getting ready for the Southwest Classic next weekend put on by the Tucson Ford Aquatics Dealers at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
--Later in June, a contingent of Wildcat swimmers will compete at the Santa Clara Grand Prix in Santa Clara, Calif. This meet is renowned as one of the fastest long course meets each season.
--The U.S. Nationals and Pan Pacific Games will both be hosted in Irvine, Calif., separated by three weeks. Former and current UA swimmers will take to the U.S. Nationals the first week in August in hopes of getting a bid to the Pan Pacific Games.