Evansville Swim & Dive Provides 14 In 2023 Recruiting Class


Courtesy: Evansville Athletics

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – College of Evansville swimming and diving coach Stuart Wilson introduced the addition of 14 newcomers to the Purple Aces’ swimming and diving roster on Thursday, with eight males and 6 ladies becoming a member of the squad this upcoming season.

“I’m actually excited to be including these 14 people to our program this yr,” mentioned Wilson.  “We misplaced a really gifted senior group this previous season, however these 14 people will assist us fill a few of these departures this yr.  They’re all sturdy, each within the pool and within the classroom, and I feel that they are going to be nice matches with our returning student-athletes.  I’m excited to start working with them when the brand new college yr begins.”

Under are temporary bios on every of the 14 newcomers, beginning with the six newcomers on the ladies’s facet and concluding with the eight newcomers on the boys’s staff, all in alphabetical order based mostly off final title:


Evelyn Chin
Butterfly and Dash Freestyle Swimmer from Beijing, China (Worldwide College of Beijing)

At the moment swims for LJ Swimming Membership and the Worldwide College of Beijing in China.  Set personal-best marks in each the 100 SCM (Quick-Course Meters) and 100 LCM (Lengthy-Course Meters) Butterfly occasions this yr with instances of 1:02.81 (SCM) and 1:06.36 (LCM).

Coach Wilson on Evelyn:  “Evelyn goes to be a terrific addition to our fly group.  Evelyn has quite a lot of upside potential, as her underwater kick could be very sturdy.  I feel that she’s going to slot in properly with the staff.”

Luana Carrotta
Backstroke and Mid-Distance Freestyle Swimmer from Italy

Backstroke and freestyle swimmer with personal-best instances of 58.57 within the 100-Yard Backstroke and a couple of:03.46 within the 200-Yard Backstroke, which might each problem for spots on UE’s all-time high ten chart at present.

Coach Wilson on Luana:  “Luana is coming from Italy, and can be a part of fellow newcomer Rebecca Lago and present swimmer Sveva Brugnoli as squad members from Italy.  I actually suppose that Luana goes to assist us within the backstroke occasions, and I can see her getting stronger for us within the dash occasions as properly throughout her time at UE.”

Hannah Krings
Distance Freestyle Swimmer from Madison, Alabama (Westminster Christian Academy)

A 3-time state finalist within the 500-Yard Freestyle at Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville, Alabama.  Additionally competes for the Madison Swimming Affiliation, and has posted personal-best marks of 5:15.91 within the 500 Free and 10:51.34 within the 1,000-Free.

Coach Wilson on Hannah:  “Hannah goes to assist us within the distance occasions.  I feel that she has quite a lot of untapped potential, and I feel she’s going to see huge enhancements in her distance occasions at UE, as she hasn’t actually scratched the floor relating to distance coaching.  She might be a terrific addition to the staff, and she or he is a staff participant.”

Rebecca Lago
Dash Freestyle and Backstroke Swimmer from Italy

A powerful dash freestyle swimmer from Italy, who has posted a personal-best short-course meter time of 58.70 within the 100-Meter Freestyle, which might convert to a time that will rank in UE’s profession high ten instances.

Coach Wilson on Rebecca:  “Rebecca is becoming a member of Luana and Sveva as Italians on our ladies’s swimming staff.  She goes to assist us in each the dash and backstroke occasions.  I feel that she might be a terrific addition to the staff.”

Rafaela Makariewicz
Breaststroke Swimmer from Porto Alegre, Brazil (Colegio Monteiro Lobato)

A Brazilian medalist and south Brazilian report holder within the breaststroke occasions.  Competes for the membership staff Grêmio Náutico União in Brazil, and owns personal-best marks of 1:04.14 within the 100-Yard Breaststroke and a couple of:23.29 within the 200-Yard Breaststroke, which might each rank in UE’s all-time high ten.

Coach Wilson on Rafaela:  “Rafaela goes to make an affect within the breaststroke occasions for us.  She could be very sturdy and fast.  I’m trying ahead to utilizing her in different occasions as properly, as she can assist the dash freestyle group.”

Ane Madina Garate
Backstroke and Dash Freestyle Swimmer from Onati, Spain (Elkar Hezi Ikastetxea)

A Spanish Championship finalist in each the 50-Meter Freestyle and 100-Meter Backstroke occasions this yr, competing for the Aloña Mendi Okay.E membership staff.  Has posted personal-best instances of 57.87 within the 100-Yard Backstroke, and a couple of:08.40 within the 200-Yard Backstroke, which might each problem for spots on UE’s all-time high ten checklist.

Coach Wilson on Ane:  “Ane is one other one that I feel will assist us within the backstroke occasions this yr.  She is going to slot in properly with the staff, as her character and angle could be very optimistic.  I can see her making a right away affect on our staff.”


Joseph Capo
Freestyle Swimmer from Luling, Louisiana (Jesuit Excessive College)

The Louisiana state champion within the 500-Yard Freestyle, who’s ranked 392nd on Swimcloud.com’s High 1,000 recruiting rankings.  Rated because the third-best swimmer in Louisiana by Swimcloud.com, and owns personal-best marks in each the 500-Yard Freestyle (4:34.19) and 1,000-Yard Freestyle (9:23.09) which might problem UE’s college report instances at present.

Coach Wilson on Joseph:  “Joseph goes to assist the gap group tremendously.  Having each Jackson (Caudill) and Joseph collectively might be a powerful combo within the Mid-American Convention.”

Omar Hassan
IM and Breaststroke Swimmer from Doha, Qatar

Claimed the silver medal within the 200-Meter IM on the 2021 Arab Championships and is ranked 758th on the planet in Swimcloud.com’s Recruiting Rankings.  At the moment has long-course meter instances of two:08.59 within the 200 IM and 4:36.48 within the 400 IM, which might convert to instances that will rank in UE’s profession high ten quickest instances.

Coach Wilson on Omar:  “Omar and Yousef are twins.  Omar might be a giant assist in the IM occasions, and one other addition to our breaststroke group.  I can see him bettering in a giant method in our program.”

Yousef Hassan
Backstroke Swimmer from Doha, Qatar

Gold-medal winner within the 200-Meter Backstroke on the 2022 GCC Video games in Kuwait, which options athletes from the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).

Coach Wilson on Yousef:  “Yousef will add extra depth to the backstroke group of our staff.  The potential for him is there, as he has quite a lot of upside, and may slot in properly with the staff.”

Adam Pawlak
Butterfly and Mid-Distance Freestyle Swimmer from Fort Thomas, Kentucky (Highlands Excessive College)

An all-region performer in Kentucky who completed within the high 25 in Kentucky in each the 100-Yard Butterfly and 200-Yard Freestyle this previous yr.  Competes for the Cincinnati Marlins membership program, and part of the Marlins’ first-place 200-Yard Freestyle Relay staff on the 2022 ISCA meet in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Coach Wilson on Adam:  “Adam comes from a powerful program within the Cincinnati Marlins.  He’ll assist the staff within the butterfly occasions, teaming with our high flyer, Daniel Santos Lopez.  He additionally involves UE with a really sturdy tutorial background.”

Joao Guilherme Pereira
IM and Breaststroke Swimmer from Curitiba, Brazil

A gifted swimmer from Brazil, who owns personal-best marks in each the 200 (1:51.98) and 400 IM (4:04.32) and 100 (57.36) and 200 Breaststroke (2:02.64) occasions which might rank amongst UE’s profession high ten all-time.

Coach Wilson on Joao:  “Joao might be part of a powerful breaststroke group right here at UE.  His IM occasions can even assist us in twin meets and on the MAC Championship.  I can see him taking off in his first yr right here at UE.”

Michael Pruett
Dash Freestyle Swimmer from Nolensville, Tennessee (Nolensville Excessive College)

An NISCA Educational All-America Group choice, who has certified for the Nationwide Futures meet.  Positioned seventh within the state of Tennessee within the 100-Yard Freestyle with a time of 46.26 this yr, whereas additionally rating thirteenth within the state within the 50 Free.  Swims for the Excel Aquatics Membership Group in Tennessee.

Coach Wilson on Michael:  “Even with the success that he has had up to now, Michael continues to be uncooked popping out of highschool.   He’s already exhibiting huge enhancements in his dash occasions for the reason that fall.  I’m trying ahead to seeing him make an affect for us within the dash occasions at UE.”

Boris Tavrovsky
Backstroke Swimmer from Jerusalem, Israel

One of many high backstroke swimmers in Israel, who owns instances which covert to short-course yard instances of 49.92 within the 100 Again and 1:45.90 within the 200 Again.  Each of these marks would problem for spots on UE’s profession high ten, along with his 200 Again time being higher than UE’s present college report.  Additionally may contend for UE’s college report within the 50-Yard Freestyle as properly.

Coach Wilson on Boris:  “Boris goes to make quite a lot of contributions within the backstroke occasions for us.  He additionally has the velocity within the quick freestyle occasions which can add depth to our dash group.  I’m excited to have him on our staff.”

Brendan Ulewicz
Dash Freestyle and Butterfly Swimmer from Evansville, Indiana (North Excessive College)

Competes for the Larger Evansville Aquatic Group, and has earned the Kiwanis Award and Most Improved Award throughout his time swimming.

Coach Wilson on Brendan:  “It’s all the time good to get an area swimmer to swim at UE.  Brendan has proven quite a lot of enhancements within the final yr.  I can see Branden thrive in our program, since he hasn’t achieved a lot weight coaching in highschool.”


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