Juniors Qualifier Vidar Carlbaum Commits to Swim for Indiana in Fall of 2023


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Vidar Carlbaum of Hinsdale, Illinois, has dedicated to affix the Indiana College-Bloomington swim staff within the fall of 2023.

“I liked the staff ambiance and the coaches see plenty of potential in me,” Carlbaum informed SwimSwam. “I began swimming in December of 2021 as a solution to make new buddies once I moved to the US from Sweden. If I’ve the chance I need to signify my nation on a nationwide stage. That’s why I feel Indiana is a good match for me in the case of growth. “

Swimming for his faculty staff, Hinsdale Central Excessive Faculty, on the Illinois Excessive Faculty Affiliation (IHSA) Boys State Championships this previous February, Carlbaum helped lead his staff to the title. The meet, held on the FMC Natatorium in Westmont, noticed all three relay information damaged by the Hinsdale staff.

Carlbaum swam the backstroke leg within the medley relay, splitting a 22.88, with the staff touching in a 1:29.40. Within the 200 free relay he swam the second leg, clocking a cut up of 20.11. His final swim of the meet was within the 400 free relay the place he led off in a forty five.00, clocking the quickest flat begin within the subject. Individually, Carlbaum added a 3rd place within the 50 free to his three relay wins. His bronze medal profitable time was 20.51, after having swam in prelims at 20.43, which is his greatest time.

The pool in Westmont doesn’t simply maintain the very best instances in yards for Carlbaum although.  Representing Hinsdale Swim Membership on the TYR Professional Swim Sequence held in April of this yr, he swam a private greatest within the 50m free (23.48) and made it again to finals within the 50 again. He finally completed in 14th place touching in a brand new private better of 26.04.

Finest SCY Instances:

  • 50 Free – 20.43
  • 100 Free – 44.93
  • 50 Again – 22.51
  • 100 Again – 49.39

When Carlbaum arrives on campus this fall, he’ll be part of sturdy backstroke and sprint-free teams for the Indiana Hoosiers. On the 2023 Large Ten Championships, the Hoosiers positioned two swimmers into each the ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals of the 100 again. The staff additionally introduced again 5 swimmers within the 50 free, with two within the A-final and three within the B.

Carlbaum is closest to qualifying for finals within the 50 free, the place he’s simply .02 away from tying for twenty fourth. In each the 100 again and 100 free, he’s .5 away from qualifying for finals.

At NCAAs, the Indiana males completed in 4th, 5 factors behind Texas. The staff was led by senior Brendan Burns,  who set the pool file (43.61) on his solution to the 100-back crown. Burns will overlap with Carlbaum for one yr, as Burns just lately revealed he’ll use his final yr of eligibility and keep at Indiana.

Becoming a member of Carlbaum on the staff this yr is a big crop of newcomers together with #17 Toby Barnett, “Better of the Relaxation” recruit Elliot Weisel, William Raches, Lucas Byrd, Dylan Smiley, Max Cahill, Sean Sullivan, Honza Zika, Utkarsh Patil, Leo Pelaez, and Max Lestina.

Additionally becoming a member of this group is the now technically eligible Ahmed Hafnaoui.

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