COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State swimming and diving team has a busy month ahead filled with competitions showcasing the Buckeyes on the national and international stage. Past, present and incoming Ohio State swimmers are set to compete in 10 events over the next six weeks, ready to earn medals, records and spots on national teams.
Check back here for recaps and photos from each event as the summer goes on. More information on all 10 competitions can be found below.
Rising sophomore Connor Isings and incoming freshman Ruslan Gaziev kick off the summer championships at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials held at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Isings, a native of Beaconsfield, Quebec, competes in the 100 L and 200 L breaststroke. Gaziev, from Toronto, Ontario, will appear in the 50 L, 100 L and 200 L freestyle, the 100 L backstroke, and the 100 L butterfly.
Rising junior Kathrin Demler and alumnae Aliena Schmidtke will compete in the German Swimming Championships held at the Schwimm-und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany.
Demler, from Bottrop, Germany, will compete in the 200 butterfly, 200 free and the 200 and 400 IM. Schmidtke, a native of Bad Segeberg, Germany, and a 2015 graduate will compete in the 50 and 100 fly.
USA Speedo Sectionals – July 19-22 – Cleveland, Ohio
A large contingent of Buckeyes will head to the USA Speedo Sectionals held at the Busbey Natatorium on the campus of Cleveland State in Cleveland, Ohio. Twenty-five swimmers from Ohio State will compete over the four-day competition.
Rising sophomore Kristen Romano will represent Puerto Rico at the Central American & Caribbean Games at the Aquatic Complex in Barranquilla, Colombia.
World Junior Diving Championships – July 23-29 – Kiev, Ukraine
Incoming freshman Jacob Fielding will be in Kiev, Ukraine, to compete in the World Junior Diving Championships.
A group of 17 swimmers, 11 from the men’s team and six from the women’s team, travel to Irvine, Calif., for the Philips 66 Nationals at the William Woollett Aquatics Center. The Buckeyes will compete for a spot on the USA National Teams for the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.
USA Junior National Championships – July 31-Aug. 4 – Irvine, Calif.
RJ Kondalski, a member of the upcoming freshman class, is set to swim at the USA Junior National Championships, also at the William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif.
European Championships – Aug. 2-12 – Glasgow, Scotland
Schmidtke will return to action after the German Swimming Championships by competing at the European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.
Asian Games – Aug. 19-24 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Matt Abeysinghe will represent Sri Lanka at the Asian Games held at the GBK Aquatic Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Brazilian SCM Championships – Aug. 24-28 – São Paulo, Brazil
Senior Henrique Painhas is set to compete at the Brazilian Short Course Meters Championships at the Esporte Clube Pinheiros in São Paulo, Brazil.