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Israeli swimmer Gal Cohen Groumi has verbally dedicated to Michigan. The 18-year previous from Hod Hasharon in central Israel holds a number of age group information and nationwide junior information in his native nation, primarily within the butterfly, freestyle, and IM occasions.
Cohen Groumi was a member of Israel’s staff on the 2019 European Junior Swimming Championships the place he earned a bronze medal individually within the 200 IM (2:00.48) and in addition positioned sixth within the 100 fly (53.26). He likewise swam on all Three Israeli relays at that meet, every of which certified for finals however none of which medaled.
A 12 months earlier, in 2018, he was on the gold medal profitable European Junior Championships males’s 400 free relay.
What’s extra, he swam a leg of Israel’s prelims 800 free relay on the 2019 World Championships. He cut up 1:47.53 on the anchor, which was the quickest leg of the entire relay. Because of their 10th-place end in prelims, that relay has secured a spot to swim on the Tokyo Olympic Video games subsequent summer time.
Finest Occasions in LCM/SCM/SCY Transformed:
|400m free/500y free||3:57.58||3:53.13||4:26.19|
Cohen Groumi may have a direct factors affect for the defending Huge Ten Champion Michigan males. Whereas ‘weak spot’ is a relative time period, the largest holes in Michigan’s lineup final season had been within the butterfly and backstroke occasions. Cohen Groumi ought to be capable to instantly assist fill the hole left by graduating senior Miles Smachlo, who gained the Huge Ten title within the 100 fly and positioned 2nd within the 200 fly final season.
He’ll even have an opportunity to leap instantly on to Michigan’s 400 and 800 free relays, relying on how he progresses over the following 18 months.
Swimmers on this mould, butterfliers/freestylers, have been the recruiting focus of Michigan throughout the courses of 2020, 2021, and 2022, as a lot of their commitments throughout these courses have fallen into that skillset. Amongst these scheduled to reach within the fall of 2021, that features Parker Nolan. Additionally in a small class of 2021 for the Michigan males are breaststroker/IMer Cameron Luarde, distance freestyler Connor Hunt, and backstroker Jacque Wenger.
Cohen Groumi will be part of a legacy of Israeli swimmers who’ve gone on to coach on the College of Michigan. Chief amongst them is Alon Mandel, a 2008 Olympian who gained 7 CSCAA All-America honors and 5 Huge Ten occasion titles whereas coaching with the Wolverines.
Present Michigan sophomore Nadav Aaronson can be from Israel, just a few miles from Cohen Groumi.
Cohen Groumi’s uncle is Eran Groumi, who’s a former Israel Nationwide File holder and swam on the 1992 Olympic Video games in Barcelona.
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