Uzbekistan’s Aleksey Tarasenko, a junior on the College of Iowa, has introduced his switch to the College of Tennessee for the 2021-22 college 12 months.
“A couple of months in the past the College of Iowa determined to chop its Swim & Dive program after the 20/21 season. This choice was heartbreaking for each one among us and we nonetheless can’t consider that it’s occurring. Iowa has turn into a particular place for me, one which I name a second residence. I’m so grateful for my coaches and teammates, who’ve turn into like a household, and have made the final three years unbelievable.
“With all that being stated, as an athlete, I have to preserve transferring ahead in the direction of my desires. I’m excited to announce that I might be persevering with my educational and swimming profession on the College of Tennessee! Because of my household, mates, and teammates, who helped me all through this course of! Go Vols!”
Tarasenko would have been a junior this season at Iowa. He joined the Hawkeyes mid-year within the 2018-19 season and posted NCAA “B” cuts within the 50 free (19.83), 100 free (42.93), and 200 free (1:35.07) in his first collegiate season. He was a member of the NCAA auto-qualifying 4×100 free relay that broke the varsity file and positioned third at 2019 B1G Championships. He additionally contributed to the 800 free relay that completed sixth and broke the Iowa program file. In his second season, he led the group within the 50 free (19.63), 100 free (42.85), and 200 free (1:35.09). He scored in 7 occasions at 2020 B1Gs, together with the 800 free relay that lowered the varsity file. Tarasenko is leaving Iowa with all-time rankings of #2 within the 100 free and #three within the 50 free and 200 free.
In Uzbekistan, he holds 7 nationwide information, all set in 2017:
- LCM: males’s 4×100 free relay (50.42 cut up); males’s 4×200 free relay (1:52.60 leadoff cut up)
- SCM: 100 free (48.59); 200 free (1:46.51); males’s 4×50 free relay (22.56 leadoff cut up); 4×100 free relay (49.11 leadoff cut up); males’s 4×50 medley relay (30.21 breaststroke cut up)
High SCY occasions:
- 50 Free – 19.63
- 100 Free – 42.85
- 200 Free – 1:35.07
- 100 Again – 49.34
- 100 Fly – 50.05
The Vols completed sixth out of 10 groups on the 2020 SEC Championships. Tarasenko’s finest occasions would have landed him within the A closing of the 100 free, the B closing of the 50 free, and the C closing of the 200 free on the convention meet.