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Kristian Gkolomeev
Kristian Gkolomeev

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Athens, Greece

High School:
Heraklion-Crete

Height:
6-6

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
HS



06/06/2014

Swimming and Diving Team Named

The award went to a Crimson Tide men's squad that smashed 12 school records, including all five relay marks in 2014

04/16/2014

Swimming and Diving Celebrates Record Smashing Season

04/11/2014

Swimming and Diving Recognizes Outstanding 2013-14 Season with Year-End Banquet

In his second year at the helm at Alabama, head coach Dennis Pursley continued his turnaround of the program as the Tide had both an SEC Champion and NCAA Champion for the first time since 2007

04/08/2014

Eight Swimmers and Divers Earn All-American Honors in 2014

The six men who earned honors are the most since the 2007 squad produced six All-Americans while this season also marked the first time in four years that the Tide women have produced multiple All-American honorees

03/29/2014

Swimming and Diving Takes 12th at the Men's NCAA Championships

It was Alabama's first top-20 finish at the NCAA Championships since 2007 and the highest finish since 2003 when the Crimson Tide also finished 12th

ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS:
2014 - Freshman:
At the NCAA Championships:Won the NCAA 50 Freestyle Championship in his first NCAA Championship appearance with a school record 18.95 ... first UA swimmer under 19 seconds in the 50 freestyle.


At the 2014 SEC Championships: Posted a fourth-place finish at the SEC Championships in the 50 freestyle while setting the Alabama school record in a time of 19.23 ... finished seventh at the SEC Championships in the 100 freestyle ... led off the 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships in a career-best time of 42.78 which ranks third all-time at Alabama ... scored in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a time of 47.77 to rank seventh all-time at Alabama ... led off the school-record breaking 200 and 400 freestyle relays at the SEC Championships.

Regular Season: Joined the Tide for the spring semester and went undefeated in three 50 freestyle races ... won his lone attempt in the 100 freestyle against Georgia.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:
Competed for Greece in the 2012 Olympic Games in London where he placed 31st in the 100-meter freestyle ... placed 24th in the 50-meter freestyle at the 15th FINA World Championships with a time of 22.62, making him the second youngest swimmer to finish in the top 25 of the event.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Full name: Kristian Gkolomeev ... son of Tsvetan and Kristina Gkolomeev ... brothers, Nikola and Ivan ... pre-major studies ... born July 4, 1993.


TOP TIMES:
50 freestyle 18.95 SR
100 freestyle 42.47
100 butterfly 47.77