The Crimson Tide men upset the Auburn Tigers in their home pool, becoming the first squad other than the Tigers to win the 200 freestyle relay in a dozen years
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Summer: Finished seventh in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2014 European Championships with a time of 21.96 to set the school long course meters record ... also turned in a 16th place performance in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2014 European Championships with a time 49.49.
2014 - Freshman: Won the NCAA championship and earned All-American honors in 50 freestyle after lowering his own school-record with a time of 18.95 ... first Alabama swimmer to win the NCAA 50 freestyle title and the first to go under 19 seconds in the 50 ... earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 100 freestyle after a 13th place finish at the NCAA Championships while swimming a career-best time of 42.47 in the prelims to move into second all-time at Alabama ... All-American in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays after posting top-eight finishes in both at the NCAA Championships ... part of the Tide's 200 medley relay that set a school record at the NCAA Championships with a 1:24.47 ... posted a fourth place finish at the SEC Championships in the 50 freestyle while breaking the Alabama school record with a time of 19.23 ... finished seventh at the SEC Championships in the 100 freestyle ... scored in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 23rd place with a time of 47.77 to rank seventh all-time at Alabama ... part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays that posted school records at the SEC Championships, both shaving more than two and a half seconds off the previous marks ... Second Team All-SEC ... joined the Tide for the spring semester and went undefeated 50 freestyle during the regular season ... won his lone regular-season 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 50m 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 ... placed fourth in the 50m freestyle at the 2012 European Championships with a time of 22.22.
Personal Information: Full name: Kristian Gkolomeev ... son of Kristina and Tsvetan Gkolomeev ... brothers, Nikola and Ivan ... human performance exercise science major ... born July 4, 1993.
Top Times: 50 freestyle 18.95 SR 100 freestyle 42.47 100 butterfly 47.77