The Nova Southeastern swimming and diving program will send eight swimmers, one female and seven males, to the NCAA National Championship, held in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute from March 12-15.
Lauren Chapple (Jr., London, England) will represent the women’s team at nationals after being invited for the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:24.59. Chapple will have a busy weekend, competing in a total of four events. She was also invited to compete in the 200-yard IM, the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard butterfly. In addition, Emma Lawrenz (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) was selected as an alternate in the 100-yard freestyle race.
The men were led by Marco Aldabe (Fr., Alicante, Spain) who earned NSU’s only A cut time in the 400- IM with a time of 3:52.96. That time was less than a second off the fastest time in the nation in that event, posted by a fellow freshman in Lindenwood’s Felix Eigel. Aldabe was honored as a qualifier in the 200- IM, 100 and 200-yard backstroke. He has also qualified in the 400-yard freestyle relay event.
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