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Men's Swimming & Diving

Polonsky to Paris

Stanford's Ron Polonsky set a national record in the 200 individual medley.

STANFORD'S Ron Polonsky secured a berth in Paris by achieving an Olympic Qualifying Time on Saturday at the European Swimming Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. 

Polonsky recorded an Israeli record 1:57.01 in the 200-meter individual medley during the semifinals, surpassing the OQT of 1:57.94. On Sunday, Polonsky placed second in the final in 1:57.36.

Polonsky broke his own national record of 1:57.99, set at the 2022 World Championships.

This will be Polonsky’s second Olympic Games, having competed in Tokyo in 2021.

The week also featured the U.S. Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and the U.S. Diving Trials in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Of the 15 current and former Stanford athletes competing in the U.S. meets, Jack Ryan finished highest, teaming with Grayson Campbell to place third in the men’s synchronized 3-meter diving. Individually, Ryan was seventh in the 3-meter springboard and incoming freshman Misha Andriyuk was seventh in the men’s platform.

Alum Daniel Roy was fifth in the 200 breaststroke, in 2:09.44. Among current Cardinal, Josh Zuchowski and Henry McFadden each advanced to semifinals. Zuchowski was 12th overall in the 200 backstroke and McFadden was 14th overall in the 100 freestyle.


U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Saturday, June 15
100-meter breaststroke – Semifinals: 11, Daniel Roy 1:00.11. Heats: 13, Roy 1:00.57; 57, Daniel Li 1:02.29; Zhier Fan DQ. 
400 freestyle – Heats: 38, Henry McFadden 3:55.77.
Sunday, June 16
200 freestyle – Heats: 17, Henry McFadden 1:47.40; 47, Luke Maurer 1:50.55.
400 individual medley – Heats: 48, Rick Mihm 4:26.40.
100 backstroke – Heats: 32, Josh Zuchowski 55.36; 46, Aaron Sequeira 55.68. 
Monday, June 17
800 freestyle – Heats: 24, Henry Morrissey 8:05.67.
Tuesday, June 18
200 butterfly – Heats: 50, Gibson Holmes 2:02.07.
100 freestyle – Semifinals: 14, Henry McFadden 48.85. Heats: 11, McFadden 48.59; 26, Luke Maurer 49.23.
200 breaststroke – Semifinals: 5, Daniel Roy 2:09.65. Heats: 5, Roy 2:10.95; 44, Daniel Li 2:15.35.
Wednesday, June 19
200 backstroke – Semifinals: 12, Josh Zuchowski 1:59.59. Heats: 14, Zuchowski 1:59.31; 25, Gabe Machado 2:00.10; 43, Zhier Fan 2:01.92.
200 breaststroke – Final: 5, Daniel Roy 2:09.44.
Thursday, June 20
50 freestyle – Heats: 34, Ethan Harrington 22.65; 37, Avery Voss 22.67; 53, Luke Maurer 22.88.
200 individual medley – Heats: 24, Aaron Sequeira 2:01.17; 31, Rick Mihm 2:01.52; 
Friday, June 21
100 butterfly – Heats: 18, Aaron Sequeira 52.70. 
Saturday, June 22
1,500 free – Heats: 40, Henry Morrissey 15:47.11. 

U.S. Diving Championships
In Knoxville, Tenn.

Tuesday, June 18
Synchronized 3-meter – Final: 3, Jack Ryan (and Grayson Campbell) 795.61.
Thursday, June 20
Platform – Semifinals: 9, Misha Andriyuk 371.65. Prelims/Quarters: 12, Andriyuk 304.25.
Friday, June 21
3-meter – Semifinals: 5, Jack Ryan 413.00. Prelims/Quarters: 3, Ryan 417.25.
Saturday, June 22
Platform – Final: 7, Misha Andriyuk 763.35.
Sunday, June 23
3-meter – Final: 7, Jack Ryan 790.20.

European Swimming Championships
In Belgrade, Serbia

200 individual medley – Final: 2, Ron Polonsky (Israel) 1:57.36. Semifinals: 1, Polonsky 1:57.01 (national record). Heat 4: 3, Polonsky 1:59.57.
100 breaststroke – Heat 5: 2, Ron Polonsky (Israel) 1:00.07.