This Year’s Yuri Zimarev?

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    • #12878
      lirpa
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      I just checked the ECAC results:

      http://www.besmarttinc.com/

      Last year we had the mystery man Yury Zimarez from Old Westbury College make a splash and then disappear. This year there were two guys posting fast times from a school I had never heard of before:

      From CUNY Staten Island

      Pavel Buyanov
      50 free 22.03
      100 breast 55.67
      200 Breast 2:03.04

      Nikola Shevchenko
      100 fly 50.53
      200 fly 1:52.23
      200 im 1:56.17
      400 im 4:10.92

      They were the only 2 people from their team there that I noticed, no relays or anything. At the school’s website, I found a few interesting things. Check out their coach and roster, it has a pretty significant Russian presence.

      http://www.csidolphins.com/roster.asp?path=mswim

      I then went to the conference athletic website, under the “about us” section, I read this paragraph:

      http://www.cunyathletics.com/
      After years of hard work, perhaps the greatest achievement of CUNYAC took place as the 20th century came to a close. The conference was granted automatic qualification berths to the NCAA Championships in Men’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Softball. In addition to those AQ berths, CUNYAC has also secured the same opportunity for men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes beginning with the 2006 season, bringing to seven the number of CUNY teams that will make a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships.

      What does this mean? Are these the only sports they are allowed at NCAAs, or just a list of the automatic births? Do you think we will see these guys again? Will they be at NCAAs in Ohio? With those times the two of them could score nearly 40-50 points by themselves. Why not bring the rest of the squad to ECACs? They also have Old Westbury on their schedule, which I think brings it all back to Yuri!

      Anybody know what’s going on here?

    • #41871
      swimming2008
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      College of Staten Island is a legitimate swimming program, unlike SUNY Old Westbury. College of Staten Island is a New York City College (CUNY) and the tuition is very affordable for international students. They have a very nice swimming facility and it’s surprising the it took Oleg Soloviev so long to find some big time swimmers.

      CIS did compete in 2 relays (200 Free & 400 Medley), but the rest of their team is not very strong.

      Yury Zimarez has some serious academic problems.

    • #41872
      silentp
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      @swimming2008 wrote:

      College of Staten Island is a legitimate swimming program, unlike SUNY Old Westbury. College of Staten Island is a New York City College (CUNY) and the tuition is very affordable for international students. They have a very nice swimming facility and it’s surprising the it took Oleg Soloviev so long to find some big time swimmers.

      CIS did compete in 2 relays (200 Free & 400 Medley), but the rest of their team is not very strong.

      Yury Zimarez has some serious academic problems.

      Were the guys tapered? How fast are these guys (I saw the times, but am looking for subjective thoughts)? Could be interesting…

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      swimming2008
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      Don’t know how old they are, but let’s just say they looked like men among boys.

    • #41875
      swim_fast
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      Yuri Zimarev disappeared because he couldn’t pass classes. Don’t know how bright these 2 guys are but they were literally huge. Didn’t look like they belong in a meet like ECACs

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