Anton Lobanov Credits Christmas Training For 100 Breast 51.63 (Video Interview)

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Shortly after moving to sixth all time in the 100 breast at the NCAA Division II Championships, Nova Southeastern’s Anton Lobanov talked with Swimming World‘s Katy Sonksen.

Lobanov gives a lot of credit to Christmas training this year for his drastic improvement in the 100 breast.

Lobanov also talks about the differences between training for the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.

Original Report on 100 breast

Nova Southeastern’s Anton Lobanov threw down an epic time of 51.63 at the NCAA Division II Championships to move to sixth all time in the event’s history.


Lobanov’s time not only crushed the NCAA D2 record of 52.43 set by Tampa’s Aleksander Hetland back in 2009, it also tied Lobanov with Nolan Koon for sixth ever in the event.

Wayne State’s Piotr Jachowicz took second in 52.74 with Queens’ Nic Erksson snaring third overall in 52.85.

Queens took a slight 256.5-255.5 lead over Drury following the amazing event.

All Time 100 Breast

Rank Name Time
1 Kevin Cordes 50.04
2 Damir Dugonjic 50.86
3 Cody Miller 51.14
4 Nic Fink 51.25
5 Mike Alexandrov 51.35
6 Nolan Koon 51.63
6 Anton Lobanov 51.63
8 Sam Tierney 51.64
9 Brendan McHugh 51.68
10 Kevin Steel 51.69
  1 Lobanov, Anton         FR Nova S'eastern      53.02      51.63R  20  
    r:+0.72  24.34        51.63 (27.29)
  2 Jachowicz, Piotr       SR Wayne State         53.27      52.74   17  
    r:+0.83  24.48        52.74 (28.26)
  3 Eriksson, Nic          SR Queens (NC)         53.82      52.85   16  
    r:+0.67  24.87        52.85 (27.98)


  1. Will Ko

    JongWhee Jeon that time tho

  2. Robert Bauchwitz

    “Be close in practice what you will do in a race” he said.