Michigan Swimming and Diving Welcomes Three Transfers For 2018-19 Season

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan swimming and diving head coach Mike Bottom announced on Monday (July 2) the additions of transfers Dylan Boyd (Sydney, Australia/Arizona State University), Spencer Carl (Holland, Mich./University of Louisville) and Leo Zabudkin (Frankfurt, Germany/Wingate University) to the team’s roster for the 2018-19 season.

“We’re very excited to add these three men to our program,” said Bottom. “All three swimmers are versatile, have high-level competitive experiences and add depth to our team. What’s most exciting is they all have a drive to get better for themselves and to score points for Michigan.”

Dylan Boyd

Freestyle | Sydney, Australia (Arizona State)

In his one year in Tempe, Boyd was an All-America Honorable Mention, swimming the anchor leg of Arizona State’s 800-yard freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships. At the Pac-12 Championships, Boyd was 14th in the 500-yard freestyle, 19th in the 200-yard freestyle and 20th in the 200-yard butterfly. He primarily trains mid-distance freestyle and butterfly.

Originally from Australia, Boyd attended Lake Forest (Illinois) High School in 2016 and was the Illinois High School State champion in the 200-yard freestyle. He then moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he attended Ravenscroft High School and trained with the YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team.

Boyd will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Top Times (SCY): 200 FR (1:36.57), 500 FR (4:21.11), 200 FL (1:46.55)

Spencer Carl

Butterfly/Freestyle | Holland, Mich. (Louisville/West Ottawa)

A native of western Michigan, Carl comes to Michigan after spending his freshman season at Louisville. He swam in four dual meets and in last December’s USA Swimming Winter Nationals for the Cardinals. As a senior at West Ottawa High School, Carl won the MHSAA D-I state title in both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. In long-course, he was a Speedo Junior Nationals qualifier, making the final in both the 100-meter butterfly (sixth) and 200-meter butterfly (seventh) in 2016.

Carl will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Top Times (SCY): 200 FR (1:36.31), 500 FR (4:26.89), 100 FL (47.61), 200 FL (1:44.10)

Leo Zabudkin

Breaststroke | Frankfurt, Germany (Wingate)

Zabudkin transfers to Michigan after spending two years at Wingate University. He is a two-time NCAA D-II Championships qualifier, earning All-America Honorable Mentions in the 200-yard breaststroke and on Wingate’s 200-yard medley relay as a freshman in 2017. He finished 17th in the 200-yard breaststroke at this past spring’s NCAA D-II Championships.

Zabudkin will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Top Times (SCY): 100 BR (55.54), 200 BR (1:58.76)

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2 Comments

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  1. avatar
    Hmmm.....

    of course one of them was from Arizona State….

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