Men's Swimming

    Opell Stands Out at European Meet

    Go Hoosiers! Former Hoosier Aaron Opell was victorious in the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM at the Povoa de Varzim International Meet.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Former Hoosier Aaron Opell was victorious in the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 IM at the Povoa de Varzim International Meet.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 13, 2011

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Hoosier All-American Aaron Opell posted five stand-out performances at the Povoa de Varzim International Meet last week in Portugal.

    Opell toppled the listed meet record in the 400-meter individual medley with a winning time of 4:25.14. That was just one of four individual victories for Opell. The reigning Big Ten Champion in the 200-yard breaststroke, Opell was a winner in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:17.73. He also won the 100-meter breaststroke (1:03.95) and 50-meter breaststroke (29.29). In his fifth event he also took third in the 200-meter individual medley (2:05.94).

    Currently his time in the 400 IM ranks sixth in the world, while his time in the 50 breaststroke ranks 13th. He also has the 14th-fastest time in the world this year in the 200 IM, 15th in the 200 breaststroke and 21st in the 100 breaststroke.

     

     

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