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Jim Kostowicz
  • Two-Time All-American
  • Freestyle
  • Senior
  • Longwood, Fla. (Lake Mary)
  • Club Coach: Mike Curley
Collegiate Best
50y Free 19.88 (SECs, 2001)
100y Free 44.62p (SECs, 2001)

UF All-Time Lists: Member of 200 free relay that ranks second (1:19.03). National/

International Competition: Came in 10th in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 23.17...Placed second in the 50-meter freestyle finals with a time of 23.47 at the 2000 U.S. Open.

2000-2001: Part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that placed 7th (1:18.70) at the 2001 NCAA Championships...Part of the second place 200-yard free relay team (1:18.62) while individually placing ninth in the 50-yard free at the 2001 SEC Championships...helped lead his 400-yard medley relay team to a third place finish against Tennessee with a time of 3:20.27...won the 50-yard freestyle at Miami...was second in the 100-yard freestyle at Florida Atlantic/Indian River tri-meet...won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.00 seconds at TCU...was on the first place 200-yard freestyle relay team at the Auburn/Arizona State tri-meet...finished third in the 50-yard freestyle(20.99) at Auburn...placed second in the 50-yard freestyle at Florida State with a time of 21.20...won the 50-yard freestyle versus Michigan with a time of 21.33 and finished sixth in the 100-yard free, touching the wall in 47.54...finished seventh in the 50-yard freestyle (21.46) and ninth in the 100-yard free (47.55) at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza...swam in both relays at Extravaganza, finishing sixth with the 400-yard medley relay and seventh with the 400 free relay...was a member of the 400 free relay team that finished first at Alabama with a time of 3:09.05...finished third in 50-yard freestyle (21.60) and fifth in 100-yard free (48.24) at the same meet.

1999-2000: At NCAA Championships, earned All-America honors as part of the 200m freestyle relay team that placed eighth with a time of 1:28.53...placed 34th in 50m freestyle with time of 22.57...qualified for NCAAs in 50 free at Auburn Last Chance Meet, timing 20.31...consistent member of 200-yard free relay team...placed first in 50 free against Florida State and Alabama...also took first in 100 free against Florida Atlantic.

Prior to Florida: Transfer from Ohio State...placed seventh in 50 free at 1999 Big Ten Championships with time of 20.37.

High School: 1998 graduate of Lake Mary High School...two-time All-American at Lake Mary ...garnered all-state honors and first in state in 40 freestyle...co-captain of the squad and received team's MVP Award in senior season...three-time member of all-conference squad...set Florida 6A record in 50 freestyle...member of water polo team.

Club: Swims for the Highlander Club Team...is coached by Mike Curley.

Personal: Born James Michael Kostowicz on January 7, 1980 in Hudson, Wisc...son of Steve and Judy Kostowicz...enjoys surfing...pursuing a degree in civil engineering.


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