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2013 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Jack Blyzinskyj


Weston, Mass.

Four-time NCAA All-American

2015 Second Team All-SEC
2014 Second Team All-SEC


Top Times


50 Free: 20.34 (Last Chance Meet, March 9-11, 2015)

100 Free: 44.40 (Last Chance Meet, March 9-11, 2015)

100 Back: 45.78 (2015 NCAA Championships)

200 Back: 1:42.96 (2015 SEC Championships)

100 Fly: 46.23 (2015 SEC Championships)


50 Free: 24.37 (2013 Junior Nationals)

100 Free: 52.43 (2013 Junior Nationals)

200 Free: 1:51.67 (2013 NE SSA Senior Championships)

50 Back: 24.46 (2015 British National Time Trials)

100 Back: 55.47 (2015 British National Time Trials)

200 Back: 2:11.08 (2012 NE LCM Open Championships)

50 Fly: 24.40 (2014 Phillips 66 National Championships)

100 Fly: 53.76 (2015 British National Time Trials)


UF All-Time Rankings


100 Back: Second (45.61ps)

100 Fly: Sixth (46.23p)
200 Medley Relay: First (1:24.14)
400 Medley Relay: Fourth (3:05.09)



Competed in three events (50 Back, 100 Back, 100 Fly) at the 2015 British National Time Trials and recorded career-best times in each event… Participated in four events at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships and set four career-best times… Competed at the 2013 U.S. Open Championships in Irvine, Calif., where he posted a career-best time in the 100-meter backstroke.


At Florida:


NCAA Championships: Recorded three All-American honors that included one individual accolade and two as a member of two top-8 finishing relay teams… Was a member of the seventh-place 200-yard (1:24.16) and 400-yard medley relay teams (3:05.71)… UF’s times in those relays rank first and fourth in school history… Individually, Blyzinskyj earned honorable mention honors as he placed sixth in the B-Final of the 100-yard backstroke with a mark of 46.44 seconds… SEC Championships: Finished runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke (46.01), fifth in the 100-yard butterfly (46.23) and 12th in the 200-yard butterfly (1:42.96)… Was a member of the Gators second place 400-yard medley relay team that recorded a time of 3:05.09… Finished with seven individual wins and was part of three first-place relay teams during the dual meets and invitational competition… Honors: Three-time All-American Champion… Second Team All-SEC.


NCAA Championships: Placed 35th overall in the 200 back with a time of 1:43.10… SEC Championships: Named a second-team All-SEC performer, as he was a member of UF’s third-place 400-yard medley relay team (3:05.65)… In addition, finished fifth in the 100-yard backstroke consolation finals (46.48) and points for UF in the 200-yard backstroke (18th - 1:44.37) and 100-yard butterfly (18th - 46.89)… Earned two individual wins during the regular season and invitational competition… Honors: All-American… Second Team All-SEC.


Prior to Florida:

Trained under Joe Bernal with the Bernals Gator Swim Club… Coached in high school by Claude Valle… Full name is John Asher Blyzinskyj… Parents are John and Hazel… Enjoys surfing in his spare time.


Coach Troy on Jack:

“Jack had a tremendous freshman season, as his improvement was equal to or better than anyone in the country. Jack has a very bright future.”


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