The Auburn swim and dive program is adding three mid-year enrollees to its roster, head coach Ryan Wochomurka announced this week. The trio is expected to join the team immediately and compete for the Tigers this spring.
Anastasia Makarova of Russia will join the women’s team. Makarova, a breaststroke specialist, won three gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. In 2019, she won three silver medals at the World Junior Swimming Championships and set personal bests (LCM) in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
This fall, Makarova advanced to the final in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 2021 FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan.
The other two mid-year enrollees, Lewis Treggiden and Josh Cobia, will join the men’s team. Both swim freestyle and backstroke. Treggiden is another international enrollee who hails from Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, while Cobia is an in-state addition who originally committed to LSU. Cobia graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School last spring but waited until he was fully recovered from injury before signing.
The Auburn swimmers will make their 2022 debut on Saturday, Jan. 8 when they host Georgia Tech for a dual meet. The first event is scheduled for 10 a.m. CST.
The divers will be in action next week at the Tennessee Diving Invitational. The four-day meet features six events and will run from Monday to Thursday.
Hometown: Northport, Ala.
High School: Tuscaloosa County
Club Team: Crimson Tide Aquatics
Hometown: Pushkino, Russia
High School: Gymnasium No. 1
Hometown: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
High School: Marymount College
Club Team: Bond Swimming Club