LSU Gold
Position
Freestyle
Height
6'8
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Split, Croatia
High School
School of Design, Graphics, and Sustainable Construction
Experience
1L

Hribar’s Top Times
50-Free: 18.81 2024 NCAA Championships
100-Free: 41.96 2024 NCAA Championships
200-Free: 1:35.70 2024 SEC Championships

FRESHMAN SEASON (2023-24)
Invited to the 2024 NCAA Championships and competed in the 50-free (11th – 18.96; Prelims (18.81 – second-best in LSU history)), and 100-free (41.96 – second-best in LSU history)… Only sits behind U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Brooks Curry in the record books for the 50-free and 100-free… Was a member of the 200-medley relay (1:23.37) that achieved an A cut at SECs; it was the first relay A cut for the men since 2016… Opened up his freshman season in Utah by winning the 50-free with a time of 20.29 and second in the 100-free with a time of 45.36… In a tri-team meet with FSU and Alabama, won the 50-free with a time of 19.94; also placed second in the 100-free with a time of 44.03… At the Art Adamson Invite, won the 50-free (19.45), placed ninth in the 200-free (1:37.04), and second in the 100-free (42.97)… Against Texas A&M, he won the 50-free (19.64) and the 100-free (43.27)… At Tennessee, had two second-place finishes in the 50-free (19.39) and 100-free (43.11)… At the 2023 SEC Championships, placed seventh in the 50-free (19.01), 27th in the 200-free (1:35.70), and seventh in the 100-free (42.16)

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at the School of Design, Graphics, and Sustainable Construction in Split, Croatia… Was the junior vice-champion in the 100-free and earned third in the 50-free… Placed second in the 50-free at the European Junior Swimming Championships; also claimed second in the 100-free and third in the 50-free at the Junior World Swimming Championships

PERSONAL
The 6-8 freestyle specialist was born in Split, Croatia, on January 19, 2004… Planned major heading into his first year at LSU is finance… Has four siblings named Kate, Luce, Mare, and Sime; his parent’s names are Lovre and Ivana… An interesting fact: He can break an apple in two with his hands and despite his height, he doesn’t play basketball… He chose LSU because: “I have several reasons but the main reasons are that I will be surrounded by the best athletes in the world and knowing that I should improve a lot because of the incredible athletic culture I am surrounded by. The second main reason I get to work with Coach Bishop and the best assistant coaches in the sport. I spoke with them a lot of times and they seem to be really great people. Also they have coached Olympians and know their job very well. Outside of swimming, I will get a world-class education at LSU and I am excited for the new classes.”

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