Position
Distance Freestyle
Height
6'1
Class
Junior
Hometown
Rijeka, Croatia
High School
Prirodoslovna skola Vladimira Preloga

JUNIOR SEASON (2018-19)
To begin the year, took the silver against UCONN an Navy in the 1000-Yard Freestyle with a time of 9:32.07 and finished fifth in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 4:38.03 … Two fourth place finishes against Florida in the 500 and 1000-Yard Freestyle with times of 4:36.65 and 9:35.40 … Swam the 1000-Yard Freestyle in 9:43.45 against Kentucky to finish fifth and the 500-Yard Freestyle in 4:48.30 to finish sixth … Won both the 500 and 1000-Yard Freestyle against Loyola and SMU with times of 4:36.59 and 9:33.52.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18)
Did not swim the entire 2017-2018 season due to injury.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
Compiled his first individual win in the 500 free at the FGCU Classic … Garnered first overall in the 1000 free against Auburn to post the fourth-fastest time in school history in the event … Also grabbed first in the 500 free against the Tigers … Claimed first in both the mile and 500 free at the Art Adamson Invite to post the second fastest times in school history in both of the events … Picked up seventh place in the ‘A’ finals of 200 free at the Art Adamson Invite … Also claimed first in the mile at Art Adamson to post the second fastest time in school history in the event … Garnered first in the mile and 500 free against Alabama … Placed first in the 1000 and 500 free against Texas A&M … Took 36th overall in the 500 free, 26th in the 400 IM, and 29th in the mile at the SEC Championships.

PRIOR TO LSU
A national champion in the 400, 800 and 1500 free and 400 IM … Holds national records in the 400, 800 and 1500 free and a junior national record in the 400 IM in long course, as well as national records in the 800 and 1500 free in short course … Placed 8th in the 800 free at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing … Swam for the club team Medveščak, Zagreb until September 2014 and then swam for club Primorje, Rijeka … Coached by Vlado Petković.

PERSONAL
Majoring in chemistry.

Saemundsson’s Top Times
200 free- 1:39.00 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
500 free- 4:20.81 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
1000 free- 9:13.74 2016 LSU vs. Auburn
1650 free- 15:05.24 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
400 IM- 3:52.66 2017 SEC Championships

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