AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11
Competed in three events at the PCSC Championships ... Helped the 100 free relay team to a 2nd place finish ... Took 4th place in the 50 free (21.09) and 5th place in the 100 free (46.57).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10
Earned All-American and all-conference honors for the second-straight season ... At the NCAA Division II National Championships in Canton, Ohio, helped UCSD's 400 free relay team to a second-place finish with a 45.32 split and then guided the squad's 200 free relay to third place after contributing a 20.84 split ... During the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships, he played a role in the first-place finish in the 400 free relay and second-place finish in the 200 free relay ... Ended the school year on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs from 3.00 to 3.299).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09
Received All-American accolades after competing at the NCAA Division II National Championships, where he was part of the foursome that took third in the 200 free relay event with a 1:20.90 mark after setting a new school record of 1:20.02 in the prelims ... Placed 11th in the 50 free event (21.14), 11th in the 200 free (1:44.63) and 14th in the 100 free (47.15) at the PCSC Championships ... Was part of the relay team that won the 200 free event with a 1:22.10 mark at PCSCs ... Finished the year on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs from 3.00 to 3.299).
A 2008 graduate of Acalanes High School in Lafayette ... A member of the winning 200 medley relay team at the 2007 CIF-NCS Championships ... A First Team All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League pick in 2007 and 2008 ... Team captain in 2008 ... Earned All-American honors in 2007 for the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay and in 2008 for the 50 free ... Achieved statistical bests of 21.51 in the 50 free and 47.95 in the 100 free ... Also played two years of water polo at AHS.
Born July 27, 1990 in Lafayette ... Parents are David Stromberg and Elizabeth Swerling ... Mother attended Cal while father went to Cornell ... Has three younger brothers named Jake, Aaron, and Zach ... Related to former UCSD rugby player Steve Swerling ... A psychology major in Marshall College ... Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots ... The Usual Suspects is his top watch on the big screen ... Could go bacon-only for the rest of his life.
2011 NCAA Division II National Championships
50 Free - 20.92 (Prelims) - 26th Place
200 Free Relay Split - 20.56 (Finals) - T-5th Place
200 Free Relay Split - 20.58 (Prelims) - 5th Place
200 Free - 1:43.24 (Prelims) - 34th Place
100 Free - 46.43 (Prelims) - 41st Place
400 Free Relay Split - 46.05 (Prelims) - 6th Place
2010 NCAA Division II National Championships
400 Free Relay Split - 45.32 (Finals) - 2nd Place
200 Free Relay Split - 20.84 (Finals) - 3rd Place
100 Free - 46.59 (Prelims) - 33rd Place
200 Free - 1:44.93 (Prelims) - 48th Place
50 Free - 21.11 (Prelims) - 31st Place
2009 NCAA Division II National Championships
100 Free - 46.20 (Prelims) - 42nd Place
50 Free - 20.75 (Prelims) - 31st Place
200 Free Relay Split - 21.06 (Finals) - 3rd Place
To view Stromberg's UCSD all-time top 10 marks, click HERE.