AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11
Competed in the PCSC Championships ... Best results were 2nd place finishes in the 200 back (1:49.97) and 400 IM (3:59.73) ... Contributed a 24.48 split to the 200 medley relay team that took 8th in the finals ... Also placed 4th in the 200 IM (1:52.36).
Did not have the chance to compete for the Anteaters during the 2009-10 school year as a result of UCI cutting its swimming program.
Competed for Nadadores and the Irvine Aquazots ... Top backstroke times at Junior Nationals included 2:08 in the 200 and 1:00 in the 100.
A 2009 graduate of El Toro High School in Lake Forest ... Earned all-county honors as a senior for his backstroke times ... Captured fourth place in the CIF backstroke finals during 2009 ... His El Toro medley team took eighth at the CIF Championships.
Born Mar. 27, 1991 in Mission Viejo ... Parents are Vaclav and Lenka Vanek ... Has a sister named Lenka ... A molecular biology major with a minor in accounting at Muir College ... Interested in becoming a dentist ... Favorite movie is Anchorman ... Likes listening to dubstep music ... Enjoys skiing, scuba diving and traveling in his free time.
2011 NCAA Division II National Championships
200 IM - 1:54.17 (Prelims) - 31st Place
400 IM - 3:56.87 (Finals) - 9th Place
400 IM - 3:58.77 (Prelims) - 10th Place
100 Back - 50.62 (Prelims) - 19th Place
200 Back - 1:48.65 (Prelims) - 6th Place
200 Back - 1:49.34 (Finals) - 7th Place