OXFORD, Ohio—There will be a couple new faces on Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team next season, courtesy of November’s early signee period where three high school swimmers signed their National Letter of Intent to bring their talent to Miami’s swim program.
The two Ohio natives and Wisconsin native will be joining the RedHawks for the 2014-15 season where they look to be key contributors.
Ross Rybakowicz: Greenfield High School - Greenfield, Wisconsin
Rybakowicz swims during the USA Swimming Seasons with Waukesha Express Swimming Team in Wisconsin. He is a versatile, multiple events swimmer that will contribute in the breaststroke, butterfly and Individual Medley events. The Wisconsin native has competed at the Junior Nationals and head coach Pete Lindsay says Rybakowicz, “brings a breadth of experience to the team… We are looking forward to having him join our strong breaststroke and Individual Medley corps.”
Peter Simcox: St. Ignatius High School - Rocky River, Ohio
Simcox is a strong butterfly and backstroke swimmer. He was a championship finalist at last year’s Ohio High School Championships where he placed fourth in the 100 butterfly. Lindsay says, “Peter is a proven competitor with a tremendous upside due to his attitude and physical gifts. He will be one of our top sprint butterflies and will contribute to a deep backstroke training group.”
Ross Westrick: Fairfield High School – Fairfield, Ohio
Westrick is a multiple distance freestyler who competes at the highest levels from the sprint 50 yard distance up to the middle distance 500 yard freestyle. The Ohio native has had success at the State High School Meet and will be one of the top contenders in the 100 and 200 yard distances this year. At the national level, Westrick is experienced in all of the distances, competing at the YMCA Nationals in both the 25 yard short course and the 50 meter long course events. Lindsay says, “Ross is a demonstrated relay competitor and we look forward to his contributions to all of the freestyle relays.”