November 29, 2012

Storm Swimming Adds Two Recruits

PAINESVILLE, OHIO—The Lake Erie College Swimming team added its first two recruits of the fall signing period as Patrick Daniel Bolda Jr. (Griffith, Ind./Griffith) and Meri Cizmar (Zagreb, Croatia/X. Gimnazija Ivan Supek) have signed on to join the Storm in 2013-14.

"We are very excited for these early signees to join the Storm Swimming Family!" said head coach Nicole Rose. "This is a great start to our recruiting efforts as we add two highly talented swimmers."

Bolda is a four-year letterman out of Griffith High School in Griffith, Indiana and was named "Rookie of the Year" his freshman season and was a Northwest Crossroads All-Conference 200-yard freestyle swimmer in 2012. He also played two years of soccer for the Panthers at right midfield 

"Danny is a versatile swimmer and we expect that he will be able to come in and immediately contribute to the success of our men's program."

Cizmar is a multiple time youth champion and vice-champion out of Zagreb, Croatia and is the sister of current Storm All-American Ivan Cizmar. Meri has participated in the European Youth Olympic Games in Tampere, Finland and is also the national junior record holder in the 4X100 medley relay.

"Meri is a very strong swimmer and we think she will make an incredible impact on our women's program.  Meri has the ability to strengthen any one of our relays and contribute in a multitude of individual events at the conference level."

-LEC-