Chris Vythoulkas
Chris Vythoulkas

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Nassau, Bahamas

High School:
Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Height:
5-11

Event:
Back, Fly, Free


06/29/2012

London Called

Former Seminole standout is selected to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games

2004 OLYMPIAN • ALL-ACC

2003-04: Participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece for the Bahamas. Won his heat of the 100-meter backstroke, finishing 38th overall, with a personal best time of 58.31...Separated himself as one of the best swimmers in the conference with his first All-ACC honors at the ACC Championships (Feb. 25-28) during his sophomore campaign...Captured his first league title by swimming the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay. Also swam on three more top-three relays...Produced a top-three finish with his secondplace 49.21 in the 100 backstroke. Swam a 49.00 during the prelims of the event, ranking him third in school history and 45th in the country...Scored his second finals appearance in the 100 butterfly where he swam a seventh-place mark of 48.50, rating him eighth in Seminole lore...Made it to the evening session of his third event when he placed 11th during the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:50.11 to place him eighth all-time at Florida State...Took part in five different events at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational (Nov. 21-23) with four top-ten finishes...Best event was the 100 butterfly where he finished second...Hit the wall to finish third in the 100 backstroke...Did not finish any lower than fifth in 11 dual meet races with a victory against UNC Wilmington (Jan. 3) in the 100 back highlighting his year.

2002-03: Turned in his top 100-yard backstroke performance of the year at the ACC Championships, placing fifth at 49.70...Swam a season-best 100 back time of 49.56 during the prelims...Also scored big points with his time of 48.95 to finish sixth in the 100 butterfly after a season-best 48.89 in the prelims ...Helped the Seminoles finish second in the 400-medley relay at the ACC Championships with a season-best time of 3:15.60...Florida State's top finisher in the 200-back with his 17th-place finish of 1:48.81, ranking him fifth in Seminole lore ...Won the 100 back (50.39), while posting two other top-ten finishes at the Georgia Invitational (Dec. 6-8). Also took part in a pair of top five relays (200 medley and 400 free)...Won six events during the dual meet season, including two individual titles in the 100-back against Utah (Nov. 23) and UNC-Wilmington (Jan. 4)...Member of winning 400 medley quartets against Georgia Tech (Nov. 2), N.C. State (Jan.10) and LSU (Jan. 25), while helping the Seminoles beat North Carolina and Rutgers (Jan. 11) in the 400 free relay.

HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the Bahamian national team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games...Participated at the 1999 Pan American Games as a member of the national squad...Gold medal winner at the Multi Caribbean Island Swimming Championships.

PERSONAL: Born February 15, 1984...Undecided on major...Son of George and Katherine Vythoulkas.

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