JUNIOR SEASON (2018-19)
To begin the year, took the silver against UCONN an Navy in the 1000-Yard Freestyle with a time of 9:32.07 and finished fifth in the 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 4:38.03 ... Two fourth place finishes against Florida in the 500 and 1000-Yard Freestyle with times of 4:36.65 and 9:35.40 ... Swam the 1000-Yard Freestyle in 9:43.45 against Kentucky to finish fifth and the 500-Yard Freestyle in 4:48.30 to finish sixth ... Won both the 500 and 1000-Yard Freestyle against Loyola and SMU with times of 4:36.59 and 9:33.52.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18)
Did not swim the entire 2017-2018 season due to injury.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
Compiled his first individual win in the 500 free at the FGCU Classic ... Garnered first overall in the 1000 free against Auburn to post the fourth-fastest time in school history in the event ... Also grabbed first in the 500 free against the Tigers ... Claimed first in both the mile and 500 free at the Art Adamson Invite to post the second fastest times in school history in both of the events ... Picked up seventh place in the ‘A’ finals of 200 free at the Art Adamson Invite ... Also claimed first in the mile at Art Adamson to post the second fastest time in school history in the event ... Garnered first in the mile and 500 free against Alabama ... Placed first in the 1000 and 500 free against Texas A&M ... Took 36th overall in the 500 free, 26th in the 400 IM, and 29th in the mile at the SEC Championships.
PRIOR TO LSU
A national champion in the 400, 800 and 1500 free and 400 IM … Holds national records in the 400, 800 and 1500 free and a junior national record in the 400 IM in long course, as well as national records in the 800 and 1500 free in short course … Placed 8th in the 800 free at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing … Swam for the club team Medveščak, Zagreb until September 2014 and then swam for club Primorje, Rijeka … Coached by Vlado Petković.
Majoring in chemistry.
Saemundsson’s Top Times
200 free- 1:39.00 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
500 free- 4:20.81 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
1000 free- 9:13.74 2016 LSU vs. Auburn
1650 free- 15:05.24 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
400 IM- 3:52.66 2017 SEC Championships