Swimming and Diving
Andrei Tuomola
Position: Sprint Freestyle/Breaststroke
Height: 6'5"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Haarajoki, Finland
High School: Makclanrinteen Luklo
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 05/04/1989
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Tuomola Photos
Andrei Tuomola Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2013

Six-time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American
LSU Record-holder in the 50 freestyle, 100 free, 100 breaststroke, 400 medley relay and 200 medley relay
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC All-Freshmen Team

Arrived at LSU with his eyes set on capturing three individual long standing records and left the Tigers as a record holder in three individual events and two relay events … Picked up a pair of NCAA Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 50 free and the 100 breast, which were his first two national individual honors of his career … Took down Mark Andrews’s 25 year-old record in the 50 free with a 15th place finish at the NCAA Championships and a time of 19.53 … Tied Adam Schmitt’s 25 year-old record of 43.22 in the 100 free prelims and took eighth overall in the event with a time of 43.58 at the SEC Championships … Broke LSU’s 16 year-old record in the 100 breast and became the first LSU Tiger to break the 53-second barrier with a swim of 52.76 in prelims at NCAA’s … Earned a bronze medal at the SEC Championships in the 100 breast with a time of 53.02. … Posted a mark of 53.22 for a fourth place finish in the consolation final of the 100 breast at NCAA’s … Racked up seven team points at the NCAA Championships … Took 23rd in the 100 free with a time of 43.32 at NCAA’s … Anchored the program’s all-time fastest 400 medley relay (3:10.42) at the SEC Championships … Earned gold in the 100 breast (54.37) and bronze in the 50 free (20.35) and 100 free (44.31) at the Phil Hansel midseason meet … Swept the sprint events with times of 20.53 in the 50 free and 45.84 in the 100 free in his final home as a Tiger in a win over Kentucky … Won the 50 free (20.38) in a dual with Texas A&M … Notched a pair of second place finishes in the 50 free (20.38) and in the 100 free (44.97) in a win over Alabama … Picked up his fourth varsity letter.

One of the conferences premier competitors who is primed for a huge senior season after being LSU’s leader in the sprint freestyle events and the 100 breaststroke … Cranked out NCAA ‘B’ cuts in all three of his races … Registered LSU’s third fastest all-time 100 breast time of 53.82 in a bronze medal finish at the SEC Championships … Posted the program’s fourth best 50 free mark of 19.68 after touching the wall first in the consolation final at SEC’s … Finished first in the consolation of the 100 free final with a season low time of 43.72 at the conference meet … Swam the leadoff leg in the 200 free and 400 free relays and the third leg of the 200 medley relay in the team’s season best relays at SEC’s … Also competed at the Tennessee Invitational, the Bulldog Last Chance Meet and in every dual meet … Took gold in the 50 free (19.94) and the 100 breast (53.99) and silver in the 100 free (43.78) at the Tennessee Invitational … Touched the wall first in the 50 free (20.24) and second in the 100 free (44.90) in a narrow victory over Alabama … Placed first in the 100 free (45.44) and second in the 50 free (20.85) against Florida … Earned his third varsity letter.

Proved to be LSU’s fastest sprint freestyle and 100 breaststroke performer for the second straight season … Led the team in the two events, posted NCAA ‘B’ cuts in three races and played an integral role in relay competition … Competed in every dual meet, Cougar Classic Invitational and SEC Championships … Raced to sixth in the 100 breast (53.99) at the SEC Championships ... Delivered seventh in the 50 freestyle (19.83) after qualifying with a program top-10 mark of 19.71 and claimed 11th in the 100 free (43.88) … Also swam the breaststroke leg on a pair of top-five medley relays at the conference meet … Emerged as LSU’s top performer at the Cougar Classic with victories in the 50 free (19.92), 100 breast (54.19) and 100 free (44.34) … Swept the 50 and 100 free versus nationally-ranked Florida at home … Won the 100 breast and took second in the 100 free in a road victory over Alabama … Topped the field in the 100 free and swam to third in the 100 breast in a home victory over Florida State … Captured first-place in the 50 free in a win over American … Secured top honors in the 50 free and placed third in the 100 breast at the Florida Atlantic Invite … Earned runner-up honors in the 100 breast at Texas A&M … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Received his second varsity letter.

LSU’s top freshman performer who earned four All-America honors in relay competition … Also a member of the SEC All-Freshmen team … Competed in every dual meet, Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational, SEC and NCAA Championships … Swam the breaststroke legs on the team’s All-America 200 and 400 medley relays, which placed 14th and 15th, respectively … Led off the Tigers’ 15th-place 200 freestyle relay and held the second leg on the team’s 16th-place 400 free relay … Also raced individually in the 50 and 100 free and 100 breaststroke … Emerged as LSU’s top scoring swimmer at SEC’s with three top-16 finishes … Delivered sixth in the 100 breast (54.17) after advancing with the fourth-fastest clocking in school history, 53.93 … Registered 10th in the 100 free with a career best of 43.65, fourth in program annals … Tied for 10th in the 50 free with another program top-10 time of 19.90 … Also swam the breaststroke leg on the Tigers’ third-place 200 medley relay, which shattered the school record with a 1:26.00 mark … Captured runner up honors in the 100 breast at the Cougar Classic … Posted fourth in the 100 free, sixth in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 butterfly at the same competition … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after sweeping the 50 and 100 free against nationally-ranked Tennessee … Also earned SEC Freshman of the Week following his performance at UNO in which he won both the 100 breast and 100 free … Tallied victories in the 50 and 100 free at Alabama … Claimed first-place in the 100 breast versus nationally-ranked Florida … Recorded wins in the 100 free at home versus UNO and took first in the 100 fly at Florida Atlantic … Also notched five runner-up finishes in dual-meet competition … Recipient of the men’s Newcomer of the Year Award at the program’s annual banquet … Received his first varsity letter.

Phenomenal Finnish sprinter who emerged as arguably this year’s premier collegiate sprinting prospect from the international levels … A two-time Finnish National champion in the 50 and 100 free and the national record-holder in the 50 free … Competed at the 2009 European Short Course Championships in Belgrade, Serbia and came away with personal bests of 22.10 and 49.07 in the 50scm and 100scm free, respectively … Boasts a blistering lifetime best of 22.41 in the 50m free … That time is comparable to a 2009 NCAA automatic qualifying cut … Also holds a top time of 50.52 in the 100m free … Rated No. 23 overall in the CollegeSwimming.com recruit rankings of 2009 … Also a five-star prospect by Swimming World Magazine … Attended the same high school as fellow LSU signee Reijo Hyvenen … Coached by Mika Kekalainen.

Born May 4, 1989 in Jarvenpaa, Finland … Parents are Pekka and Svetlana Tuomola … Has one older brother, Anton, and one older sister, Natalia … Majoring in sport administration.

50 freestyle, 19.53, 2013 NCAA Championships
100 freestyle, 43.22, 2013 SEC Championships
100 breaststroke, 52.76, 2013 NCAA Championships

50 freestyle, 19.53, NCAA Championships
100 freestyle, 43.22, SEC Championships
100 breaststroke, 52.76, NCAA Championships