KEENE, N.H. 7/19/13 - A rising star on the Keene State College men’s swimming and diving team, sophomore Shahar Resman will represent his home country of Israel at the 2013 World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain next week.
One of two swimmers from Israel to qualify for the championship, Resman will compete in the 10K open water event on Monday and the 25K race on Saturday.
Joining the Owls at mid-season, Resman made an immediate impact on the team, helping KSC capture the NESISDA championship. He also earned All-America honors in the 1,650-yard race and as a member of the schools’ record-setting 800 free relay team.
Eva Fabian, a sophomore at Yale and daughter of KSC Coach Jack Fabian will also race in the women’s 25K event at the Championships. A Keene native, Fabian had a super season in the pool for Yale, winning the 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events at the Ivy League Championships and earning a spot at the NCAA Championships in the 500 and 1,650 races.
Outside of the Olympics, the World Championships, which take place every two years, is the most competitive international meet.
Resman and Fabian are no strangers to international competition. In April, the pair along with Keene State senior Drew Ledwith competed in the FINA Marathon World Cup race in Cozumel, Mexico. Fabian, who is ranked fourth in the standings, finished second with a time of 209.39.40. In the men’s event, Ledwith, a five-time All-America at KSC, placed 44th (204.03.10) while Resman was 52nd (207.10.10).
Keene State Coach Jack Fabian plans to be in Barcelona to watch Resman and his daughter compete at the World championships. Fabian just returned from Grinnell College in Iowa where he was invited by USA Triathlon to be an instructor at their Midwest Region Select camp.