University of Miami Athletics

Aino Otava

position

Freestyle

Class

Junior

Hometown

Espoo, Finland

High School

Mäkelänrinne

Aino Otava - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics

Sophomore (2020-21): Enjoyed breakout season for Hurricanes, serving as one of team’s top point-getters and cracking top 10 all-time performances in multiple events…Posted ninth-fastest time in 400-yard IM in program history (4:22.57)…Added seventh-fastest time in 500-yard freestyle (4:49.93) in program history and fifth-fastest time in 200-yard butterfly (2:01.16)…Made season debut at Miami Invite (Nov. 18-20), capturing wins in 200-yard butterfly, 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard IM, cracking program’s top 10 with time in 500 free…Missed middle part of season but returned for ACC Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 17-20).

True Freshman (2019-20): Finished third in 1,000-yard freestyle (10:26.42) in invitational hosted by Navy (Oct. 18)…Finished 12th in 500-yard freestyle (5:14.06) at Navy…Performance in tri-meet with FIU and Illinois (Nov. 1-2) highlighed by second-place finish in 500-yard freestyle (5:02.44) and sixth-place showing in 200-yard freestyle (1:55.74)…Enjoyed strong showing at Kansas Classic (Nov. 22,25), winning ‘B’ final of 500-yard freestyle and qualifying for ‘A’ final of 400-yard IM, where she finished sixth overall (4:26.83)…Finished third in ‘B’ final of 200-yard freestyle (1:51.35) in Kansas and was member of 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished second (7:25.31).

Before Miami: Competed for one of largest swim clubs in Finland, Cetus, that ranks among top-performing swimming clubs in country…Competed at Finnish Swimming Championships in June 2018, recording two personal best times…Won 400-meter free at Nordic Championships in 2017…Represented her home country at 2016 European Championships…Best times included 2:02.77 in 200-meter freestyle, 4:18.02 in 400-meter freestyle, 8:52.47 in 800-meter freestyle and 17:06.28 in 1,500-meter freestye.