University of Miami Athletics

Aino Otava




Fifth-Year Senior


Espoo, Finland

High School




Aino Otava - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics

Senior (2022-23): Opened action as a senior captain with a second-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle, touching wall in 10:23:16… placed second in both the 400-yard IM (4:19:58) and 500-yard freestyle (4:48:71) at the SMU Classic… Led all University of Miami swimmers at the College National Open Water Championships, placing 11th with a time of 59:29:93… Tallied second-place finish in 1,000 yard freestyle against Florida State, finishing in 10:15:68… won 200-yard butterfly versus Boston College in 2:00:77 (Jan. 4).

Junior (2021-22): Delivered another standout season for Hurricanes, serving as one of team’s top point getters and setting two school records in breakout campaign…Added three other times that ranked in Miami’s ‘Top 10’ performers list in school history…Set school record in both 200-yard butterfly (1:57.24) and 400-yard IM (4:17.31) while adding second-fastest time in 1,000-yard freestyle (9:58.89), fifth-fastest time in 500-yard freestyle (4:48.28) and seventh-fastest time in 1,650-yard freestyle (16:45.71)…Competed in 200-yard IM (2:05.53) and 400-yard IM (4:25.09) at SMU Classic…Won 400-yard IM with school record-setting time (4:17.31) to highlight Miami Invite (Nov. 18-20)…Had multiple second-place finishes over course of three-day event, including personal best in 1,650-yard freestyle (16:45.71)…Finished third in 200-yard butterfly (2:05.64) in dual meet win over FGCU (Jan. 12)…Won 1,000-yard freestyle in personal best time of 9:58.89 and captured second place (4:52.60) in 500-yard freestyle in dual meet with Florida State (Jan. 21)…Scored points for Hurricanes at ACC Championships in Atlanta (Feb. 15-19) while competing in 1,650-yard freestyle…Added points in ‘C’ final of 500-yard freestyle (4:48.28) in Atlanta.

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.