Umitcan Gures
Umitcan Gures
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey
High School: German High School Istanbul
Position: Butterfly

Freshman - 2018-19
All-American in the 200 free relay ... Honorable Mention All-American in the 400 free relay and 200 medley relay ... First-team all-Ivy League in the 100 fly, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... All-Ivy League second team in the 400 free relay ... Set the program record in the 100 fly (45.58 – Ivy League Championships) ... Part of three relay teams that broke the school record: 200 medley relay - 1:24.33 at Ivy League Championships; 200 free relay - 1:16.43 at NCAA Championships; 400 free relay - 2:49.88 at NCAA Championships ... Member of the 400 medley relay that posted the second-fastest time in program history (3:07.67 - Ivy League Championships) ... Swam the ninth-best 50 free in Harvard history (19.75 - HYP) and the 10th-fastest 100 free (43.82 - Ivy League Championships) ... Competed in the 100 back at Georgia and logged a time of 50.51 ... Finished the 200 fly in 1:56.92 in the double-dual meet at Cornell and vs. Dartmouth.

Before Harvard
Champion of the 50 meter butterfly in the European Junior Championship in 2017 … Finalist in the 100 meter butterfly in the 2017 European Junior Championship … Won the 50 and 100 meter butterfly at the 2017 International School Federation World Championship in Hungary … National Champion … Holds multiple national records in Turkey … Finalist in the 50 and 100 meter butterfly at the 2017 World Junior Swimming Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana … Fifth in the 2017 European Short Course Championship in Denmark … Member of the LIONS Club in 2017-18 … Participated in helping children in the Youth Re-autonomy Foundation of Turkey … Enjoys chess, video games, collecting soccer sticker albums, basketball and football … Son of Mehmetcan and Yildiz Gures.