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Men's Swimming


Swimming and Diving Almanac

Andy Astbury
Swimming / 1979-1983/ Inducted
A Sun Devil swimming champion, he ranked fifth in the world in the 1500-meter freestyle in 1979 and led ASU to its first NCAA title in 1982 in the 500-yard freestyle. He is a four-time All-American and PAC-10 record-setter with a time of 4:20.51 in the 500-yard freestyle. He competed for his native Great Britain in the 1982 Commonwealth Games, earning two gold and two silver medals. Astbury was also a member of the 1980 and 1984 Olympic teams for Great Britain, winning a bronze in the 4x200 free relay in 1984.

Attila Czene
Swimming /1999-2000/ Inducted 2010
 In 2000, ASU welcomed two-time 200 IM Olympic medalist Attila Czene to its roster and the team flourished, placing among the nation's top-10 for only the third time in nine years. In his only season as a Sun Devil, Czene was member to three school record-setting relay teams and added two individual ASU records. Tying the world record in the short-course 200m IM (1:42.72 converted), Czene became only the sixth NCAA champion in ASU men's swimming and diving history.

Michael Orn
Swimming / 1981-1984/ Inducted
Mikael Orn was a four-year All-American at ASU as well as an Academic All-American in 1982-1983 and 1983-1984. He produced points for the Sun Devils in four NCAA Championship meets and was the 1983 NCAA champion in the 200-yard freestyle (1.36.02) and runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley (1.47.32).   Orn was the team captain in 1984 when he won the Pac-10 Championship in 200 IM and helped lead the team to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championship, where he finished eight in the 200 IM.   He ranks third all time in Sun Devil history in the 200 IM with a time of 1.47.32 and sixth all time in the 200 freestyle (1.36.02).   Orn represented his home country of Sweden at the 1984 Olympic Games where he was a member of the bronze winning 400 freestyle relay team.

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