Alwin Firmansyah
Alwin Firmansyah
Year: So.
Hometown: Cerritos, Calif.
High School: Cerritos
Position: Butterfly/Breaststroke
Major: Economics
Residential College: Ezra Stiles

Best Times:

100 Freestyle: 45.21

100 Butterfly:  48.28

200 Butterfly: 1:45.80

200 Individual Medley:  1:47.14

Cerritos Aquatic Club                                Coach:  Mark Johnson

2012-2013: Received CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention award ... Shared the Heaton High Point Award, going to that swimmer or diver who has scored the highest possible number of points for the team in dual meet competition over the past season (159 points) ... Placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships ... Won the 200-yard individual medley against Brown

2011-2012 (Freshman): Earned the Tim Jecko Award, awarded annually for outstanding performances in the individual medley… 200-yard freestyle: Finished third at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:46.21… 200-yard IM: Finished third at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:47.14… Won the event against Columbia with a time of 1:51.65… Won the event at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 1:50.42… Won the event against Dartmouth/Penn and set a pool record in Dartmouth’s Karl Michael Pool with a time of 1:50.37… 100-yard butterfly: Finished sixth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 48.28… Won the event at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 50.08… 200-yard butterfly: Won the event five times during the regular season: against Columbia (1:47.59), at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational (1:49.82), against UMass (1:51.05), at HYP (1:47.04) and set a pool record at Dartmouth’s Karl Michael Pool against Dartmouth/Penn (1:48.17)… 100-yard freestyle: Won the event against Columbia with a time of 46.09.

Before Yale: Two-year captain of the water polo team and four-year captain of the swim team… Athlete of the Year… Scholar Athlete of the Year… Four-time team MVP for swimming… CIF Division III record holder for the 200 I.M… Six-time CIF Champion… Eight-time All-American Swimmer… Captain of the Southern California Team for the North American Challenge Cup… Swim team was four-time league champions and two-time team CIF runner up.

Personal: Hobbies include playing basketball.

Why Yale: "I chose Yale because the swim team seemed to be much closer than any of the other teams that I witnessed during my recruitment trips. Also, the general student body at Yale never ceases to amaze me."