Seliskar Contributing to Washington Post-Affiliated Blog
Stephen Seliskar became the Purdue men's first freshman swimmer to qualify for NCAAs since 2006.

Oct. 15, 2013

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Stephen Seliskar of Purdue men's swimming and diving recently accepted an opportunity to contribute to a college swimming blog hosted by, a swimming website affiliated with the Washington Post.

Seliskar's first blog entry went up Tuesday, Oct. 15 and it focused on goal setting as Purdue gets ready to begin its new season this month.'s college swimming blog is called "Behind The Blocks: NCAAs or Bust. " Swimmers from the University of Virginia and the University of Florida also had entries posted on Tuesday. Other swimmers from Texas, California, Stanford, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn and North Carolina were also invited to contribute.

Because of its affiliation to the Washington Post, college swimmers with ties to and natives of the Washington D.C. area were the focal point in the search for the contributors to Behind The Blocks this year. Seliskar is a sophomore from McLean, Va. He set a new Virginia state record in the 100-yard backstroke during his prep career at Jefferson Science and Tech High School.

As a freshman in 2012-13, Seliskar was part of the Boilermakers' 200 medley relay team that qualified for the NCAA Championships. He became the Purdue men's first freshman to qualify for the national championship meet since 2006. His season-best time in the 100 back (48.98) a season ago ranked as the ninth fastest in program history.

A link to's Behind The Blocks blog is available under the news tab in the navigation on the men's swimming and diving page here at Links to Seliskar's new entries throughout the season will be shared on the team's Facebook and Twitter pages.




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