Natalija Marin
Natalija Marin
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
High School: XIV High School of Belgrade
Position: Fly/Free

2018-19:

  • Set personal bests in the 200 free (1:50.89) and 200 fly (2:00.26) as she earned bronze at the ECAC Championships.
  • Tied Emily Escobedo’s 100 fly record with a time of 54.83, while earning gold at the America East Championships.
  • Also earned silver in the 200 fly (2:01.77) and bronze in the 200 free (1:51.05).
  • Against East Carolina, finished first in the 100 fly and second in the 200 fly.
  • Helped the Retrievers set a new pool record in the 400 medley relay (3:50.00) against Howard.
  • At the Patriot Invitational, finished fourth in the 200 fly and ninth in the 100 fly; also finished top 25 in the 200 free and 500 free.
  • Named to the America East All-Academic Team.

2017-18: Two-time champion at the America East Championships… Earned a gold medal in the 100 fly, touching in with a personal-best time of 55.37… Also earned gold in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.67… Competed in the 200 free, finishing eighth in a time of 1:53.47… Helped the women win a gold medal in the 800 free relay… Also earned a silver as part of the women’s 400 medley relay team… Named America East Female Rookie of the Year… Was also a two-time finalist at the ECAC Championships… Finished third in the 200 fly, touching in with a time of 2:01.52… Took fourth in the 100 fly in a time of 55.48… Earned All-America East honors… America East Female Swimmer of the Week for the week ending October 25.

BACKGROUND: Two-time Balkan Junior Champion, as well as a 2015 World Junior Championships competitor... Is the national record holder in the 100 fly... Competed in national high school competitions all four years.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Dragica and Djordje Marin... Has two siblings, Antonina and Marija... Plans to study electrical engineering... Lists her favorite book as Thus Zarathustra Spoke.