Frank Applebaum
Frank Applebaum
  • Year:
    Jr.
  • Hometown:
    Cleveland Heights, OH
  • High School:
    University
  • Events:
    Fly, Free
  • Major:
    Economics / Psychology
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna

Bio



At CMS
Entering his junior season competing with the CMS swimming and diving program ... CMS and national record holder in the 200 fly (1:44.01) ... Also holds the school record in the 100 fly (47.45), and ranks second in the 200 IM (1:49.66) and seventh in the 200 free (1:39.82) ... Part of a school-record 400 medley relay (3:12.34) and an 800 free relay that ranks second (6:40.34).

2021-22 (Sophomore)
National Champion in the 200 fly (NCAA record time of 1:44.01) ... First-Team All-American (100 fly, 400 medley relay), Honorable mention All-American (800 free relay) ... SCIAC Champion (200 fly, 200 IM, 400 medley relay), All-SCIAC (100 fly, 800 free relay) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Team ... SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Earned the national championship in the 200 fly at his first NCAA meet, setting a new NCAA Division III record with a 1:44.01 and winning the race by just over two seconds. Knocked over a half-second off the old NCAA record, which had held since 2017 ... Was the first national champion for CMS swimming and diving since 2016 (Matt Williams in the 100 back) ... Also earned first-team All-America honors in the 100 fly, finishing fifth with a new CMS record of 47.45 ... Part of a 400 medley relay team that earned second place at NCAAs with a new school record of 3:12.34 ... Captured the SCIAC Championship in the 200 fly in a then-SCIAC record 1:46.06 (before knocking two more seconds off it at nationals) ... Also won the 200 IM at SCIACs in 1:49.66, becoming the second Stag to break 1:50 and winning the race over defending SCIAC Swimmer of the Year AJ Nybo of Cal Lutheran ... Was second at SCIACs in the 100 fly to his own teammate, finishing in 48.20, just behind Marco Conati's 48.04 as the Stags went 1-2 ... Won a SCIAC title in the 400 medley relay in 3:15.05, setting a SCIAC record at the time, before trimming another 2.7 seconds off it at nationals. 

2020-21 (First-Year)
SCIAC All-Academic Team ...
Stags did not compete due to COVID-19. 

Prior to CMS
Attended University School in Ohio, where he was a member of the swimming and diving team ... Also competed for the Blazing Barracudas club team. 

Personal
Attends Claremont McKenna, where he majors in economics and psychology ... Chose CMS because of the "academics, students I met, location, and size."

News Mentions

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Wins Every Event in Final SCIAC Regular Season Meet

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team won all 16 events to sweep both Cal Lutheran and La Verne in its...

January 28, 2023

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Stays Unbeaten in SCIAC with Dominant Win over Redlands

REDLANDS, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team improved to 6-0 in SCIAC with a 207-84 win over Redlands on Saturday...

January 14, 2023

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Jack Griffith Earns SCIAC Diver of the Week Award

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Jack Griffith of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team earned the SCIAC Diver of the Week award for events...

January 9, 2023

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Cruises to 216-56 win over Whittier in SCIAC Dual

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team earned wins in 13 of the 16 events as it captured a 216-56 win over...

January 7, 2023

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Battles Division I CBU to Final Event in Narrow Defeat

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Steven Tran took first place in both the 300-yard IM and the 300-yard breaststroke as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps...

January 6, 2023

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Frank Applebaum Earns SCIAC Men's Swimmer of the Week Honors

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Frank Applebaum earned the SCIAC Men's Swimmer of the Week Award for events through Sunday, Dec. 4, the league office...

December 5, 2022

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Rolls to 70-Point Win over Pomona-Pitzer

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The defending SCIAC Champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team established itself as the front-runner...

December 3, 2022

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Leads by 20 After First Day of Pomona-Pitzer Meet

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team was one-hundredth of a second away from sweeping the swimming events...

December 2, 2022

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Applebaum, Gaylord Win SCIAC Weekly Awards for CMS Men's Swim and Dive

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Frank Applebaum was named the SCIAC Swimmer of the Week, and Cyrus Gaylord earned the Diver of the Week for events through...

November 14, 2022

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Takes Two SCIAC Wins in Home Debut

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team earned two wins over Caltech (192-101) and Chapman (237-57) in its...

November 13, 2022

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CMS Men's Swim and Dive Picked First in SCIAC Preseason Poll

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team was picked to finish first in the SCIAC In a preseason poll of the...

October 28, 2022

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Applebaum, Lang, Griffith Win Events on Opening Day for CMS Men's Swim and Dive

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team opened its 2022-23 season at Division I UC San Diego and had a...

October 22, 2022

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CMS Men's Swimming and Diving Ranked No. 10 in Preseason Poll

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team was picked tenth in the preseason poll from the College Swimming and...

October 14, 2022