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


SwimCloud Results

SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Completed his junior season competing with the CMS swimming and diving program ... CMS and national record holder in the 200 fly (1:43.96) ... Also holds the school record in the 100 fly (47.45), and ranks second in the 200 IM (1:48.74) and seventh in the 200 free (1:39.82) ... Part of a school-record 400 medley relay (3:12.34), an 800 free relay that ranks second (6:40.34), and a 200 medley relay that ranks eighth (1:30.32)

2022-23 (Junior)
NCAA Champion (200 fly) ... Honorable mention All-America (100 fly) ... SCIAC Champion (100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay) ... All-SCIAC (800 free relay) ... Third-team Academic All-American ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Team ... Repeated as the national champion in the 200 fly, breaking his own NCAA Division III record by five-hundredths of a second in 1:43.96, winning by about 1/3 of a second (.38) ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 100 fly by earning a tenth place finish in 47.54 ... Set SCIAC meet records in the 200 IM (1:48.74) and the 100 fly (47.89) ... Won the 200 fly by a margin of over two seconds (1:47.26 to 1:49.57) ... Had a big swim in the 400 medley relay, winning his leg by two seconds in an event that the Stags won by 1.02 ... Earned SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors twice during the regular season, including after sweeping all three of his events in a dual win over Pomona-Pitzer. 

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. 

Attends Claremont McKenna, where he has a dual major in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and psychology ... Chose CMS because of the "academics, students I met, location, and size."

News Mentions

CMS Men's Swimming and Diving Takes Lead After First Day of SCIACs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team’s 200-yard medley relay (Anderson Breazeale,...

February 23, 2024

CMS Men's Swim and Dive Concludes Regular Season at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Frank Applebaum, the NCAA Division III record holder in the 200-yard butterfly, moved into third place in CMS history in the...

February 10, 2024

Stags Swim and Dive Celebrates Senior Day with Sweep of Redlands

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team honored its six seniors prior to the meet and then swept all 16...

January 27, 2024

Stags Swim and Dive Falls to Division I CBU in Annual Distance Meet

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Anderson Breazeale won the 200-yard freestyle and the 300-yard backstroke for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and...

January 13, 2024

Stags Swim and Dive Sweeps Cal Lutheran, La Verne in SCIAC Tri-Meet

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tyler Headley swept the butterfly events, Evan Deedy swept the breaststroke, Ethan Sattley earned two diving wins, and...

January 13, 2024

CMS Men's Swim and Dive Dominates Occidental in Return to SCIAC Competition

EAGLE ROCK, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team won 14 of the 16 events as it took a 224-61 win over Occidental on...

January 6, 2024

Frank Applebaum Breaks Own NCAA Record in Dual Meet with Pomona-Pitzer

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Frank Applebaum swam a 1:43.87 in the 200-yard butterfly to break his own NCAA Division III record in the annual Sixth Street...

December 3, 2023

Stags Swim and Dive Cruises to 214-84 Win over Caltech

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team moved to 3-0 in the SCIAC with a 214-84 win over Caltech on Saturday...

November 11, 2023

CMS Men's Swim and Dive Opens SCIAC with Sweep of Chapman and Whittier

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team began defense of its SCIAC title by taking two wins in a tri-meet,...

November 4, 2023

CMS Men's Swim and Dive Battles DI Competition Close on Opening Day

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team opened its 2023-24 season in a tri-meet against UC San Diego and CSU...

October 22, 2023

CMS Men's Swimming and Diving Picked to Repeat as SCIAC Champions

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team, which has won the last three SCIAC Championships, was picked to...

October 10, 2023