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Aulbach to swim for Division I, University of Louisville


Mary Koppes / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg High School senior Abel Aulbach will swim as a University of Louisville Cardinal starting this fall. Aulbach received offers to swim from multiple universities after he broke the Alaska state record in the 100 freestyle last November.

Petersburg High School senior Abel Aulbach will trade in his Viking blue for the University of Louisville's Cardinal red as he suits up to swim for the school's team starting this fall.

Aulbach has been in the water since he was a child, originally learning to swim for the same reason many Petersburg youngsters do. "I started about when I was five," he said. "My mom put me in swim lessons because she wanted me to be able to swim if I fell off the boat."

He swam in elementary school as part of the school's swimming program and joined the Viking Swim Club thereafter. Aulbach swam for the Viki...

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