2006-2007: Helped Stony Brook place 3rd in the 200 yard Medley Relay, 2nd in the 100 yard Backstroke, and 2nd in the 200 yard IM vs. Maine (11/12)...Took 4th in the 400 Medley Relay, 1st in the 200 yard Backstroke, and 1st in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay vs. Forham (11/8)... Helped Stony Brook take 4th in the 200 Medley Relay, placed 5th in the 100 Yard Backsroke, 4th in 200 Yard Backstroke, and 2nd in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay vs. UMass (10/21)...2005-2006: Placed 13th in the 100 Yard Butterfly, 13th in the 100 Yard Backstroke and 9th in the 200 Yard Backstroke at the America East Championships... 2004-05: Took first in the 100 backstroke at Maine.
2003-04: Placed seventh in the 200 backstroke at the America East Championship (2/22).
High School: A seven-time letterwinner in swimming at Fort Hamilton High School . . . named team MVP and outstanding athlete.
Personal: Ruslan Safarov . . . born July 21, 1984 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan . . . son of Nelly Safarova and Shamil Safarov . . . brother of Inessa . . . majoring in bio-medical engineering.
Paw Prints: Favorite sports team is the Sacramento Kings . . . favorite music artist is Moby . . . favorite movie is A Beautiful Mind.