With its season nearly over, Penn men’s swimming sent two representatives to the NCAA Championships for one last hurrah, giving the Quakers an opportunity to showcase their top performers on a national stage.
Junior captain Chris Swanson is making his third trip to the championship, and this year he will be joined by fellow junior captain Eric Schultz, who will be making his first appearance on the national stage.
One week after the women’s team placed fourth in the Ivy League championships, Penn men’s swimming and diving is heading to Princeton for their own shot at the Ancient Eight crown.
And the Quakers have certainly proved that they can swim their best on the biggest stage of the year.
On land, the senior hobbled around with the aid of a walker – the kind found most commonly in nursing homes. But in the water, it was a different story.
To cap off their regular seasons, Penn men’s and women’s swimming teams blew past West Chester and La Salle this weekend, hopefully gaining momentum before the Ivy League Championships.
The weekend holds starkly different story lines for the three squads competing, but a 4-0 nonconference record for Penn swimming is surely not out of the question.
The Quakers kept the Blue Hens in their coop this Sunday, as Penn swimming and diving emerged from Sheerr Pool victorious over Delaware.
With a trip to Sunshine State for anything but a vacation in the rear view for Penn swimming, will the training be worth it?
On Dec. 27, the men’s and women’s squads fly down to Florida for a ten-day intensive training trip. In preparation for the remainder of the Ivy season, the Ivy Championship and, potentially, the National Championships, the Quakers will endure coach Mike Schnur’s swimming boot camp.
For the two sets of siblings on Penn swimming and diving’s roster, the term “teammates” takes on a new meaning. The Alexander sisters and Hurwitz twin brothers add strong bonds to the team, both in and out of the pool.
Penn men’s swimming is looking to show its resilience on Friday as it heads to Princeton for the first conference tri-meet of the season.
Brendan McHugh swam for Penn for the last time on Saturday and finished his career with a bang, setting new Penn records and personal bests in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.
Beginning Thursday, senior Brendan McHugh will compete in the NCAA men’s swimming championships in Seattle, Wash.
The men’s swimming and diving team ended its seasons with a disappointing sixth-place finish at Ivy championships.
Breaking records may be the only way to guarantee the coveted third-place spot at the Ivy League Championships, which begin Thursday.
Since his freshman year, Jeff — with the coaching of his father — has proved to be one of the best divers ever to walk through Penn, perhaps only challenged by his dad.
Diving plays a pivotal role in the fate of scored meets, and the much-improved diving program over the past four years demonstrates its impact.
In its final dual meet of the season, the Penn men’s swimming team fell to Harvard, 168-130. But coach Mike Schnur had only positive things to say about his team’s performance.
In the last home meet for seniors on the Penn men’s swim team this Saturday, the Quakers (8-3, 3-3 Ivy) must take on the Crimson (5-2, 5-1) in their last chance to add a big ‘W’ to their home record.
With tough meets coming almost weekly, Friday’s matchup gives the Quakers an opportunity to break away from their normal meet routine.