Swimming

02/25/16 12:21am
When Eric Schultz was a senior at La Salle College High School and considering Penn as the place he would spend the next four years swimming, he never dreamed of becoming an Ivy League champion.
02/25/16 12:18am
For members of Penn men’s swimming, this weekend’s Ivy Championships will take on a variety of meanings.
02/24/16 12:21am
A coach, a lawyer and a swimmer walk into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of bad joke.
02/22/16 9:27am

Seven school records fall as Penn women's swimming takes fourth at Ivies

History was made by the Penn women’s swimming team at the Ivy Championships this weekend. The Quakers finished fourth overall at the Championships, which came to conclusion Saturday afternoon at the DeNunzio Pool at Princeton. Penn finished with 1,025 points, only behind three historic powers of Ivy League swimming, with Harvard, Yale and host Princeton making up the top three spots by the end of the weekend. The fourth place-finish was overshadowed by several individual performances — including eight school records — and the Red and Blue reaching the 1,000-point mark for the first time in the program’s history. Coach Mike Schnur was elated with his team’s performance, crediting the success on hard work that started way before the season even got fully under way. “Almost everything went right, “ he said.
02/18/16 12:52am
Six months of practice. 22 weeks of doubles. Thousands of miles swam. And it all comes down to three days in February. Without exaggeration, for the Quakers, this entire season has been about one thing – going fast at Ivy League Championships.
02/18/16 12:51am
Ask anybody, and they’ll tell you that college is the time to change who you are. But Penn swimming phenom Virginia Burns didn’t foresee the transformation she would undergo.
02/02/16 12:24am
What is it like to dedicate your entire life to one institution? Perhaps no question is more pertinent to Penn swimming coach, Mike Schnur.
01/30/16 4:48pm
While Senior Day may have only been Saturday , that didn’t stop Penn Swimming and Diving from sending out their graduating class with a full weekend of success.
01/17/16 7:43pm
It’s Harvard’s world, and unfortunately for Penn men’s and women’s swimming and diving, they are still living in it.
01/14/16 3:38am
Winter has finally arrived here in Philadelphia, but while temperatures fall, things are just starting to heat up for Penn in the Ivy League swimming season.
01/11/16 2:08am
In a season defined by dominant veteran performances, Penn swimming’s youth movement made a mark of its own over the weekend.
12/06/15 11:26pm
Matched up against a field composed mainly of Division III programs — including Kenyon College, the nation’s top-ranked Division III squad — the Red and Blue dominated at Kenyon’s Total Performance Invitational, winning 28 events across men’s and women’s competition en route to two commanding team victories.
12/03/15 12:57am
Division I, meets Division III. On Thursday, the Quakers will compete against teams from Kenyon College, Johns Hopkins, and Carnegie Mellon in the first of three days at the Total Performance Invite hosted by Kenyon, in Gambier, Ohio.
12/01/15 9:46pm
When all is said and done, he just wants to leave his Mark.
11/24/15 3:16am
There’s no such thing as luck for the Penn women’s swimming and diving team.
11/22/15 5:47pm
“Unfortunately you don’t get to play defense in swimming.”
11/18/15 11:26pm
When Penn swimming heads to New Jersey for its first Ivy tri-meet with Cornell and Princeton this weekend, a hot topic will be the presence (or absence) of hair on Big Red swimmers’ legs.
11/17/15 12:03am
Penn men’s swimming took care of business in dominating fashion last Friday at home against Columbia and again on Saturday afternoon against Villanova at Sheerr Pool.
11/12/15 5:21am
Although the waters of Sheerr Pool are usually kept at a balmy 79 degrees, Penn swimming will try to heat things up this weekend.
11/03/15 11:42pm
When Michael Hamann got out of the pool, he knew something was wrong.