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.
The hot start for Penn women’s swimming and diving cooled down this weekend, but a strong performance against mismatched opponents has kept the embers lit.
Far away from the comfort of the Sheerr Pool, Senior Shelby Fortin competed in three final events at the NCAA National Championship Meet in Minnesota, bringing to a close what has been a truly remarkable collegiate career.
Shelby Fortin will have one last chance at NCAA glory.
Competing at Brown’s Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, the Quakers finished fifth overall in the team standings with 882 points, which was the team’s best finish since the 2010-2011 season.
With the nationally ranked No. 23 Crimson (8-2, 7-0 Ivy) visiting, the Quakers (6-4, 4-3) had plenty of reason to bring their A-game. In the beginning of the meet, though, it certainly did not show.
In their last two meets together of the year in their home pool, the Penn men’s and women’s swimming teams both picked up wins against West Chester and La Salle in what was both a successful and emotional weekend.
In the latter half of our two-part look at Penn winter sports, we focus on men’s hoops, swimming, track and field and fencing.
Rochelle Dong may not try to be the center of attention in person, but she has quickly become the standout underclassman in coach Mike Schnur’s program.
On Saturday, in front of a packed house at the Sheerr Pool, both the men’s and women’s teams soundly defeated Brown. But on Sunday, the women’s team fell to Harvard in a lopsided loss.
After nearly two months on the road, the Quakers are all set to return to their friendly confines in Philadelphia.
Penn swimming hit the road for Gambier, Ohio to dominate in the Total Performance Invitational hosted by Kenyon College this weekend. Both teams had strong performances in a meet that has generally been kind to the Red and Blue.
The men and women of Penn swimming will be competing in the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The invitational will last three days from Thursday to Saturday and will be just the second time that this year’s squad competes outside of the standard Ivy League dual meet.
All 19 of the individual and team records for Penn women’s swimming have been set since 2009, with 11 of them having been broken in the last year. On the surface this seems quite anomalous.
In two tri-meets, the Quakers will take on Princeton, which has yet to swim a meet on the young season, and Cornell.