Penn Women’s Distance Swimming looks to build on last season’s success and has plenty of reason for optimism
The Penn Women’s Distance Swim Team reached nearly unprecedented levels of success for the program last year, and come into this season overflowing with optimism and ready to meet the heightened expectations.
It is no fluke that Mike Schnur was selected to be the 2016 Ivy League Women’s Coach of the Year.
Every senior hopes for a storybook ending when they get ready to compete for the last time, and that’s just what Penn men's swimming senior Chris Swanson got at this weekend's NCAA National Swimming and Diving Championship.
Like a late-night trip to Wawa, it was a satisfying, though not perfect, finish.
It was one last hurrah for the Red and Blue in Maryland this weekend as most of the swim team went to the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships hosted at the U.S.
The phrase, all time best, gets tossed around a lot in sports. However no other phrase better captures Penn’s Mens Swimming and Diving team performance at this year’s Ivy League Championship meet.
Penn claimed a school-record six individual Ivy League titles en route to an program record of 1,213.5 points at the championships.
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.
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.