Women's Swimming

12/05/16 2:16am
Both the men's and women's teams traveled to Gambier, Ohio, for their final meet of 2016: the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College. Over the course of the three-day meet, both teams cruised to first-place finishes, blowing out the closest competition.
12/01/16 4:54am
They're already Philly's finest; now it's time to take it nationwide. Penn men's and women's swimming are on the road to Gambier, Ohio this Thursday to compete in the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College.
11/29/16 4:30am
Freshman Kristen Sun is swimming her heart out on both ends of the Pacific. Sun represented Hong Kong, her home country, in the 2016 Asian Championships, in Tokyo Japan, from November 17 to 20.
11/28/16 3:59am
Penn swimming and diving has hit the ground running. Figuratively, at least. On Tuesday, just before the holiday break, the Quakers decided to build on their already strong start to the season, sweeping La Salle's men's and women's teams, 161-132 and 163-122, respectively.
11/21/16 2:49am
This one has been a long time coming. For the first time since 1989, the Penn men’s swimming and diving team defeated Princeton in a dual meet, handing the defending Ivy League champions their first loss of the season 192-108.
11/17/16 5:45am
After promising performances the past two weekends, Penn swimming and diving are hoping to continue their success in their first Ivy League tri-meet of the season this upcoming Saturday.
11/14/16 4:05am
This Saturday the Penn men’s and women’s swim teams were victorious in their meet against Villanova.
11/10/16 6:15am
Days after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fervently competed for the hearts and minds of Pennsylvanians, Penn and Villanova swimmers will battle for in-state bragging rights of their own.
11/07/16 3:21am
While it might be a new season for Penn men’s and women’s swimming and diving, the big names haven’t changed that much.
11/02/16 3:55am
I set out to write this column about nutrition. As you’ll soon read, that’s not what happened. The idea came to me last Monday after morning practice when coach Mike Schnur gathered the men’s and women’s swim teams for a meeting.
11/01/16 4:28am
The men and women of Penn swimming and diving enter 2016’s spate of races with a strong sense of accomplishment.
11/01/16 4:24am
When asked to describe last year’s edition of Penn swimming and diving in two words, current senior Grant Proctor was at a loss. Across the pool deck, a teammate had a quick answer: “The best.”
11/01/16 4:23am
Traditions are funny. Teams often start their seasons against the same opponent every year, and sometimes without good reason. But Penn swimming is breaking the mould with their first meet this year — and breaking out of their comfort zone in the process. For virtually as long as time itself, the Quakers have started their season with a dual meet against Columbia.
11/01/16 4:23am
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.
10/19/16 1:32am
The farewell tour. The victory lap. The last hurrah. Whatever you call it, there’s no avoiding the inevitability of retirement in athletics.
07/07/16 3:04am
As the country prepares for the Rio Olympics later this summer, an unprecedented delegation from Penn fought for places on the United States’ swimming roster. 14 Quakers flew to Omaha, Neb.
06/30/16 3:07am
As the country prepares for the Rio Olympics later this summer, an unprecedented delegation from Penn is in currently trying to fight for places on the United States’ swimming roster.
03/01/16 3:29am
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.
02/22/16 2:27pm

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 5:52am
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.