Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Holidays from Whitman Swimming!

With first semester completed and a holiday break beginning, we just want to say, "Happy Holidays!"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Men and Women Finish 3rd in NW Invite!

Whitman finished up fall semester competition at the annual Northwest Invite at Lewis and Clark. Both the men's and the women's teams held a very steady third place against University of Puget Sound, Whitworth University, Pacific Lutheran University, Lewis and Clark College, Linfield College, Pacific University, College of Idaho, and Cal State-East Bay.

Highlights of the successful weekend were two first place finishes from a pair of first-year Whitties. After finishing 3rd in prelims with a time of 2:17.27, Katie Chapman swam a brilliant race, winning the event by less than .7 seconds in a season best time of 2:14.07. On the men's side, Kevin Dyer maintained a dominant lead for all 17 minutes of his 1650. Winning the event in 17:10.29, Kevin finished a strong 24 seconds ahead of the second place finisher from Whitworth.

Hour of Power

This year was our third year participating in the Hour of Power. Hour of Power is a relay that many Division III swim teams partake in as a fundraiser for cancer research and in memory of a Carleton College Swimmer, Ted Mullin. It is a “Leave it in the pool” practice consisting of continuous relays, any stroke, all-out swimming, for an hour, with the objective of keeping all relays in each pool on the same length.

Ending First Semester Undefeated!!!

Whitman Swimming has had an excellent start to our season. After firmly defeating Pacific University and College of Idaho and narrowly defeating Linfield College and Pacific Lutheran University, both the men's and women's teams are going into winter break undefeated in dual meets. It's been a great semester, and we can't wait to get back to racing in January!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two School Records Broken! and the seasons only starting...

Captain Lauren Flynn teamed up with frosh swimmers Charlotte Graham, Katie Chapman, and Helen Jenne to break the school records in the 200 Free and 400 Free relays in our early season meets against Pacific and Linfield!

The 400 free record was an exceptional accomplishment as it replaces a seventeen-year old school record, previously held by Kathy Farrell, Kris Daughters, Audrey Anderson, Michelle Zinanti.