Video courtesy Kevin Su.
The men of Penn have released a video documenting their winter training trip, and it is a training trip video at its best. From the underwater shot of perfectly synchronized push-offs at :28 to the two time-lapse sequences that capture the changing sky over the outdoor pool, these guys have their cinematography all figured out. Their talents expand beyond swimming and video-making: the final sequence of the video shows some superhuman rope-climbing and van-pushing skills.
After returning from their trip, the team grabbed a win in a meet against Yale and Dartmouth. The SwimSwam report from the meet, written by Chris DeSantis, is below:
Penn Men, Yale Women Both Sweep In Tri Meet With Dartmouth
The Penn men were flying high after they were ranked #24 in the latest CSCAA poll, a high watermark for the program. Traditionally behind Yale in the conference hierarchy, they avenged a lopsided loss in last year’s edition hosted by Dartmouth.
The Quakers were led by senior sprinter Eric Schultz, who won both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Chris Swanson, already qualified for the NCAA championship earlier this year, took the 1000.
While victories from Schultz and Swanson were predictable, it was other role players who stepped up in the back and forth battle. Kyle Yu won the 100 breaststroke, and Kevin Su won the 200 freestyle.
While freshmen Mark Andrew had the most hype coming off a selection to the National Junior team, it was his classmate Thomas Dillinger that led the way in the 200 IM. Michael Wen also won the 100 butterfly.
Kei Hyogo scored an impressive victory over Swanson in the 500 freestyle for the Bulldogs. He also won the 200 butterfly. Shawn Nee won both backstroke races and Jonathan Rutter took the 200 breaststroke.
Dartmouth’s highlight came from their traditionally strong divers, where Brett Gillis won both boards.