The Kenyon swimming & diving team just returned home from Sarasota, FL, where they had enough time on their hands to put together a music video to go with Katy Perry’s “‘Roar.”
Post midseason, it’s fun to look into the future and try to predict how the end of the season will play out. We’ve seen some incredible swims this year already from the men in DIII – it’s time to take a more in depth look and try to figure out how individual players and teams will stack up come March.
So, after some heavy duty training, December’s midseason meets gave us all some fast swims to marvel at and enjoy. But the big question on everyone’s mind is always – so what next? Midseason is a great way to look forward to what might be coming up in March for those athletes who will be rep-ing their teams at IUPUI in March for the NCAA meet.
Of the eight events on Saturday night hosted by Kenyon at the Total Performance Swim Invitational in Gambier, Ohio, two of them ended in Steen Aquatic Center records for the women, and five for the men.
The pool was on fire on the second night of the Total Performance Invitational, hosted by Kenyon College. Over the course of the night’s events, an impressive six pool and meet records fell.
The Total Performance Invite hosted by Kenyon College in the James A. Steen Aquatic Center got its start tonight. There were only two events in this first session – the 800 freestyle relay and the 1650. Men and women from seven different Division I and Division III teams collected to compete.
Kenyon’s Maria Zarka swept the diving events at Saturday’s quad meet, hosted by Case Western en route to Kenyon’s total victory at the meet.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday have seen some tremendous efforts from a variety of Kenyon Lords and Ladies at the Division I TYR Invitational hosted by Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois. Seven teams competed in the men’s meet, and nine in the women’s. The Lords and Ladies finished fifth and eighth respectively, after the final event on Sunday evening.
Senior Syd Lindbloom gave the Ladies the first of their individual event wins on Saturday morning, crushing the competition to win the 1000 freestyle by 19 seconds.
Swim4Good – The Gibraltar Crossing (created by Víctor Rins)
Kenyon and Denison: two of the top teams in DIII faced off against one another on Saturday. It came down to the final relay to decide the victors.
Kenyon junior Austin Caldwell led the Lords’ charge and came in second in the 200 freestyle at Friday’s dual meet with OSU.
The Kenyon Lords won six of eight relays to top the team standings at the annual Kenyon Relay Meet. The Ladies were runner up after winning four events.
Watch the Lords and Ladies compete in grand style – in a team wide belly flop contest!
Jess Book talks about coaching in Division III, Kenyon, and the upcoming swim season for the Lords and Ladies.