Swimming News Courtesy: UIndy Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS – Today was a special day at the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center for the University of Indianapolis swimming & diving programs. Not only was it Senior Day where 14 seniors would say goodbye, but the team had the great honor of continuing the legacy of Nick Dworet in the Swim4Nick Memorial Meet which saw the Greyhounds battle it out in an intrasquad setting.
Four years ago on the first weekend in January, Nick Dworet, a swimmer for TS Aquatics in Florida that had dreams of representing Sweden in the Olympics, came on an official visit to the University of Indianapolis. He committed to the Greyhounds swim and dive program, and the rest of the UIndy family did the same to him. A month later, the high school senior had his life taken from him along with 16 others in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Four years later, UIndy still honors the fallen swimmer each and every day. Today’s meet featured the Greyhounds wearing “Swim4Nick” gear to show love for the 2018 commit who touched so many people in his life.
Of the 14 seniors honored this afternoon, five are on the women’s squad while nine compete for the men. Marizel van Jaarsveld, Krystal Caylor, Ally Lunzmann, Julia Simioni, and Alaina Joyce were honored on the women’s side. For the men, Kael Yorke, Anthony Williamson, Casey Crawford, Andrew Rottinghaus, Jan Zuchowicz, Sebastian Wenk, Benjamin Rader, Victor Antonon, and Nick Dworet were celebrated this afternoon. Annika and Mitch Dworet had the honor of walking for their son.
On Jan. 13, the diving program will compete against IUPUI at the Indianapolis Diving Dual at 2 p.m. A day later, UIndy will battle Cleveland State in the pool on the road beginning at 3 p.m.