Valpo Swimming Competes in Butler Invitational

Sunday morning saw the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams competing in the Butler Invitational, their last tune up before league championships begin in February. The women finished in 10th position, while the men finished in eighth place as a number of swimmers posted season-best times on the second day of back-to-back competitions.


Valpo Swimming Faces Eastern Illinois in Final Dual Meet

Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams took on Eastern Illinois in their final dual meet of the 2018-19 season. The women fell by a score of 191-67, while the men fell by a score of 170-92 despite strong performances by junior Erica Martins (Hartland, Wis./Lake County Lutheran) on the women’s side and freshman Billy Bennett (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) and senior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) for the men.


Valpo Women’s Swimming Named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team

The Valparaiso University women’s swimming team was named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), as announced by the organization today.


Valpo Swimming Takes On Rose-Hulman In Final Home Meet

Friday evening saw the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams take on Rose-Hulman in the final home meet of the 2018-2019 season. On the women’s side, freshman Isabel Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) and junior Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) took center stage, earning two first-place finishes apiece to lead Valpo to a 125-62 victory, while the men’s team fell 159-102.


Jenny Lowers Program Record as Swimmers Cap Off Phoenix Fall Classic With Strong Sunday

Valpo freshman Isabel Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) continued her tremendous first season in the Brown and Gold, lowering her program record in the 100 back, as the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams wrapped up the 2018 Phoenix Fall Classic on Sunday, placing fifth and fourth – respectively – out of the 11 competing schools. Freshmen Billy Bennett (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) and Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central), as well as junior Erica Martins (Hartland, Wis./Lake County Lutheran), each had solid Sunday efforts as well, continuing where the team left off yesterday as they found their way into Valpo’s record books.


Valpo Swimmers Climb Program Charts on Second Day of Phoenix Fall Classic

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams finished up the second day of the Phoenix Fall Classic at the University of Chicago on Friday. Teams got the morning started with the preliminary events, followed by finals in the evening.


Jenny Sets Program Record as Valpo Wraps Up First Day of Phoenix Fall Classic

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming concluded the first day of action of the Phoenix Fall Classic at the University of Chicago on Friday. Teams got underway with six events to start the weekend, with the remaining events taking place over the course of Saturday and Sunday. The day was highlighted by freshman Isabel Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) setting a program record in the 100 backstroke as the lead leg of the 400 medley relay.


Swimmers Continue Campaign at Saginaw Valley State

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in their second consecutive road meet on Saturday afternoon in University City, Mich., taking on Saginaw Valley State and Davenport in a tri-meet. Freshman Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) and senior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) led Valpo, each picking up a first place finish on the afternoon.


Swimmers Battle on Road at Indiana State Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swim teams traveled to Terre Haute, Ind. this weekend for their second road meet of the 2018-19 season, competing against the host Indiana State Sycamores and the Evansville Purple Aces.