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Waters, Lin Headline Invitational for Swimming & Diving

Jane Agler, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Sports, Varsity Winter

Oberlin’s swimming and diving teams brought home brag-worthy achievements after their three-day Fredonia Invitational meet, with 83 season-best swims, 21 career-best times, and seven swims making it onto the Oberlin All-Time Swims list. Encompassing 386 points for the men’s team and 377 points for the women over the course of the meet, the Yeomen placed fourth in the meet and the Yeowomen placed fifth. “I was very proud of the way the team competed this past weekend,” Aquatics Director and Head Swimming and Diving Coach Andrew Brabson said. “We had a large number of lifetime bests, all-time top 10 performances, and had a 99 percent success rate for achieving season bests.” At the top of the scoreboard for the m...

Swimming, Diving Fall Short at Case Western Meet

Swimming, Diving Fall Short at Case Western Meet

November 10, 2017

The swimming and diving teams left Case Western Reserve University empty handed, with the men’s and women’s team losing 199–70 and 189–85, respectively. Despite first-year Tesla Waters having a performance worthy of the Oberlin all-time swims list, the Yeomen and Yeowomen were unable to snag a victory. “Case is a very strong team,” Aquatics Director and Head Swimming and Diving Coach Andrew Brabson wrote in an email to the Review. “The women are 11th and the men are 18th nationally i...

Swimming Faces Tumultous Season Without Pool

Swimming Faces Tumultous Season Without Pool

October 27, 2017

The men and women’s swimming and diving teams have just begun North Coast Athletic Conference competition, but they are in the midst of their toughest challenge of the season: swimming without their pool. As the renovation of Philips gym continues, the Yeomen and Yeowomen will swim at Splash Zone, a swimming complex a few minutes off-campus. In one of the toughest conferences in Division III swimming and diving, lacking a pool will be a constant thorn in the athletes’ sides in what is sure to be...

Yeowomen Take Fifth in Conference Finale

Yeowomen Take Fifth in Conference Finale

February 17, 2017

The swimming and diving teams shattered 20 personal records and two school records at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships Feb. 8–11 at Denison University. Despite being low in numbers, the women captured fifth place overall while the men clinched eighth. “I think that everyone really put in their best work this past weekend,” said senior freestyler Maddie Prangley. “We saw a lot of improvement in things that we had been working on throughout the season, and it was amazing to see ...

In The Locker Room Michael Lin and Devyn Malouf

In The Locker Room Michael Lin and Devyn Malouf

December 9, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with first-year swimming and diving team members Devyn Malouf and Michael Lin to discuss their transition to college athletics, team camaraderie and personal improvements they have made throughout the season. In just a few months of college swimming, Malouf and Lin have already notched personal bests and logged top finishes. At Oberlin’s meet against Ohio Northern University on Nov. 12, Lin etched his name in the record books as he logged top-10 all time finishes wit...

Prangley Smashes Pool Record at Wittenberg Meet

Prangley Smashes Pool Record at Wittenberg Meet

December 2, 2016

The swimming and diving teams battled the Wittenberg University Tigers in Springfield, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 19 but both the men’s and women’s teams came up short in a key North Coast Athletic Conference meet. The Yeowomen dropped a thrilling matchup 107–116 while the Yeomen fell 125–90. Despite the outcome, the afternoon was filled with multiple first-place finishes, impressive rookie performances and a new pool record. “I think we have really come into our own this season,” said...

Yeowomen Beat Bears, Lin Notches Top-10 Finish

Yeowomen Beat Bears, Lin Notches Top-10 Finish

November 18, 2016

In a milestone day for several Oberlin swimmers and divers at Ohio Northern University last Saturday, the Yeowomen defeated the Polar Bears 130–100, while the Yeomen fell 149–77. Despite splitting the meet, Head Coach Andrew Brabson said he was encouraged by the progression he saw from both the men’s and women’s teams. “Overall, I was really pleased with how the teams did,” Brabson said. “We had a lot of season bests, a lot of improvement with some of the technical aspects we’re w...

Rookies Crucial for First Home Win Over Hiram

Rookies Crucial for First Home Win Over Hiram

November 4, 2016

The swimming and diving teams competed against The College of Wooster for their second conference matchup of the season last Saturday, but the Halloween weekend meet resulted in both squads falling short to the Fighting Scots. The Yeowomen lost 164–115 while the Yeomen fell 157–115. Head Coach Andrew Brabson said he believes that there were bright spots in the meet despite the loss. “They outswam us quite a bit but there were positive takeaways,” he said. “We did pretty well and had...

In The Locker Room with Swimming & Diving Captains

In The Locker Room with Swimming & Diving Captains

October 28, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with women’s swimming and diving team captains Nora Cooper and Kathleen Falk to discuss the importance of veteran leadership, offseason training and favorite memories. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What are your team goals for this season? Kathleen Falk: We are hoping that we can go undefeated in dual meets this season. That’s something we did our first year. Placing fourth in our conference is another one. One that’s a l...

Oberlin Hangs Tough at Conference Meet

Oberlin Hangs Tough at Conference Meet

February 19, 2016

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams concluded their season this past weekend with a grueling four-day test of their training in the form of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships in Granville, Ohio. After pushing his team’s physical limits all sea­son, Head Coach Andrew Brabson stressed rest and healing as his team tapered off to prime them­selves for Conference competition. Focus on mus­cle building and speed turned towards perfecting technique. “We train...

Player of the Week: David Bright

Player of the Week: David Bright

December 11, 2015

First-year David Bright had an impressive weekend swimming for the Yeomen, who traveled to Fredonia, NY, for the Fredonia Blue Devil Invitational. Bright registered the second-fastest time in Oberlin school history in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke on the second day of aquatic competition, clocking in at 58.6 seconds to finish third overall. First-year Jacques Forbes, sopho­more Adam Winikoff and junior Nils Gudbranson also helped Bright to finish second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a...

Yeowomen Win Big at Allegheny

Yeowomen Win Big at Allegheny

December 4, 2015

After recovering from a strenuous double-dual meet at Allegheny College against the Allegheny College Gators and the Malone University Pioneers on Nov. 21, the swimming and diving team is ready for its three-day invitational in Fredonia this weekend. The Yeowomen returned home from Meadville, PA, with wins against both of their competitors, topping Allegheny 160–34 and earning a commanding win of 178–109 against the Division-II Malone. The Yeomen didn’t see the same success, suffering brutal...

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