The Oberlin Review

Senior captain Nora Cooper swims in Oberlin’s first home meet of the season against Hiram College. The Yeowomen earned 141 points to defeat the Terriers.

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...

Seniors Nora Cooper (left) and Kathleen Falk.

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...

Oriene Shiel vaults off the platform in the 400-yard individual medley. Shiel finished the B-Finals with a time of 4 minutes, 45.20 seconds, contributing to a fifth-place finish overall for the Yeowomen in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships last week.

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...

Two Yeomen catapult off the starting blocks in Oberlin's dual meet against the Wittenberg University Tigers Saturday, Nov. 14. The swimming and diving team anticipates competitive races across the board at the Fredonia Invitational this weekend.

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...

Senior diver Benjamin Miyamoto curls into his 3-meter dive at Oberlin’s Robert Carr Pool at the swimming and diving team’s home opening meet. The College of Wooster Fighting Scots defeated the Yeomen and Yeowomen 207–87 and 161–135, respectively.

Oberlin Unable to Make a Splash in Home Meet

November 6, 2015

The swimming and diving teams were defeated by The College of Wooster Saturday in their first home dual-meet of the season. The Yeowomen saw early success at the home opener, with the team of seniors Lauren Wong and Deirdre Haren and juniors Maddie Prang­ley and Nora Cooper defeating the Fighting Scots in the 200-yard med­ley relay with a time of 1 minute, 55.31 seconds. Cooper and Prangley would go on to take first and second in the 200-yard free, clocking in at 2:0.45 and 2:2.80 respectively....

Player of the Week: Maddie Prangley

Player of the Week: Maddie Prangley

November 6, 2015 named junior Maddie Prangley the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week last week. Prangley earned this honor following two standout performances last weekend against the Hiram College Terriers and The College of Wooster Fighting Scots. She dominated her Hiram competitors in the 800-meter freestyle on Friday, winning the race by 56 seconds with a time of 10 minutes, 2.5 seconds. She took home another victory for the Yeowomen in the 100-meter freestyle, finishing at ...

Sophomore Jean-Paul Gilbert flips in the men’s
diving competition at the North Coast Athletic
Conference championships last weekend. The
swimming and diving team concluded its regular
season at the meet.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Breaks Oberlin Records in Season Closer

February 20, 2015

The North Coast Athletic Conference four-day championship meet proved historic for the women’s swimming and diving team when it broke Oberlin records with a fourth-place finish and a final tally of 913 points. The relay team of junior Samma Regan and sophomores Vera Hutchison, Nora Cooper and Maddie Prangley headlined the Yeowomen’s success in the 800-yard relay with a fourth-place finish of 7 minutes, 39.71 seconds. The speedy race, which the squad finished 10 seconds faster than the previousl...

Senior co-captain Jack Redell swims the butterfly in a home meet against
the John Carroll University Blue Streaks on Jan. 17. The swimming and diving
team concludes its season with the NCAC Championship, which begins next Wednesday in Granville, OH.

Yeomen, Yeowomen Gear Up for NCAC Meet

February 6, 2015

With the NCAC championships around the corner, the swimming and diving team has kicked off its preparation for the conference competition. The Yeowomen will look to extend the success they saw in January, while the Yeomen seek to improve their conference standing from last season. The Yeowomen finished with a perfect 3–0 record in January, besting the Allegheny College Gators 217–79 and the John Carroll University Blue Streaks 165–69. Against the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops and the Notre ...

Senior Chris Ayoub races during a meet this season. The swimming and diving
team concluded its 2014 competition at the Fredonia Invitational last

Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Second at Fredonia Invitational

December 12, 2014

The swimming and diving team saw success at the Fredonia Invitational competition after making the long trek to upstate New York last weekend, with the Yeowomen taking second and the Yeomen securing fifth of eight competing teams. On the women’s side, sophomore Nora Cooper, junior Samma Regan and sophomore Maddie Prangley swept the 200-meter freestyle race, claiming first, second and third place respectively. In the event, Cooper’s time of 1 minute, 55.87 seconds broke Regan’s previous school...

Junior Ben Miyamoto dives in last weekend’s meet against the Case Western Reserve University
Spartans. The Yeomen fell while the Yeowomen prevailed in the meet.

Yeowomen Prevail, Yeomen Fall to Spartans

November 14, 2014

The swimming and diving team split its meet this past weekend against the Case Western Reserve University Spartans, with the Yeowomen coming out on top by a score of 145.5–94.5 and the Yeomen falling 148–80. The meet marked both sides’ fourth of the season and second non-conference contest. The win pushed the Yeowomen’s record to 2–1 and dropped the Yeomen to 1–2. “Overall, I was really excited with how the meet went,” said Head Coach Andrew Brabson. “We had a tough meet against ...

First-year Hannah Pieper (left), sophomore Liam Oznowich and senior Jack Redel

In the Locker Room with Hannah Pieper, Jack Redell and Liam Oznowich

November 7, 2014

How have the first few meets of the season gone? Jack Redell: We’ve been training really hard so far and that’s definitely taken its toll. Everyone is pretty sore. Given that, everybody is racing really well, and we’re much further along than we were at this point last season. Liam Oznowich: During our first meet against Hiram [College], we killed it. We won all the races. Even though [our meet against The College of Wooster] didn’t go as well as we wanted, our times were a lot better com...

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