The Oberlin Review

Yeoswimmers Head to the NCAC Championships

Sloane Garelick

February 7, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

When former coach Mark Fino abruptly resigned last August, the swimming and diving team was thrust into a tough situation. Still, new head coach Andrew Brabson expected big things from his team this winter. “I think they certainly exceeded my expectations. They were put in a difficult situation with their coach leaving in August, and it was definitely refreshing to see how well they came together during a difficult time,” Brabson said. Despite the team’s accomplishments thus far, the season isn’t over just yet. On Feb. 12, the teams head to Denison University for four days of competitive swimming in this season’s North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The Yeowomen head into the NCAC championships...

In the Locker Room: Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

January 15, 2014

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

What events do each of you swim? Jack Redell: I swim the [50-me- ter] freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and the 200 breaststroke. Luke Harrison: I do the 100 fly and the 200 fly. Give me a recap of the season. JR: The season went well. We saw improvements across the board on the men’s and women’s [teams]. The women’s team broke three or four school records and everyone on the men’s team had at least one [personal] best time this season. There was definitely im- provement. The women’s team was very focused on scoring well at [the conference meet] this year because they have a strong base of fresh- men. The men’s team was more focused on individual success. Our team is very small — we don’t have a ...

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

December 13, 2013

The swimming and diving teams had a successful weekend at SUNY Fredonia with the women taking first and the men placing fifth. New Head Coach Andrew Brabson was pleased with the performance by both teams. “Overall, it was a great team effort that allowed us to finish first out of the nine teams competing,” said Brabson. Unlike most other sports, conference standings are not determined by meets specific to the  North Coast Athletic Conference. Large competitions such as this invitational p...

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

December 6, 2013

How is your season going so far? Jack Redell: It’s a lot of fun. It’s a very enjoyable team to be on. We’re also doing very well in our meets. The guys’ team is 3–1 and the women’s team is 4–0, undefeated. That’s pretty great. I think we’re a real scrappy team. Luke Harrison: The new coaching staff has definitely revitalized and rejuvenated the team’s energy. What are your expectations for the rest of the season? JR: Pain and suffering [Laughs.] No, I think our in-season ...

Swimming and Diving Team Makes Splash with Weekend Wins

Swimming and Diving Team Makes Splash with Weekend Wins

November 8, 2013

The swimming and diving team began its season impressively this past weekend with wins over the Hiram College Terriers and The College of Wooster Fighting Scots in the Greater Cleveland Swimming and Diving Tournament. The team defeated the Terriers handily on Friday by a score of 347–106 and eked out a narrow 244–221 victory over the Fighting Scots on Saturday. The wins marked the first two for new Head Coach Andrew Brabson. “He’s officially undefeated,” joked senior Luke Harrison,...

New Coach Brabson Has High Hopes for Future of Swimming and Diving Program

Emma Lehmann

September 20, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

New swimming and diving head coach Andrew Brabson has only had a month to plan his move to Oberlin. His first day on campus will also be his first day coaching the team but for Brabson this is something to look forward to. Athletic Director Natalie Winkelfoos and senior captain Chris Pickens agree—his excitement for the program made him the strongest candidate. “From the beginning, Andrew had a lot of enthusiasm for Oberlin,” said Winkelfoos.  “He understood this place.” Brabson’s move to Oberlin came under unusual circumstances. This summer, the swimming and diving team received some startling news: Their head coach had decided to move to a different school. The long swim season begins in September...

First-Years Make Big Splash in NCAC Championships

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

The Yeomen and Yeowomen swimmers concluded their impressive season with record-breaking performances at the North Coast Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships last week. The first record-setting time came from first-years Jillian Sarazen, Olivia Degitz, Deirdre Haren and Samma Regan in the 200-yard freestyle relay. That same night, Sarazen, sophomore Simone Christen and first-years Lauren Wong and Mia Wallace set the record in the 400-yard medley relay. The next day, Wong, Haren, Sarazen and Degitz continued their domination in the 200-meter medley relay. On the final day of competition Regan broke the record in the 200-meter breaststroke while fellow first-year Marshall Waller clocked in at 1 minute...

What You Missed: Winter Term Recap

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Track and Field, Varsity Spring, Varsity Winter

Swimming and Diving: Women: The Yeowomen went 3–2 this Winter Term, with major victories against John Carroll University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Notre Dame College. In both meets, the underclassmen showed their competitors that they were not to be overlooked. Against John Carroll, sophomore Ellen Drake started the night strong with a first-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. In both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, the Yeowomen went one- two-three to solidify the win. Sophomore diver Adrian Ziaggi also won the one-meter dive to wrap up an excellent night for the Yeowomen. The first-years continued their winning style against Notre Dame and Ohio Wesleyan in their final home meet. The fir...

Yeowomen Second, Yeomen Third in Home Invite

Kate Hanick, Staff Writer

December 7, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

The Oberlin swim teams hosted Centre College and Ohio Wesleyan University this past weekend in a two-day invitational. The men finished in third and the women in second behind Centre College. The women ended day one ahead of the pack but fell behind in day two, ending a mere 19 points behind Centre. Oberlin divers ruled the board with sophomore Chris McLauchlan and juniors Jordan Attwood and Rhys Hertafeld all finishing first, second and third respectively in the three-meter dive, along with sophomore Adrian Ziaggi ending with 185.13 points in the three-meter. With pent-up intensity and each team chanting its pump-up routine, which included OWU’s strange use of an orange highway cylinder, and, of course, Oberlin’s...

Swimming and Diving Suffers First Defeat

Swimming and Diving Suffers First Defeat

November 16, 2012

The swimming and diving team suffered its first defeat of the season as it fell to the Case Western Reserve University Spartans in the final round of the Greater Cleveland Championship at Carr Pool this past Saturday, Nov. 10. The loss put the team’s record at 3–1 for the season. The Oberlin men and women combined had 212 points, but that wasn’t enough to overcome the Spartans’ 379 points. The meet was dual scored, which means that the men’s and the women’s scores were added together....

Splash ‘N Dash Triathlon Sets Sights on Community Outreach

Samantha Dudzinski

April 27, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

The swimming and diving team is hosting its Splash ’N Dash triathlon, set for Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. beginning at Philips Gymnasium. The Splash ’N Dash consists of a sprint triathlon involving 500 yards of swimming in Carr Pool, a 20-kilometer bike ride towards Lake Erie and a 5-kilometer run along the Oberlin cross country trail. It is open to community members and Oberlin staff as well as students. One of the unique features of the Splash ’N Dash is that it can be completed individually or as a team of three. Last year, the individual winner was current senior Benjamin Schild, while the team award went to current sophomore swim team members Chris Pickens, Isaac Bacon and Rob McConky, also known as Chrispy...

To Nationals And Back: With Chris McLauchlan

Molly Bloom, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

First-year diving phenom Chris McLauchlan blew away his competition at the Division III NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis from March 21–23. McLauchlan notched not one but two All-American spots by finishing seventh in both the 3-meter and 1-meter dives, adding to the College’s impressive swimming and diving pedigree by becoming its 23rd All-American. The Review sat down to talk with the dynamic first-year about making a splash on the D-III scene, dance and his teammates. How did College nationals rank as a diving experience? I competed in age-group nationals when I was 14, so I have had some experience with it before, but this is college so it is a lot more interesting. It was the Olympic tr...

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