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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...

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...

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...

Yeomen, Yeowomen Gear Up for NCAC Meet

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 ...

In the Locker Room with Sarah Biasello and Andrew Brabson

In the Locker Room with Sarah Biasello and Andrew Brabson

December 12, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with Head Swimming and Diving Coach Andrew Brabson and Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach Sarah Biasello to discuss what it’s like being a young coach, how they’ve adjusted to life at Oberlin and at what time they get up in the morning. How has the season gone thus far? Andrew Brabson: So far, the season has gone extremely well. Training-wise and meet-wise, we’re way ahead of where we were last year. I think the midseason invite we had last week was a clear i...

Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Second at Fredonia Invitational

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...

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

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...

Successful Swimming and Diving Season Comes to an End

Successful Swimming and Diving Season Comes to an End

February 21, 2014

After successful seasons, the Swimming and Diving Team traveled to Denison University this past weekend for the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving championships.  The Yeomen finished fifth with a total of 683 points, the Yeomen finished fifth, while the Yeowomen finished seventh with a total of 772 points. The Yeowomen ended their regular season without a loss a remarkable feat considering that their former coach, Mark Fino, unexpectedly left Oberlin in August to coach at John...

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