The Oberlin Review

Athletic Programs Must Open Dialogue on Eating Disorders

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018

Editor's Note: This article contains discussion of eating disorders. I told myself that less was more. As a swimmer, you always try to shave off time. Downsizing the time stamp in the pool is the mark of success for a swimmer — looking at the score board after a race and finding that I dropped time certainly made the endless hours and laps and exhaustion well worth it. But living by the doctrine of “less is more” is dangerous. It ruined my student-athlete career. I had been a competitive swimmer since I was 10 years old. I made my way to becoming captain of my high school and club teams before college, and the growth, values, and community I found in swimming are things I still consider integral to who I...

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...

Yeowomen Prevail, Yeomen Fall to Spartans

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 ...

Yeomen, Yeowomen Split Back-to-Back Meets

Abby Weiss

November 7, 2014

The swimming and diving team opened its North Coast Athletic Conference play against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday, Nov. 1 with tough losses on both the men’s and women’s sides, falling 166–93 and 153–135 respectively. The dual losses move the team to a 1–1 overall record. Preceding Saturday’s contest against the Fighting Scots, the Yeomen and Yeowomen took on the Hiram College Terriers at home on Friday night. Oberlin easily moved past Hiram with a 144–71 victory on the women’s side and a 133–84 sweep on the men’s side. However, the encouraging win over Hiram notwithstanding, sophomore Nils Gudbranson said the team was anxious going into Saturday’s event. “Going into [the] Woo...

Yeoswimmers Head to the NCAC Championships

Sloane Garelick

February 7, 2014

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...

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