The 2021-22 slate for the Valpo swimming program gets underway later this month, as the team announced its schedule today.
Five members of the Valpo men’s swimming program were named to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the league Thursday.
Valpo junior Derek Eidson (Ventura, Calif./Ventura) received postseason recognition from the Summit League on Monday as he was one of 16 swimmers named to the Men’s Swimming Academic All-League Team for their prowess both in the pool and in the classroom.
Valpo men’s swimming junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) broke an individual program record for the third time in as many days and the Valpo men closed the Summit League Championships Saturday evening with a record swim in the 400 free relay, capping a meet which saw the team set seven program records.
For the first time since 2002, the Valpo men’s swimming team boasts a league champion swimmer, as junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) touched the wall first with a record swim in the 200-free Friday at the Summit League Championships in West Fargo, N.D. Junior Billy Bennett (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) also broke a program record en route to All-League honors in the 100-breaststroke.
The Valpo men’s swimming team kicked off day one of the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday with three program-record swims. It started with a school-record swim in the 50-free preliminary round by junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central), while the night session featured a pair of new program records in relay events.
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams closed out the regular season Saturday at Southern Illinois, with the men competing in a dual meet against Eastern Illinois and the women competing in a tri-meet. Valpo’s effort was led by sophomore Gus Rytting (Houston, Texas/Lamar), who picked up a pair of event victories in the breaststroke events.