Valpo Wraps Up MAC Championships With Multitude of Top-10 Swims
A four-day stretch which has seen massive movement in the record book for Valpo men’s swimming reached its apex on Saturday at the final day of the MAC Championships, as the Beacons combined for 15 top-10 times in program history.
Oostman Finals Appearance, More Top-10 Swims Highlight Third Day at MAC Championships
Valpo men’s swimming freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) earned a finals appearance Friday in the 400 IM, while the Beacons had a total of seven top-10 swims in program history on the third day of competition at the 2023 Mid-American Conference Championships in Oxford, Ohio.
Men’s Swimming Continues MAC Championships Thursday
The Valpo men’s swimming team put together three more swims which cracked the program’s all-time best on Thursday as the Beacons continued competition at the 2023 Mid-American Conference Championships in Oxford, Ohio.
Men’s Swimming Opens MAC Championships Wednesday
The Valpo men’s swimming team kicked off the Mid-American Conference Championships on Wednesday from Oxford, Ohio. On the first of four days of competition, the Beacons had a relay crack the program’s top-10 all-time in the event, while a number of individuals had time trial swims that ranked among the program’s all-time best as well.
Five Valpo Swimmers Named Academic All-District
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams combined to have five swimmers recognized as Academic All-District honorees as College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) released its swimming Academic All-District rolls on Tuesday.
Men’s Swimming Closes Regular Season Against Ball State
The Valpo men’s swimming team capped off regular season competition on Friday evening at the Valparaiso Aquatic Center, facing off with Ball State in dual meet action.
Valpo Swim Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams were named Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA), as announced by the organization Thursday.
Swimming Competes at Butler Invitational Sunday
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams traveled downstate on Sunday, competing at the Butler Invitational in Fishers, Ind. For the women, Sunday’s competition served as their final meet prior to February’s MVC Championships.
Swimming Completes Busy Weekend Saturday at SLU
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams closed out a busy 24-hour stretch on Saturday afternoon with double-dual meet action against Saint Louis and Little Rock in St. Louis, Mo.
Men’s Swimming Earns Win Over Wabash
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams continued preparations for their respective conference championships on Friday as the Beacons welcomed Eastern Illinois and Wabash to the Valparaiso Aquatic Center. The men’s squad split the double dual, defeating Wabash as freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) earned an individual event win and led off a relay win as well.
Women’s Swimming Earns Victory as Valpo Hosts Senior Meet
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams held their annual Senior Meet Friday evening at the Valparaiso Aquatic Center, honoring the members of the program’s senior class. When the competition hit the pool, the women’s squad earned a dual meet win over Rose-Hulman, emerging victorious in all but one event, while the men claimed five event victories.
Swimming Concludes Fall Semester Action Friday
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams finished out fall competition on Friday evening in a home meet at the Valparaiso Aquatic Center, as the Beacons welcomed the Lewis men’s and women’s teams and the Butler women’s squad. The night was highlighted by event wins from Garrett Hoppman (Midland, Texas/Midland) and Ricky Helmboldt (Tucson, Ariz./Arizona Connections Academy).
Beacons Post Plethora of Top-10 Times on Final Day of A3 Performance Invitational
Numerous Valpo swimmers found their way into the program’s record books on Saturday as the Beacons concluded the A3 Performance Invitational in Carbondale, Ill.
Swimming Continues A3 Performance Invitational
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams continued competition from Southern Illinois at the A3 Performance Invitational on Friday, highlighted by four swims which impacted the Beacons’ record books.
Oostman Sets 200 IM Record as Valpo Swimming Opens A3 Performance Invitational
Valpo swimming freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) lowered the program’s record in the 200 IM on Thursday, one of six efforts from the Beacons to crack the program’s record books as Valpo kicked off the A3 Performance Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. on Thursday.
Oostman Repeats as MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week
Valpo men’s swimming freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) repeated as the MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week following his performance last weekend at Green Bay.
Pollard, Oostman Earn Wins For Swimming at Green Bay
Bridget Pollard (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) and Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) earned event victories on Saturday as the Valpo swimming team competed in a dual meet at Green Bay.
Oostman Named MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week
Following a tremendous start to his collegiate career, Valpo men’s swimming freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) was tabbed the Mid-American Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week today.
Swimming Continues Fall Schedule at Eastern Illinois Saturday
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams continued the fall semester slate Saturday afternoon as the Beacons competed at a tri-meet at Eastern Illinois with Bellarmine. The day was highlighted by sophomore Andrew Berzai (South Bend, Ind./Mishawaka Marian) touching the wall first in the 200 breaststroke.
Swimming Makes Home Season Debut Friday
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams made their respective season debuts at home at the Valparaiso Aquatic Center on Friday evening as the Beacons faced off against Evansville in a dual meet. The evening was highlighted by freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion) taking first place on the men’s side in the 200 IM.
Valpo Men Top Southern Indiana as Swimming Opens 2022-23 Season
Valpo Swimming kicked off the 2022-23 season on Saturday afternoon with a dual meet at Southern Indiana, and the Beacon men emerged victorious in the season opener. The highlight of the day was the swimming of freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy), who earned three individual event wins in his first collegiate meet.
Valpo Announces 2022-23 Swimming Schedule
Valpo swimming head coach Maggie Kroemer announced the program’s schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 campaign Friday afternoon, a slate which includes five home competitions at the Valparaiso Aquatic Center.
Swimming Welcomes Graduate Assistant Tonya Guryeva
Valpo swimming head coach Maggie Kroemer announced today that Tonya Guryeva will join the program as a graduate assistant for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Guryeva spent the last five years swimming collegiately at Saginaw Valley State and Fresno State.