Swimming Concludes Fall Semester Competition Friday
Friday, December 1, 2023
Swimming Concludes Fall Semester Competition Friday
Olivia Tressler paced Valpo in a pair of events Friday.

The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams concluded their fall semester competition schedule on Friday at the Valparaiso Aquatic Complex, as the men took on Lewis in a dual meet and the women faced Butler and Lewis in a tri-meet.

How It Happened

  • The men had a swimmer crack the program’s all-time best on Friday, as sophomore Luke Snider (Germantown, Tenn./Memphis University School) placed second in the 50 fly in a time of 23.82 —fifth-fastest in program history.
  • Two Valpo men led the team in multiple events. Sophomore Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) paced the Beacons in three individual swims — the 50 back, which he placed second in with a time of 24.84, the 100 back (53.19) and the 200 IM, where he posted a runner-up finish with a time of 1:57.56.
  • Sophomore Anthony Martin (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) led the Valpo contingent in the sprints, recording the team’s top time in both the 50 free (21.96) and the 100 free (47.98).
  • On the women’s side, four different Valpo swimmers led the team in two events apiece. Freshman Roxanne Adams (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico/Homeschooled) placed third in the 100 breast with a time of 1:11.21 and also paced Valpo in the 50 breast (32.07).
  • The three other Beacon women to pace the squad in multiple events did so in two different disciplines. Freshman Olivia Tressler (Las Vegas, Nev./Desert Oasis) topped the team in the 200 free (2:05.90) and the 200 IM (2:19.06).
  • Freshman Kailyn Benoit (Sussex, Wis./Hamilton) led the way for Valpo in the 100 fly (1:01.37) and the 500 free (5:38.61).
  • Freshman Gretchen Schmierer Knust (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission South) paced the Beacons in the 100 back (1:03.61) and the 50 fly (28.83).
  • The Valpo men fell to Lewis in dual meet action, 199-63, while the women dropped dual meet decisions to both Lewis (190-72) and Butler (194.5-67.5).

Next Up

Valpo returns to the pool in 2024 when it heads to Rose-Hulman on Friday, January 12.