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).
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.
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.
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.
Valpo freshman swimmer Emma Schmidt (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley) was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Swimmer of the Week on Wednesday after pacing the Beacons in three individual events last Saturday in a dual meet 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.
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.
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 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.