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Avon and Amherst Steele Receive Weekly Swimming and Diving Awards

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Following meets on January 10th – January 16th the boys and girls swimmers/divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Mallory MacKay (Jr)
Avon
MacKay picked up three event wins in Avon’s senior day victory over Berea-Midpark.  The junior broke the Avon record in the 500 freestyle.  She was a finalist in all four events at the Northeast Classic over the weekend.  MacKay placed seventh in the 200 freestyle, .05 seconds off the top time in the Northwest District this season.  She placed 17th in the 100 freestyle with a new NW District leading time.  MacKay was also a member of Avon’s 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams which eclipsed the Avon school records and Lorain County Division 1 records.

Other Notable Performances

Olivia Slivinski (So), Avon Lake
Returning from knee surgery, Slivinski won the 500 freestyle and the 200 freestyle as well as being a member of the 200 freestyle relay team in Avon Lake’s win over Olmsted Falls.  The Shoregals finished their dual meet season with only one loss on the year.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Ethan Belak (Sr)
Amherst Steele
Ethan Belak broke a 20 year Amherst Steele school record the other night when he earned first place in diving against Olmsted Falls.  Belak even filled in and took second in the 100 breaststroke and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay team.

 

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Avon and Avon Lake Receive Weekly Swimming and Diving Awards

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Following meets on January 3rd – January 9th the boys and girls swimmers/divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Alex Downing (So)
Avon
Downing picked up eight event wins in Avon’s double dual with Olmsted Falls and Strongsville.  In the victories, Downing broke the North Olmsted Recreation Pool record in the 100 butterfly.

Other Notable Performances

Grace Grove (Fr), Amherst Steele
The Comet freshman took second in the 100 butterfly, first in the 100 backstroke and was on the winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay at Saturday’s Eagle Open.

Bella Pfeil (So), Avon Lake
Pfeil earned her first diving victory in Avon Lake’s team win over Sandusky Perkins with her score of 233.8.

Abby Calaway (Sr), Berea-Midpark
Three meets in five days, Calaway racked up 11 first place finishes out of 12 races.  The senior set the Berea-Midpark record in the 100 freestyle with her time of 54.46.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Joe Swain (Jr)
Avon Lake
Swain won all four of his events, helping the Shoremen win the Eagle Open on Saturday.  The junior set a new pool record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:46.23.  He finished the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.2 and his 100 freestyle split as the lead-off in the winning 400 freestyle relay was a 50.6.

Other Notable Performances

Evan Kehoe (Fr), Berea-Midpark
Berea-Midpark’s freshman won 11 of 12 races last week swimming against Fairview Park, Valley Forge and Elyria.

Brady Link (So), Olmsted Falls
Link was undefeated last week in winning the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle against Avon as well as swimming on the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.  Link was an individual champion in the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke Saturday at the Eagle Open.

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Avon Lake and North Ridgeville Receive Weekly Swimming and Diving Awards

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Following meets on December 13th – December 20th the boys and girls swimmers/divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Emma Schumm (Sr)
Avon Lake
Schumm has won all but one diving contest this winter, as the senior continues to shine for the Shoregals.  Last week against Elyria, Schumm had her best score of the season, posting a score of 247.5 against Elyria.

Other Notable Performances

Bridget Kurtzweil (Jr), Avon
Kurtzweil picked up two wins in Avon’s dual with Sandusky.  Over the weekend the Eagles competed at the Northwest Classic Meet in Bowling Green where Kurtweil picked up two more victories as well as some broken records.  She broke the meet record as part of the winning 200 Medley Relay team and broke the Avon High School record in the 200 IM.  The junior also finished second in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 200 Freestyle Relay.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Andrew Margolin (Jr)
North Ridgeville
North Ridgeville’s Andrew Margolin set a new school record in the 400M Freestyle last week to etch his name into the Ranger record books.

Other Notable Performances

Nick Haven (Jr), Avon Lake
In the last three meets, Haven has won every one of his events and has helped the Shoremen relay teams to six first place finishes.

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Avon and Olmsted Falls Receive Weekly Swimming and Diving Awards

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Following meets on December 6th – December 12th the boys and girls swimmers/divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Rayna Swope (Jr)
Avon
The Avon junior finished the week with nine wins and three second place finishes in the Eagles’ victories over Avon Lake, Chardon and Solon this past week.  Swope set PRs in the 50 Butterfly (27.2), the 100 Butterfly (1:01.2) and the 100 Backstroke (1:02.3) to guide Avon.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Jackson Stump (So)
Olmsted Falls
Stump set a new Olmsted Falls record by 1.5 seconds in the 100 Butterfly on way to sweeping four events in wins over North Ridgeville and Elyria.  The sophomore won the 100 Backstroke and was a part of the winning 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay.

Other Notable Performances

Grant Higgins (So), Avon
Higgins broke Avon’s diving record with a 232.20 in his performance against Avon Lake.  Th sophomore broke the record by 23 points.

Andrew Margolin (Jr), North Ridgeville
Margolin won five events this week (200 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly) for the Rangers.

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Avon and Avon Lake Receive Weekly Swimming and Diving Awards

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Following meets on November 29th – December 5th the boys and girls swimmers/divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Alex Downing (So)
Avon
Downing won all four of her events at the Chardon Hilltopper Invitational to help Avon to a team win in the 33 team field.  The sophomore brook meet records in both the 100 Butterfly (58.09) and 50 Butterfly (26.29)

Other Notable Performances

Sierra Dorobek (Jr) Amherst Steele
The junior won both of her individual events and led both the 200 and 400 Freestyle relays to victories over Avon Lake and North Ridgeville this week.

Abby Calaway (Sr) Berea-Midpark
Calaway won all four of her individual events this week (200&100 Free) against Olmsted Falls (50 & 500 Free) and Avon Lake.  The senior broke her school record in the 200 Freestyle and tied the school record in the 50 Freestyle.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Joe Swain (Jr)
Avon Lake
Swain won all of his events in back to back meets over a 20 hour span.  The junior set a school record in the 100 Backstroke (53.25) and set a new Berea Pool record.

Other Notable Performances

Ethan Barker (Sr), Berea-Midpark
Barker helped Berea-Midpark defeat Olmsted Falls by winning his individual events (200 & 500 Freestyle) while swimming a vital leg in both winning 200 and 100 Freestyle relays.  The senior won the 500 Freestyle against Avon Lake on Friday night.

Brady Link (So), Olmsted Falls
Link swam five different events over two meets.  He won the 100 Backstroke and 200 IM against Berea-Midpark.  Over the weekend he posted season best times in four events at the Chardon Hilltopper Invitational at Spire, including the 200 Freestyle, 100IM and the 100 Butterfly.

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2020-21 Swimming and Diving All-Southwestern Conference Honors

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The Southwestern Conference has announced the 2020-21 swimming and diving individual award winners and All-Southwestern Conference teams, as selected by the Championship Meet results and conference coaches. Avon’s Alex Downing and Westlake’s Luke Heberle were named the Most Valuable Swimmers. Adam Crabtree of Avon was named the SWC Girls Coaches of the Year while Olmsted Falls’ Rich Szczepinski was named the Boys Coach of the Year.

2020-21 Girls Swimming and Diving All-Southwestern Conference Honors

Most Valuable Swimmer
Alex Downing
– Avon

Coach of the Year
Adam Crabtree – Avon

First Team All-Southwestern Conference
One Meter Diving – Casey Schmidt – Olmsted Falls
200 Yard Medley Relay – Mallory Mackay, Bridget Kurtzweil, Rayna Swope, Eva Molenaar – Avon
200 Yard Freestyle – Alex Downing – Avon
200 Yard IM – Bridget Kurtzweil – Avon
50 Yard Freestyle – Sierra Dorobek – Amherst Steele
100 Yard Butterfly – Alex Downing – Avon
100 Yard Freestyle – Mallory Mackay – Avon
500 Yard Freestyle – Sierra Dorobek – Amherst Steele
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Mallory Mackay, Bridget Kurtzweil, Paige Kay, Alex Downing – Avon
100 Yard Backstroke – Eva Molenaar – Avon
100 Yard Breaststroke – Bridget Kurtzweil – Avon
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – Paige Kay, Rayna Swope, Eva Molenaar, Alex Downing – Avon

Second Team All-Southwestern Conference
One Meter Diving – Grace Kelsheimer – Westlake
200 Yard Medley Relay – Maggie Tobin, Emilie Tobin, Sydney Peer, Julia Houser – Westlake
200 Yard Freestyle – Olivia Slivinski – Avon Lake
200 Yard IM – Katie Williams – Avon Lake
50 Yard Freestyle – Mallory Mackay – Avon
100 Yard Butterfly – Rayna Swope – Avon
100 Yard Freestyle – Abby Calaway – Berea-Midpark
500 Yard Freestyle – Olivia Slivinski – Avon Lake
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Emilie Tobin, Maggie Tobin, Sydney Peer, Julia Houser – Westlake
100 Yard Backstroke – Rayna Swope – Avon
100 Yard Breastroke – Bree Lumpkin – Avon Lake & Violet Siftar – Avon
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – Olivia Slivinski, Emily Hauck, Abigail Okuma, Katie Williams – Avon Lake

Honorable Mention All-Southwestern Conference
Amherst Steele
Mackenzie Molnar, Emma Sekerak

Avon
Jane Rini, Hannah Trombetto

Avon Lake
Olivia Slivinski, Katie Williams

Berea-Midpark
Mackenzie Black, Bella Willet

North Olmsted
Elisabeth Davis, Elena Kobak

North Ridgeville
Madison Groppe, Lauren Steinbrunner

Olmsted Falls
Lillie Katsaras, Grace Kolesar

Westlake
Lindsay Burrows, Anna Curtis


2020-21 Boys Swimming and Diving All-Southwestern Conference Honors

Most Valuable Swimmer
Luke Heberle – Westlake

Coach of the Year
Rich Szczepinski – Olmsted Falls

First Team All-Southwestern Conference
One Meter Diving – Ethan Belak – Amherst Steele
200 Yard Medley Relay – Shane Quinn, Liam Pirnat, Luke Heberle, Landon Clarke – Westlake
200 Yard Freestyle – Joe Swain – Avon Lake
200 Yard IM – Evan Bolton – Olmsted Falls
50 Yard Freestyle – Luke Heberle – Westlake
100 Yard Butterfly – Andrew Margolin – North Ridgeville
100 Yard Freestyle – Luke Heberle – Westlake
500 Yard Freestyle – Joe Swain – Avon Lake
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Justin Farmer, Michael Petrillo, Ethan Belak, Chase Aruskevicius – Amherst Steele
100 Yard Backstroke – Chase Aruskevicius – Amherst Steele
100 Yard Breaststroke – Evan Hammerschmidt – Avon
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – Justin Farmer, Michael Petrillo, Ethan Belak, Chase Aruskevicius – Amherst Steele

Second Team All-Southwestern Conference
One Meter Diving – Kyle Hammond – Berea-Midpark
200 Yard Medley Relay – Michael Wilson, Evan Hammerschmidt, Ryan Urban, Ryan Hammerschmidt – Avon
200 Yard Freestyle – Michael Petrillo – Amherst Steele
200 Yard IM – Evan Hammerschmidt – Avon
50 Yard Freestyle – Jackson Stump – Olmsted Falls
100 Yard Butterfly – Ryan Urban – Avon
100 Yard Freestyle – Jackson Stump – Olmsted Falls
500 Yard Freestyle – Michael Petrillo – Amherst Steele
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Jackson Stump, Tyler Delap, Brady Link, Evan Bolton – Olmsted Falls & Joe Brown, Elijah Harbaugh, Landon Clarke, Luke Heberle – Westlake
100 Yard Backstroke – Brady Link – Olmsted Falls
100 Yard Breaststroke – Evan Bolton – Olmsted Falls
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – Nick Haven, Quinn Kroneker, Riley King, Joe Swain – Avon Lake

Honorable Mention All-Southwestern Conference
Amherst Steele
Jaden Orlandi, Christopher Turner

Avon
Michael Halligan, Jack Tindera

Avon Lake
Tyler Grabowski, Nick Haven

Berea-Midpark
Ethan Barker, Roman Wentzel

North Olmsted
Jonah Gilchrest, Nathan Wenger

North Ridgeville
Brendan Corrigan, Stephen Watt

Olmsted Falls
Brady Link, Josh Wickert

Westlake
Ryan Forshey, Hamza Said

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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors 2/8-2/14

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Following swim meets on February 8th-14th swimmers and divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Sarah Tomasch (Jr)
Olmsted Falls

Tomasch swam four lifetime bests to qualify to Districts in all four events. The junior dropped seven seconds in her 200 freestyle and 28 seconds in her 500 freestyle to advance to the OHSAA District Meet. Tomasch also led off the 200 and 400 freestyle relays in lifetime best times.

Other notable performances:

Mallory Mackay (So), Avon
Mackay won three events (200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay) at Avon’s half of the Lakewood sectional meet. The sophomore was second in the 200 freestyle relay and broke school records in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Tyler Delap (Sr)
Olmsted Falls
Delap set personal records to qualify to the OHSAA district meet in the 50 and 100 freestyle individually for the first time. The senior also led off the qualifying 200 and 400 freestyle relays, helping the Bulldogs’  200 freestyle relay team set a new school record.

Other notable performances:

Michael Wilson (Sr), Avon
Wilson set four personal best times at the Lakewood sectional meet. The senior qualified for the Northwest district meet for the first time. Wilson will compete next week in the 200 medley relay, 100 backstroke, and 400 freestyle relays.

 

 

 

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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors 1/25-1/31

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Following swim meets on January 25th-31st swimmers and divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Alex Downing (Fr)
Avon

Downing won four events at the 2021 SWC Swimming and Diving Championship over the weekend, helping the Eagles win the title.  The freshman broke a Westlake Recreation Center Pool record in her victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.85.

Co-Male Swimmer/Divers of the Week
Evan Hammerschmidt (Sr)
Avon
Hammerschmidt won the 100 breaststroke Saturday at the SWC Swimming and Diving Championship.  The senior also finished second in the 200 IM.  He was a part of the second place 200 medley relay team and swam a leg in the fifth place 400 freestyle relay.

Evan Bolton (Sr)
Olmsted Falls
The senior finished first in the 200 IM at the SWC Swimming and Diving Championship.  Bolton also claimed second place in the 100 breaststroke.  He helped the Bulldogs finish runner-up in the 200 freestyle relay and third in the 400 freestyle relay.

 

 

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Avon and Avon Lake Share 2021 Southwestern Conference Boys Swimming and Diving Title

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2021 SWC Championship Meet Results

Avon and Avon Lake claimed the 2021 Southwestern Conference Boys Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday at the Westlake City Recreation Center.

At the SWC championship meet, Avon collected 270 total points throughout the two-day event. Avon Lake finished second after collecting 257 points and Westlake was third with 228 points.  The Eagles took home titles in one of the 12 events at the Championship and had three second place finishes.

In the regular season, Avon Lake finished the year with a perfect 8-0 conference record.  The conference championship is determined by the regular season finish as well as the SWC championship meet.  With the Eagles and the Shoremen finishing first and second in both categories, the two teams share the 2020-21 SWC Boys Swimming and Diving title.

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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors 1/18-1/24

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Following swim meets on January 18th-24th swimmers and divers of the week for the Southwestern Conference were announced this afternoon. Below are this week’s honorees:

Female Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Abby Calaway (Jr)
Berea-Midpark

Calway was a perfect four-for-four last week in Berea-Midpark’s clash with Olmsted Falls.  The junior was part of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams, won the 100 freestyle with a time of 56.51 and set a school record in the 200 freestyle with her winning time of 2:00.74.

Other Notable Performances

Paige Kay (Sr), Avon
Kay helped the Eagles go 7-0 in the SWC by swimming on both winning relay teams and finishing in second in the 500 freestyle.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Ryan Hammerschmidt (Sr)
Avon
Hammerschmidt is swimming strong at the right time of the year.  The senior set three personal bests (200 IM, 100 breaststroke, 50 free split) in the water last week on his way to four event wins.

Other Notable Performances

Brady Link (Fr), Olmsted Falls
Link helped lead the Bulldogs to a win over Berea-Midpark by winning the 200 IM, swimming on the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays, and finishing second in the 100 butterfly.

 

 

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