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2020-21 Swimming and Diving All-Southwestern Conference Honors

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

SWC

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

SWC

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 Wins 2021 Southwestern Conference Girls Swimming & Diving Championships

2021 SWC Championship Meet Results

Avon claimed the 2021 Southwestern Conference Girls Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday at the Westlake Recreation Center.

Avon collected 397 total points throughout the two-day event. Avon Lake finished second after collecting 316.5 points and Westlake was third with 200 points.  The Eagles took home titles in nine of 12 events and finished in second in three at the Championship.

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

SWC

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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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors 1/11-1/17

SWC

Following swim meets on January 11th-17th 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
Bridget Kurtzweil (So)
Avon

Kurtzweil helped set two school records for the Eagles in the medley relay (1:51.55) and the 4oo freestyle relay (3:45.89) at the Viking Invitational.  She also had personal bests i the 200 IM (2:13.46) and the 100 backstroke (59.28), making the finals in all four events.

Other Notable Performances

Lillie Katsaras (Jr), Olmsted Falls
The junior recorded two personal bests in the 200 and 500 freestyle last week to win both events against Avon Lake.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Evan Bolton (Sr)
Olmsted Falls
Bolton won all four of his events against Avon Lake last week, helping the Bulldogs post their best medley and 400 relay times of the season.

Other Notable Performances

Evan Hammerschmidt (Sr), Avon
The senior set a personal best in the 100 breaststroke at the Viking Invitational (1:02.42) and securing the best breaststroke time in the SWC this winter by nine seconds.

 

 

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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors 1/4-1/10

SWC

Following swim meets on January 4th-10th 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 won 3 individual events on the week winning the 200IM against North Olmsted and North Ridgeville and both the 100 and 200 Freestyle against Amherst Steele to help the Bulldogs go 3-0 on the week.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Justin Farmer (Sr)
Amherst-Steele
Two individual event wins and two relay wins, Farmer helped paced the Comets.  The senior won both the 50 and 100 Freestyle against Olmsted Falls this past week, and was a member of both winning 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle Relay teams.

Other Notable Performances

Ryan Flaherty (So), Avon
The sophomore diver set a new Avon school record with his performance last week at Berea-Midpark High School.

Jackson Stump (Fr), Olmsted Falls
Stump won five individual events in three meets last week.  The freshman won the 100 Butterfly against Strongsville, both the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Breaststroke against North Olmsted and North Ridgeville, and then capped the week off with victories in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly against Amherst Steele.

 

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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors 12/28-1/3

SWC

Following swim meets on December 28th-January 3rd 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
Eva Molenaar (Fr)
Avon

Molenaar had six wins on the week for the Eagles.  Against Wadsworth, the freshman swam a leg both the winning 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay.  Against Avon Lake, Molenaar won both of her individual events (50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke) and her relay team won the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Other Notable Performances

Abby Calaway (Jr), Berea-Midpark
Calaway won both of her individual events against Brunswick (200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke) while helping Berea-Midpark’s 200 Freestyle Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay teams finish in second place.

Lillie Katsaras (Jr), Olmsted Falls
Katsaras remains undefeated this season in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 backstroke, winning again this past week.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Ryan Urban (Sr)
Avon
Urban picked up two individual event wins against Wadsworth in the Eagles 85-85 tie with the Grizzles.  Against SWC rival Avon Lake, the senior earned four wins on the night.  Individually he won the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Backstroke on top of swimming in two winning relay events.

Other Notable Performances

Roman Wentzel (Sr), Berea-Midpark
The senior swimmer for the Titans won both the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle and helped Berea-Midpark’s 200 Freestyle Relay team and the 400 Freestyle Relay team to victory over Brunswick.

 

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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors 12/21-12/27

SWC

Following swim meets on December 21st-27th 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
Elisabeth Davis (So)
North Olmsted

Davis set a personal best in her diving performance on the week, scoring 233 on her dives.

Other Notable Performances

Makenzie Black (Fr), Berea-Midpark
The freshman swimmer won both of her individual events (100 Backstroke, 100 Butterfly) and set personal records in her leg of the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay, both second place finishes for the Titans.

Casey Schmidt (Sr), Olmsted Falls
Schmidt scored a season best score of 225.95 in diving to help the Bulldogs defeat Avon.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Justin Farmer (Sr)
Amherst Steele
Farmer won both the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Breaststroke while also being a member on the Comets winning 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay teams.

Other Notable Performances

Jacob Hoessle (Sr), Berea-Midpark
The senior swimmer for the Titans won the 200 Freestyle and helped Berea-Midpark’s 200 Freestyle Relay team to victory.  Hoessle finished second in the 100 Backstroke and his 400 Freestyle Relay Team finished second against Amherst Steele.

Jackson Stump (Fr), Olmsted Falls
In his first varsity meet, Stump won both of his individual events and also anchored the Bulldogs’ winning 400 Freestyle Relay team.

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Southwestern Conference Swimmers and Divers of the Week Honors

SWC

Following swim meets on December 14th-20th 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
Sierra Dorobek (So)
Amherst Steele

Dorobek finished first in both of her individual events (200 IM, 100 Breaststroke) and was a member of both A relay teams against Avon Lake.

Other Notable Performances

Madison Groppe (Sr), North Ridgeville
The senior swimmer set a new school record for the Rangers in their meet against Avon.

Male Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Joe Swain (So)
Avon Lake
Due to rescheduling, the Avon Lake Shoremen had two meets in a 14 hour span.  Swain competed in the 500m freestyle both days.  On Saturday against Amherst Steele, Swain swam the 500 in 4:58.  On Sunday morning against the Rangers of North Ridgeville, Swain finished the 500m race in 5:01.

Other Notable Performances

Stephen Watt (So), North Ridgeville
Watt set two North Ridgeville High School records (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) in their meet against Avon this week.

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