Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Prepare for MIAA Championships
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships will take place this week at Jenison High School beginning Wednesday night and continuing on through Saturday evening with morning prelims set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and championship finals set for the evening each night. On Wednesday, the finals of the 800 freestyle relay for men and women will take place along with the prelims for the men’s one-meter diving competition.
CALVIN SWIMMING AND DIVING NOTES:
*Senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) is the two-time defending champion in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. A Calvin swimmer has won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events the last seven years.
*Senior Samantha Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) is the two-time defending champion on the one-meter diving board. She was the 2011 champion on the three-meter board.
*Sophomore Erika Waugh (Berne, IN/South Adams HS) is the defending champion in the 200 backstroke.
*Calvin is the defending champion in the 200 freestyle relay and has won the event 7 of the last 8 years.
*Calvin is the defending champion in the 200 medley relay and has won the event 5 of the last 6 years.
*The Calvin women have won the last eight MIAA titles and are currently ranked 20th in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America Division III Top 20 poll.
*On the men’s side, senior Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN/Northridge HS) is the defending MIAA champion in the 100 butterfly.
*The Calvin men have finished in fourth place at the MIAA Championships the last six years. Calvin is seeking to finish in the top three for the first time since the 2006 MIAA Championships.