swimming

courtesy / gvsuathletics.com

GVSU's Harry Shalamon swims his way to first individual national championship

 Grand Valley State took to the 2019 NCAA DII Swimming & Diving Championships in Indianapolis from March 13 to 16, where junior Harry Shalamon swam in the 200 back race with the time of 1:42.46, earning his first individual national championship title. Shalamon’s hard work paid off that Saturday when he broke his previous 2018 NCAA DII record of 1:44.73 in the 200 back. Through increasing his weight training, focusing on his endurance and working with the freestyle team, he was able to shave off two point twenty-seven seconds off of his time. 

READ MORE 
GVL / Matt Read. The GVSU Swim Team Participating in a meet on Saturday, January 13th @ the Recreation Center.

GVSU swimming and diving hope to repeat success at GLIAC Championship

It’s been a long road for the Grand Valley State swimming and diving teams, but this week is the time to shift gears and focus. GVSU will be competing in the GLIAC Championship in Jenison, Michigan, from Wednesday, Feb 14, till Saturday, Feb. 17. Both the men’s and the women’s teams hope to repeat and be crowned GLIAC champions for the second consecutive season.

READ MORE 
GVL / Matt Read. The GVSU Swim Team Participating in a meet on Saturday, January 13th @ the Recreation Center.

Germany native Moritz Bartels making a splash for GVSU swimming

As practice is winding down, members of the Grand Valley State swimming team do one last rotation of 50 yards before exiting the pool. They’re all on the same page, crawling their way to the finish one by one.  In the middle of the pack is Moritz Bartels, a freshman distance swimmer who is wrapping up an intense race with fellow distance swimmer Dayen Wilson. Bartels gets out of the pool with a wide smile on his face, seemingly not phased by the fact that he just swam 1,200 yards during the practice. 

READ MORE 
GVL / Matt Read. The GVSU Swim Team Participating in a meet on Saturday, January 13th @ the Recreation Center.

GVSU swimming and diving teams grab victories over Findlay

As the season is winding down for the Grand Valley State swimming and diving teams, the level of performance is increasing. After a dominant performance against rival Wayne State last weekend, GVSU imposed its will on former GLIAC rival University of Findlay. This weekend had more implications than one, as 12 seniors competed for the last time in the Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Allendale.

READ MORE