Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving

This weekend UW Eau Claire’s swimming and diving team continued its season of brevity, action, and performance

Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving

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This past weekend, UW-Eau Claire men and women’s swimming and diving team traveled to UW-Stevens Point for an invite and Diving invitational. Though the team did not perform as well as they hoped, there were some positive moments that showed flashes of maturity in their overall performance.

For the 200-yard freestyle relay, a team effort that involved Ben Fisher, Noah Gannon, Jeff Schweitzer, and Logan Coert led to a third place finish with a time of 1:29.36. Coert, who is a freshman from Cedarburg, helped his team earn 32 points following the 200-yard relay. For this event, UW-Stevens Point finished first with a finals time of 1:26.08 and 40 points.

For the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay, Elissa Hermsen and team finished with a finals time of 1:43.66, earning 28 points. Hermsen, who is a sophomore from Waunakee, participated in this event with Allie Hable, Ellie Hostetler, and Maddie Gray.

One specific event involved Kyle Kackman, Sam Doocy, and Noah Gannon. All three performed well in the 200-yard breastroke, with Kackman finishing first with a time of 2:19.09 and Doocy finishing second at 2:22.32. Gannon finished third with a time of 2:22.67.

Ben Fisher, a sophomore from Roselle, Ill.., and Cole Larson, a freshman from Hales Corners, Wis., finished first and third in the 100-yard breastroke with times of 1:02.24 and 1:03.48.

For their upcoming meets, the Blugolds can learn from their meet at UW-Stevens Point and become even better with intense practices and a look back at the positive results produced by individuals such as Kackman, Doocy, and Gannon.
The next meet for the men and women’s swimming and diving team will be home on Saturday, Jan. 31 against Whitewater.