Swimming and diving breaks 11 school records

Emily Arnold

This year at the CCSA Championship meet in Knoxville, Tenn., the Georgia Southern University swimming and diving team broke 11 school records while placing third overall in the meet.

“I thought we did well,” Head Coach Nathan Kellogg said.  “We thought we had a chance at third going into the meet and we’re pretty happy with that finish.  I was very pleased overall with our effort and our performance.”

In the 100m breaststroke, senior Kristen Bates beat her preliminary time of 1:01.52 and attained an NCAA B-cut time.  Sophomore Emma Weisel qualified for NCAA Zones with the school record and personal record she scored in the three-meter dive.

“I am exceedingly proud of our team’s hard work, focus, and passion they brought to the pool on a daily basis throughout the season,” Kellogg said in a press release. “Breaking 11 school records and finishing third at CCSAs is a product of that. I am certainly proud of all that we have achieved this season and am looking forward to the bright future of this program.”