SWOC 2019 Swimming & Diving Championship Meet Preview


On Saturday, February 2nd, the Southwest Ohio Conference Swimming & Diving Championship Meet will be held at Miami University and will be hosted by Talawanda High School.  Admission to the meet is $6 per adult and $4 per student.  Heat sheets will be available for $2 each.  Warm-ups are scheduled for 4:45 PM and competition will start at 6:00 PM.  Parking is available near the Rec Center, at meters on the street or in the parking garage.

Talawanda has won each of the six previous SWOC Girls Swimming & Diving Championships and looks ready to claim their seventh consecutive title under the leadership of Coach Steve Pasquale.  Top times posted for the season have been attained by:  Mercy Patterson (Talawanda) in the 100 Backstroke, 500 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 200 I.M. and 200 Freestyle; Kenna Mondello (Talawanda) in the 100 Breaststroke; Addie Lehman (Talawanda) in 1 Meter Diving; and the Talawanda Relay Teams in the 400 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle and 200 Medley.

The six previous SWOC Boys Swimming & Diving Championships have also been claimed by Talawanda and Coach Steve Pasquale.  The Brave appear poised to make it seven straight this year.  Sitting atop the SWOC statistics list heading into the Meet are:  Ben Crowder (Talawanda) in the 200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 I.M., 100 Butterfly and 500 Freestyle; Elijah O'Connor (Northwest) in the 50 Freestyle; John Anzano (Talawanda) in the 100 Backstroke; Blake Madden (Talawanda) in the 100 Breaststroke; Samuel Hool (Talawanda) in 1 Meter Diving; and the Talawanda Relay Teams in the 400 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle and 200 Medley.

Good luck to all of the athletes and coaches!!!