Brave Claim Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving Championships



Since the beginning of the Southwest Ohio Conference (the 2012-13 school year), one of the constants has been the Talawanda Brave winning championships in Boys and Girls Swimming & Diving.  At the 2020 SWOC Swimming & Diving Championship Meet,  the Brave, of Head Coach Steve Pasquale, continued this tradition at Miami University.  For the eighth year in a row, the Talawanda Brave won the SWOC Boys and Girls Swimming & Diving Championships.  This makes Talawanda a perfect eight for eight in attaining titles in both sports, Boys Swimming & Diving and Girls Swimming & Diving.


At the SWOC Boys Swimming & Diving Championship Meet, the Brave scored 140 more points than runner-up Little Miami.  The final team scores were:  1. Talawanda (436.5); 2. Little Miami (296.5); 3. Ross (267); 4. Harrison (162); 5. Edgewood (83); and 6. Northwest (21).  Talawanda's Steve Pasquale was voted SWOC Boys Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year.  The recipient of the 2020 Boys Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year was Ben Crowder (Talawanda).  Ben won two individual races:  the 50 Free and the 100 Backstroke.  He was also a member of two winning relay teams:  the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay.  There were two Conference Meet records set:  Seth Butler (Little Miami) with a time of 4:58.91 in the 500 Free and Sam Hool (Talawanda) by scoring a 387.70 in 1 Meter Diving.  For complete results, please go to the Boys Swimming - Conference Meet tab.


Talawanda finished 61 points ahead of runner-up Ross at the SWOC Girls Swimming & Diving Championship Meet.  Team standings were:  1. Talawanda (372); 2. Ross (311); 3. Little Miami (261); 4. Edgewood (193); 5. Harrison (119); and 6. Northwest (60).  Joe Stewart (Ross) was voted SWOC Girls Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year.  Maren Patterson (Talawanda) was named the 2020 Girls Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year.  She won two individual events: the 100 Free, in a Conference Meet record time of 55.33, and the 100 Breaststroke.  Maren was also part of two Conference Meet record setting relay teams:  the 200 Medley Relay, with a time of 1:56.66, and the 200 Free Relay, with a time of 1:44.91.  The remaining members of the 200 Medley Relay were Mercy Patterson, Kenna Mondello, and Mary Kate Huddleston.  The other 200 Free Relay members were Mercy Patterson, Kenna Mondello, and Hannah Lippincott.  Addie Lehman (Talawanda) also established a new Conference Meet record in 1 Meter Diving by posting a score of 214.45    For complete results, please go to the Girls Swimming - Conference Meet tab.