Blue Knight Women's Swimming News
Lima Shawnee's Aerika Wieser Signs to Swim at UU
Lima Shawnee High School standout Aerika Wieser has signed her National Letter of Intent to swim for the Blue Knights next fall. Wieser joins third-year Head Coach Dave Johnson's program on the rise. The Blue Knights finished 11-20 this past season, swimming one of the toughest D-II schedules in the region. Wieser will help Johnson replace departed seniors Breanne Schroeder, Samantha Cowgill, Rachel Kelly and Shelby Snell.
This past February for Lima Shawnee, Wieser advanced to the high school state championships in the 50 free, 100 free and 50 back. Her times in the 50 and 100 free (24.46 and 54.00) would both be UU school records. Read More
UU to Host Competitive Summer Swim CampApr. 1st, 2013
Urbana University Head Swim Coach Dave Johnson announced plans to host the team's annual competitive Summer Training Camp for swimmers aged 7 and up. The camp will run for 11 weeks from Monday, June 10th, 2013 to Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. (No camp from June 17-20 or Thursday, July 4th.) There are four 3-hour sessions per week, for a total of over 100 hours of instruction, training, video work, and more throughout the summer. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost of the camp is $200 per swimmer. Click to read more for links to a registration form and medical consent form. Read More
UU to Host 2nd Annual Triathlon on May 19thMar. 15th, 2013
Urbana University is set to host its 2nd annual triathlon on Sunday, May 19th. Head Swim Coach Dave Johnson, in association with STAR Racing & Speedy-Feet, developed the race, which will begin with a 300-yard serpentine swim in the Blue Knights' Aquatics Center pool. Following the swim, competitors will hop on their bikes for a 13-mile ride through the city of Urbana and the surrounding countryside. The race concludes with a 5K run near campus. The triathlon finish line is on the Blue Knights' football field, where friends, family and spectators will be able to watch comfortably from the stadium seats. The race begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 19th. Cost for participation is $40 for an individual, $60 for a relay team. Check in here for Race Registration Forms. Read More
UU Women Set 7 New Records at ASC ChampionshipsFeb. 16th, 2013
After a three-week build-up, the Urbana University swim teams finished their 2013 season in fine fashion at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships hosted by Union College. The Blue Knight women broke 7 school records and earned their best team finish, 9th of 14, in school history. Senior Breanne Schroeder added two more records to her haul on Saturday. Swimming for the final time in the Royal Blue and White, Schroeder finished in fifth place in the 200 free. She recorded a new personal best time of 2:00.16 in the prelims. The senior was joined by another senior and a pair of freshmen on the record-setting 200 medley relay team. Read More
Follow the UU Swimmers at the ASC ChampionshipsFeb. 15th, 2013
he Urbana University swim teams are competing at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships this weekend. The Blue Knight men's 400 medley relay team of Matt Stover, John Whitaker, Kim Helander and Alex Espinoza already set a school record and earned a spot on the podium with a third place finish on Thursday night. Each night at 6:00 p.m., Union College will broadcast the events live from the Stivers Aquatics Center in Barbourville. More meet information can be found here, and be sure to check in for a full weekend recap after the conclusion of the Championships Read More