Swim team wins Conference USA championship

Herald Sports Staff

The WKU mens’ swim and diving team is bringing a Conference USA championship to the Hill for the first time.

The Toppers dominated the C-USA Men’s Swimming and Diving Invitational with 1,225 points while East Carolina followed in second for the meet with 1,038 points.

Coach Bruce Marchionda was named Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

Junior Fabian Schwingenscloegl earned the Swimmer of the Meet honor after tallying a team-high three individual wins and three relay victories, sealing his place in the NCAA Championships.

Schwingenscloegl set a C-USA meet in the 200 breast, clocking in at 1:54.33, setting a new school record.

In the 200 breast, T.J. Bland finished third with a time of 1:58.05 and Connor Dwyer finished in a close fourth place at 2:00.75.

In diving, sophomore Giorgi Meyer placed third with 260.30 points and freshman Amy Crayne placed fifth with 200.70 points. 

The Mens’ NCAA Championships are Mar. 27 in Austin, Texas.