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Senior swimmers reflect on Eastern careers

Senior Patrick Wood swims the backstroke leg of the men’s 200-yard relay Saturday against Valparaiso at the Padovan Pool. He said one thing that has made his senior year fun was being able to be on the team with his younger sister, freshman Lindsey Wood.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

January 23, 2018

Now that the Eastern men and women swimmers have concluded their careers swimming at the Padovan pool, they have a chance look back at their collegiate careers. Panther swimmers have been a part of the swim team as long as their freshman year, giving them experience when it comes to career highs and...

Seniors go out with wins against Valparaiso

Senior Brandon Robbins swims the men’s 100-yard butterfly where he took third at 55.17 Saturday at the Padovan Pool. Eastern’s men and women both beat Valparaiso.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

January 21, 2018

  In the Eastern men and women’s swim teams’ final home meet of the season, both teams finished with victories against Valparaiso for a sweep on the season. Each team won their meets comfortably as the men’s team won 121-84 and women’s team won 119-84. Despite both teams winning comfortably,...

Oostman returns as Panthers lose

File photo | The Daily Eastern News Junior Lauren Oostman finishes her backstroke race Oct. 28 at Padovan Pool against Western Illinois. Oostman returned back to the pool Saturday at Evansville.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

January 15, 2018

  With a little over a month break from meets, the Eastern men and women’s swim teams both fell short to Evansville on Saturday. Evansville defeated the men’s team 158-130, handing them their first head-to-head loss this season. As for the women’s team, they lost 228-60 and were given...

Panther swimmers prepare for Saturday

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

January 11, 2018

After two weeks of practice, the Eastern men and women’s swim team are preparing for Saturday as they travel to Evansville, Indiana, for their first meet of 2018.  The Panther swimmers returned to Eastern a week before winter break ended and have been practicing in what some call ‘hell week’. ...

Panther swimmer becomes engaged over break

Photo courtesy of Steve Fishman’s Facebook Fishman pictured here with his fiance Nikki Peck. Peckk and Fishman were engaged on Dec. 22.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

January 9, 2018

For some Eastern men and women swimmers, they practiced over break; however, senior Steve Fishman only swam once, as he was busy celebrating his recent engagement. On Dec. 22, Fishman proposed to Nikki Peck, his girlfriend of over three years. Not only is Peck his future wife, she has been much more th...

Men’s team finishes second, women’s team third

Sophomore Rachel Manderscheid swims the backstroke leg of the individual medley relay in the Panthers’ meet against Butler and Western Oct. 28 at the Padovan Pool.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

December 3, 2017

The Eastern men’s and women’s swim team performed well at the Indiana State Relay Meet this weekend as the men’s team finished second and women’s team finished third. The women went up against Saint Louis, Indiana State, and Maryville, whereas the men’s team only swam against Saint Louis an...

Panther swimmers are excited for Saturday

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

November 30, 2017

  The Eastern men’s and women’s swim team’s meet this weekend is different compared to all the other meets this season because there are no individual swimming events. The meet will only include relays and medley relays, making it essential for the team to work together. The Eastern...

Matt Jacobs wins Swimmer of the Week

Senior Matt Jacobs swims the 100-breast Oct. 28 against Western at Padovan Pool. Jacobs was named Summit League Swimmer of the Week for his performance at the House of Champions.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

November 27, 2017

  For the second time in his career, Eastern men’s senior swimmer Matt Jacobs was named the Swimmer of the Week for the Summit League following his performance at House of Champions. At the House of Champions, Jacobs swam in five total events: two individual and three relay races. For the...

Swim team is ready for House of Champs

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

November 15, 2017

The Eastern men’s and women’s swim teams have been training harder over the last two weeks since they have not had a meet. Despite the two weeks of not swimming against other schools, the Panther swimmers have been practicing harder during the weeks. Specifically, the team has been swimming a lot ...

Swimmer overcomes ‘rough seas’

Eastern senior Steve FIshman swims the men’s 200-yard backstroke against Western at the Padovan Pool on Oct. 28. Fishman took first with a time of 1:58.25.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

November 8, 2017

  From being unable to speak English until age five to financial disadvantages, losing a friend and then facing two career-threatening injuries in college, senior swimmer Steve Fishman has overcome these devastating setbacks. Fishman’s parents arrived in America on July 11, 1994, from Riga,...

Swim teams pick up wins Saturday

Senior Patrick Wood swims the men’s 200-yard butterfly Saturday at the Padovan Pool. Wood finished with a time of 57.86. Eastern’s men’s team beat Western.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

October 29, 2017

The Eastern men and women’s swim team both defeated Western on Saturday while the women’s team lost to Butler The men’s team beat Western 141-121 and won two relay events: the 200-medley (1:31.01) and the 400-freestyle (3:12.28). Despite having a weekend of rest last week, the men swimmers knew...

Panthers prepared for Saturday’s meet

Freshman Gloria Gonzales swims the women’s 200-yard freestyle in the Panthers meet against Lewis Oct. 13 at the Padovan Pool. Gonzales came in fourth with a 2:06.29 finish.

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

October 25, 2017

After a weekend’s rest, the Eastern men’s and women’s swim teams host Western and Butler on Saturday in hopes of continuing their win streaks. The Panthers have had two weeks of practice and have been working hard in preparation for their upcoming meet.  The beginning of the week was more vigorous; ...

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