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Panther swimmer becomes engaged over break

Panther swimmer becomes engaged over break

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

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

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

Matt Jacobs wins Swimmer of the Week

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’

Swimmer overcomes ‘rough seas’

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

Swim teams pick up wins Saturday

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

Panthers prepared for Saturday’s meet

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; ...

Eastern, Western used to close meets

Eastern, Western used to close meets

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

October 18, 2017

The Eastern men and women’s swim team are on a two-meet win streak as they prepare for their meet against Western and Butler on Oct. 28. Over the past few years, the Panthers have lost to Western in individual meets as well as the House of Champions. However, what the Panthers have going for them t...

Panthers are prepared for Lewis University

Adam Shay, Swimming Reporter

October 11, 2017

The Eastern men and women’s swim teams host Lewis University this weekend as they try and continue their success from last Saturday’s meet. For coach Jacqueline Michalski, this is the first time, since she has been the Eastern swim coach,  that the Panthers have a dual meet against Lewis.  Usuall...

Eastern’s swim team win their first meet

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

October 9, 2017

The Eastern men and women’s swim teams start off their semester season on a high note as both teams won their meets on Saturday against Valparaiso The women’s team won its meet 167-94, led by three Panthers who each recorded two first place finishes.  Among those players is junior Lauren Oostman...

Re-Record breaker Robbins

Re-Record breaker Robbins

Tyler McCluskey, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2017

In just his sophomore season, junior Brandon Robbins broke the 100- and 200-breaststroke record. One year later, he found himself re-breaking the 200-breaststroke record. Robbins credits the preparation for the record dating back to the start of the season with going to practices and getting what needs ...

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