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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Eastern sophomore Abbie Wydra competes in the 100 yard backstroke against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Wydra finished with a time of 1:05.03. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

Swimming teams drop weekend meets at Indiana State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 5, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams competed in their last meets of the calendar year Saturday, with the men losing to Bellarmine and the women losing to Bellarmine and Indiana State.  The...

Eastern sophomore Pheobe Croston competes in the 500 yard freestyle against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Croston finished with a time of 5:37.74. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

Swim teams to compete in last meet of semester

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams will be competing in their last meet of the semester Saturday.  They will be traveling to Indiana State where the men's team will swim against Bellarmine...

Eastern freshman Emma Ballantyne competes in the 1000 yard freestyle in a meet against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. The women’s swimming team lost the meet 174-84.

Panthers compete in A3 Performance Invite

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 14, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams competed in the A3 Performance Invite Thursday through Saturday, with the women placing fourth and men placing fifth.  The event, held in Carbondale, featured...

 Eastern sophomore Jackson Penny competes in the 400 yard medley relay against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Penny’s relay team finished fifth with a time of 3:46.81. The men’s swim team lost 161-95

Swim teams in tough stretch of training

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 1, 2021

With three meets in the books for Eastern swim teams, head coach Tyler Donges said that the teams are in one of the toughest stretches of the season.  Donges, who was hired as head coach in September,...

Eastern sophomore Jackson Penny competes in the 400 yard medley relay against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Penny’s relay team finished fifth with a time of 3:46.81. The men’s swim team lost 161-95

THROUGH THE LENS: Eastern, Ball State swim meet

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor October 31, 2021

Eastern sophomore Jackson Penny competes in the backstroke segment of the 200 yard individual medley in a meet against Evansville on Oct. 9 at Padovan Pool. The mens swimming team lost the meet 125-76.

Swimming teams pick up weekend wins

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 24, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams were on the road over Homecoming Weekend, each picking up a win in a meet against Valparaiso.  It was the first win of the season for the Panthers, as well...

Eastern head swimming coach Tyler Donges (left) watches and event with swimmer Emma Keith during Easterns meet against Evansville on Oct. 9 in Padovan Pool.

Eastern swimming teams head to Valparaiso Saturday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 21, 2021

The Eastern men’s and women’s swimming teams will be back in action Saturday for the second time this season.  Although it is Homecoming Weekend for many at Eastern, the swimming teams will be...

Freshman Lauren Oostman is hoping to have a big first year as a Panther. Her personal best time in the 200 yard backstroke is just two seconds off the school record.

Swimmer Lauren Oostman hoping for big first year

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor December 2, 2015

Freshman Lauren Oostman is in her first year as a member of the Eastern women’s swim team and has set big goals for herself, including breaking the 200- and maybe the 100-yard backstroke records for...

Junior Austin Parrish has made his return to the pool after a heart condition called Atrial Fibrilation. Parish has swam in two meets this year and has dropped times.

Austin Parrish back in the pool after heart injury

Cheyenne Fitzgerald, Staff Reporter November 11, 2015

Junior Austin Parrish is a distance swimmer for the Eastern men’s swim team and is getting back into the water again for the first time since being brought to the hospital on Sept 25 for atrial fibrillation...

Swim teams feeling confident moving forward

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 9, 2015

The Eastern men’s and women’s swim teams may not have the record to show it but both teams have been posting times that have them feeling confident for the rest of the season. The men and women...

Eastern swim teams set to host Valparaiso

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor November 4, 2015

After posting multiple in season best times last weekend at Evansville, the Eastern men’s and women’s swim teams will have another chance to improve this weekend when they host Valparaiso Saturday. The...

Depth to be key for swim teams at Evansville

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor October 28, 2015

The Eastern men’s and women’s swim team will dive back into competition this weekend for the first time in two weeks when they swim at Evansville. The Panthers started their season when they...

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