Treasure Coast Essay
8:28 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Swim Champs 2013


Wow!  The Indian River State College swim team is still on top.  Both the men and the women cleaned up at the National Junior College Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships in Buffalo.  For the men, it was their 39th consecutive national championship – the longest winning streak in any college sport.  For the women, it was their 31st consecutive national championship.  Even though the college now grants bachelor degrees, frosh and sophomores still compete in junior college sports.   Joshua Oath-out won three individual finals and was on one winning relay team.  He was named the Men’s Swimmer of the Year.  Bradley Tandy of South Africa won two individual finals and was on four winning relay teams.  Coach Ryan Mallam says Tandy has the potential to set a world’s record in the 50-yard freestyle, making him the fastest swimmer on the planet.  As for the women, Yurie Nakano won three individual finals and was on four winning relay teams.  She broke two individual national records and helped break two relay national records.  Nakano was named Women’s Swimmer of the Year.  As I said, Wow!  For 88.9 FM, this is Paul Janensch.