Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College men's and women's swimming teams will send off five seniors in their final home meet on Saturday, January 30, at 1 p.m. against Illinois Wesleyan University from Franklin Community Middle School.
The Grizzlies begin the weekend with a dual meet at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Friday, January 29, at 6 p.m. from Terre Haute, Indiana.
This weekend's two dual meets are the final tune ups prior to the Liberal Arts Championships at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois from February 10-13.
The women's team took top honors at the Heartland Invitational on January 23. The Grizzlies swept both relay events and 11 individual race triumphs. Sophomore Amy McCormick (Floyds Knobs, Ind./Floyd Central) won three events at the Heartland Invitational. She touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard butterfly, and 500-yard freestyle races. Classmate Kaitlin Mans (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) is also coming off a strong meet with three event victories. Mans placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke, and 500-yard freestyle events.
Sophomore Karlee Demsey (Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville) was a multiple-event winner at the Heartland Invitational. She won the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly races.
The women's swimming and diving team stands 9-1 in dual meets this winter and has won the Colonel Classic and Heartland Invitational.
Meanwhile, Franklin's men's swimming and diving team has also posted a 9-1 dual meet record. The Grizzlies are coming off a second-place finish at the Heartland Invitational last Saturday. The team took top honors in the Colonel Classic earlier in January.
Junior Artur Schneider (Zurich, Switzerland) earned three event victories at the Heartland Invitational. He touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, and 200-yard individual medley events.
Classmate Nick Allen (Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield) is coming off a strong performance last weekend by winning the 200-yard freestyle race. Freshman diver Will Combs (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian) had a second-place finish in the 1-meter competition.