Swim District Classic Recap

Posted on: January 23, 2020

Turpin Swimmers had a lot of success this past weekend (Jan. 18/19, 2020) at the “Ohio Southwest District Classics”- the Largest High School Meet in the Nation!- both at Milford’s Prelims and at St. Xavier’s Finals!!  The Spartans took 12 kids to Finals on Saturday and 14 on Sunday. They also qualified 7 out of the possible 8 relays to Finals. This shows the great depth and talents of our team. Coach Rene Contino says, “This was a great meet to tune up, just prior to heading into our championship season.”  ECC Dive Meet is Thursday, Jan. 23 @ Milford H.S.-4 pm, and the ECC Swim Meet is Saturday, Jan. 25th @ Milford H.S. -10:00 am. Come on out and see them make a slash! (hopefully the divers will not make a splash;) 


Highlights from Classics Meet:

  • Boys Medley Relay- Will Meyers, Rio Platt, Tim Blankenship, and Cole Kueper went a season’s best time of 3:47.03.

  • Freshman Peter Schmelzer dropped time in the 200 Free- 1:53.03. And also did amazing in the MILE,- yes- swimming, not running- winning the event and touching over a minute before the rest of the pack.   

  • Jack Bachman also finished swimming the MILE- a feat unto itself. 

  • Henry Carnevale dropped 3 seconds in the 100 IM

  • Girls went 1st-2nd in the 400 IM- Lucia Johnson and Sami Lingo- huge shoutout for finishing that brutal event.  (FYI- that’s 4 lengths of each stroke)

  • Samantha Sanders dropped time in the 50 Free and 50 Breast

  • Girls went 1st-2nd-3rd in the 50 Free: Madeline Hart, Eva Watts, Claire Studenka.

  • Boys dropping time in the 50 Free: Scottie Nimmo, Lucas Peveler, Dean Wickman, and Jack Backman. 

  • Girls 100 Backstroke-Girls dropping time and dominating the hot heat: Alexandra Johnson, Eva Watts, and Sami Lingo.

  • Boys 100 Back- Connor Black and Will Meyer both-dropped almost 2 seconds.

  • Girls 50 Breast- Season best times from Grace Lyons and Olivia Geiger. 

  • Boys 50 Breast- Aidan Combs- season best time.

  • Kylie Schloemer- dropped 4 seconds off her 100 Free.

  • Jenna Daoud -dropped almost 4 seconds in her 100 Free.

  • Scottie Nimmo- continues to cut time, now goes a 58.19 in his 100 Free.

  • Girls 200 Butterfly- a grueling event- was dominated by Madeline Hart (2:11.44), Lucia Johnson (2:16.79), and Morgan Slaney (2:19.26).  Well done ladies. 

  • Olivia Studenka- went a season’s best in the 100 Breast. 

  • Rio Platt- Season best time in the 100 Breast (1:04.98)

  • Sydney Aquilia- dropped time in the 50 Backstroke

  • Jack Nikolai- dropped an amazing 7 seconds off his 50 Back- going 37.55- LTB! (Life Time Best for all you non-swimmers out there)

  • Will Meyers won the 200 Backstroke with ease- clocking in at 2:01.75. 

  • In all, Turpin’s team should be commended for their hard work and team spirit throughout the season.  GO SPARTANS!