Penguins Head to Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships

Penguins Head to Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team will head to Chicago for the 2017 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships which start Wednesday. The event is being hosted by UIC at the Flames Natatorium Wednesday through Saturday.

Leading the way for the Penguins are swimmers Viktoria Orosz, Madison Aranda, Zsani Csado and a deep group of divers led by Bec Stafford.

Orosz has the top time in the league in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:49.02 which came back in November. Csado posted the second-fastest time in the 200-yard butterfly during the year at 2:03.19. Aranda has the fourth fastest time in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:58.21 which she swam in November as well.

Last year, Orosz was second in the 200-yard freestyle, third in the 200-yard backstroke and in the 500-yard freestyle. Aranda was fifth in the 200-yard butterfly, sixth in the 1,650-yard freestyle and seventh in the 500-yard freestyle a year ago. Csado placed fourth in the 200-yard butterfly in her first HL appearance a year ago.

Stafford was third in the three-meter at last year's league meet and has twice finished as the runner-up in the one-meter competition. Stafford has already qualified for the NCAA Zone C Championships in both the one and three-meter dives. Bethany Glick (three), Lydia Scheringer (one) and McKenzie Stelter (one) has also advanced to the Zone C meet. Scheringer was fifth in the one-meter dive at last year's league competiton.

Schedule of Events (women's only)

Wednesday
200-yard medley relay
800-yard freestyle relay

Thursday
500-yard freestyle
200-yard IM
50-yard freestyle
1-Meter Diving
200-yard freestyle relay

Friday
400-yard IM
100-yard butterfly
200-yard freestyle
100-yard breaststroke
100-yard backstroke
400-yard medley relay

Saturday
1,650-yard freestyle
200-yard backstroke
100-yard freestyle
200-yard breaststroke
200-yard butterfly
3-Meter Diving
400-yard freestyle relay 

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Swimming and Diving Championship. Fans are able to purchase them by visiting here: http://uicflames.com/sports/2016/6/14/tickets-tickets-swimming-html.aspx

Horizon League students will be admitted free of charge, with a valid institutional I.D. card. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Prices for the 2017 championship are as listed:

 

Adult

Senior Citizen (65 & older)

& Kids (12 & under)

All-Sessions Pass

$50

$40

One Day Pass

$15

$10

One Session Pass

$10

$5

Heat sheets per session

$3

$3

WiFi Password for championship

$5

$5

*All Session Passes include Wi-Fi password and heat sheet for each session 

Pre-sale ticket office hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Central Time