Swim Team Opens Season at SVSU

Swim Team Opens Season at SVSU

by Emily Jodway, Sports Information Student Assistant

Saginaw, Mich.- The Alma College swimming and diving team traveled to Saginaw Valley State University on Friday (Oct. 13) afternoon to open the 2017-18 season against the NCAA Division II Cardinals.

Saginaw Valley State won with a combined score of 306-93, taking first in both the women's and men's team events.

What Happened

  • Sophomore Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich./Birmingham Groves) came in second in the women's 500 freestyle with her time of 5:44.49.
  • Coming in at a time of 56.50, freshman Max Carey (Highland, Mich./International Academy West) took third in the men's 100 butterfly. 
  • Junior Kate Lehman (Haslett, Mich./Haslett) place fourth in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 200 freestyle with times of 1:04.74 and 2:11.80, respectively.
  • Freshman Haven Westra (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) finished with a time of 1:14.84 to place third in the 100 breaststroke
  • The women placed third in the 200-yard medley relay at 1:59.61, finishing one second behind Saginaw Valley's B relay team.

They Said It

  • "We had a decent meet against SVSU. We definitely identified some areas for improvement, but we were solid across the board. Some of the freshmen really stepped up. Most notably, Max Carey had a fantastic 100 fly." – Head Coach Jason Lintjer.

What's Next

The Scots will travel to the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Friday, Oct. 27, for the MIAA Relays. The meet is scheduled for a 6 p.m start.