Charlottesville, Va. (April 14, 2007) - Eight members of the Saint Leo University Swim Club “SeaLions” placed fourth overall at the National Club Swimming Championships last weekend.
The ASA-University division is an association of student-run swim clubs from colleges and universities. The majority of institutions also maintain varsity programs. Teams vary widely from loosely-organized club teams to programs like Colorado. The longstanding team receives some funding from the University of Colorado, has its own coach and a schedule that includes a winter training trip and competition against Division I, II and III varsity programs.
Leading the way was Saint Leo assistant swimming coach Lisa Whidden who accounted for three national titles (200 fly, 400 IM and 1650 freestyle ) and second in the 500 freestyle. Whidden set three new national records in the 20 0fly, 400 IM and 1650 freestyle.
Head coach Cyle Sage won the men’s mile in a new national record time of 18:05.23.
Other finalists included:
Erin Lucas: 9th 500 free -8th 25 free- 6th 100Back – 7th 50 Breast – 5th 25 Back – 7th 200Free
Sarah Tatko: 6th 500free- 6th 400IM
Amanda Tatko: 5th 400IM
Brian Kiessling:5th 100Fly- 8th 100Back- 5th 100Free-10th 25 Fly – 4th 200Free
Kyle Gramm: 10th 500Free- 10th 100free – 7th 25 Back-10th 200Free
Cyle Sage ; 4th 500 Free-6th 100IM- 4th 200IM
Ken Corigliano: 5th 1650 Free