The Observer

CWRU’s men’s and women’s swimming teams celebrated their senior classes with wins

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

This past weekend, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming teams both celebrated their senior class by hosting Baldwin Wallace University. Both teams earned a victory, with the women’s team winning 193-77 and the men’s team winning 209-64.  Before the meet started, 11 graduating senio...

Men’s and women’s swimming teams earn dominant wins

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

The men’s and women’s swimming teams both prevailed this weekend against Ohio Northern University. Additionally, the women’s team defeated Hillsdale College. The women’s team beat Ohio Northern University 220-35 and beat Hillsdale 169.5-92.5. The men’s team beat Ohio Northern University 225-64...

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Kate Ptashnik is a second-year distance free swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University swim team. With the season still young, she looks to improve on a stellar first year that featured an 18:21.88 in the 1,650 free. Swimming provides Ptashnik with countless memories, including getting punched in the f...

Spartan swimmers break two relay records

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Over the weekend, a portion of the Spartan swim team traveled to the University of Chicago to compete at the Midwest Invitational. The women finished third after totaling 435.5 points, and the men earned 195 points to claim sixth. The Spartan women broke two school records at the meet, both in relay even...

Fourth-year swimmer finishes season with a bang

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

Renee Decker is a fourth-year student and a freestyle/backstroke swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University women’s swim team. Recently, at the University Athletic Association Championships, her relay team achieved a school record and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:35.37 in the 200-yard freestyle ...

First-year swimmer remembers the “sweet” moments

First-year swimmer remembers the “sweet” moments

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

Daniella Rupert is a first-year student and freestyle swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University’s women’s swim team. In just her first year swimming at the collegiate level, she has already earned multiple first place titles at meets, including against Baldwin Wallace. When out of the pool, Rup...

Spartan swimmers head to conference championship

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams are headed to Chicago to compete in the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships. This year’s championships are hosted by the University of Chicago, one of the university’s top athletic rivals. The cha...

Spartan swim and dive teams experience victories against Notre Dame College

Spartan swim and dive teams experience victories against Notre Dame College

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned to the pools last weekend to compete against Notre Dame College. Both teams were able to claim a victory with the men winning with a score of 144-63 and the women with a score of 145-58. Together, the teams ...

Second-year swimmer fights the pain to succeed

Dakota Weinman started swimming 12 years ago. Throughout his time on the CWRU swim team, he has found a group of teammates who push him and support him daily.

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Dakota Weinman is a second-year student and swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University men’s swimming and diving team. He found his passion for swimming through an incredibly driven coach he has known for 12 years. Outside of the pool, Weinman is pursuing a degree in mechanical and aerospace engine...

Spartans bounce back at Ohio Northern

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University Swimming and Diving teams took first at Ohio Northern University (ONU) on Saturday, Jan. 26. The men’s team defeated ONU 179-119, bringing their season record to 6-2. The women’s team beat both ONU and the NCAA Division II team from Hillsdale College with scores 243-5...

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