Men's Swimming & Diving News Archives
March 5, 2015
Connor announces retirement
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, King University head swimming and diving coach John Connor announced his retirement at the end of the year. Connor has been the only coach in the 10 year history of the King swimming and diving programs.
February 14, 2015
Tornado take 11th at ASC Championships
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team swam in their final event of the 2015 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Nicholas Piumelli and the 400 yard medley relay team highlighted the performances for the Tornado swimmers as they finished 11th of 12 teams with 72 points at the event.
February 7, 2015
Union swims by King
BARBOURVILLE, Ky.. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled to Barbourville, Ky. to compete against Union College. In the tough dual between the Bulldogs and the Tornado, Tyler Brewster was able to post a new personal best in the 100 yard butterfly.
January 31, 2015
King takes to the pool at Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to take on Mars Hill University on Saturday. The Tornado were led by Tyler Brewster and Justin Reeves at the event.
January 24, 2015
Tornado take third at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Saturday when they faced both Pfeiffer University and Milligan College at Pfeiffer. The Tornado finished third of the three with 19 points while Milligan took second at 33 and Pfeiffer first with 183 points.
January 16, 2015
King falls to Carson-Newman
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Tornado men’s swimming team took the pool for the first time in the new year at the Kingsport YMCA against Carson-Newman University. It did not go as planned for King, as they fell to the Eagles 131-19.
December 5, 2014
SAAC names Keitt, Stroinski Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of November. Tia Keitt and Bryan Stroinski both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.
November 21, 2014
King swims past Warren Wilson
ASHVILLE, N.C. – In their fall finale, the King University men’s swimming and diving team was victorious over Warren Wilson College. The Tornado earned their fifth win of the season, 78-75 over Warren Wilson, in what was the Owls’ last meet.
November 14, 2014
Tornado swims by Ferrum
ABINGDON, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled north to swim against Ferrum College at Emory and Henry University. Swimming fast was the theme of the day for the Tornado as they defeated Ferrum 118-63.
November 6, 2014
Thorpe, Brewster named SAAC Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Rachel Thorpe and Tyler Brewster both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.
November 1, 2014
King takes fifth at Sewanee Invitational
MONTEAGLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team was in action again over the weekend when the participated in the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado finished fifth of 10 teams at the event after having numerous top-10 finishes.
October 25, 2014
Tornado go 2-1 at Emmanuel Quad
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team continued their season with a solid performance at the Emmanuel College Quad Meet on Saturday. The Tornado went 2-1 on the day, defeating Life University 123-0 and Warren Wilson College 101-48, but fell to host Emmanuel 110-81.
October 18, 2014
Tornado fall at West Virginia Tech
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – Swimming in the their second meet in less than 24 hours, the King University men’s swimming and diving team fell at West Virginia University Tech on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears outscored the Tornado 92-68 to take the meet.
October 17, 2014
Tornado defeat Milligan on Senior Night
BRISTOL, Va. – In their first meet with individual events, the King University men’s swimming and diving team defeated nearby Milligan College 69-60 at Virginia High on Friday night. Tyler McBee led the team, obliterating his personal record time in the 1,000 yard freestyle.
October 4, 2014
Tornado compete at Patriot Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team competed in the second relay meet in as many weeks. The Tornado swam six relays and took second at the three-team Patriot Relays.
September 27, 2014
Tornado open season at Conference Carolinas Meet
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team opened the 2014-15 season at the Conference Carolinas Meet, that featured all relay races. The Tornado finished fourth in a field that included Limestone College, Pfeiffer University and Emmanuel College.
September 25, 2014
High expectations await Tornado for 2014-15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team hopes to build off their record-setting finish to the 2013-14 season when they open a new year this weekend. The Tornado return nearly everyone from last year’s squad will work to improve their finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships from a season ago.
February 15, 2014
Tornado set six school records at ASC Championships
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team finished tenth at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championship on Friday and Saturday, but the Tornado set six new school records and saw a number of swimmers achieve personal best times. King finished 10th of 12 teams with 128.5 points.
February 13, 2014
Start of swimming & diving championships pushed back
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – With all the snow that has fallen, the start Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships have been postponed. The championships were supposed to start on Thursday, but the teams will kickoff competition this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
February 9, 2014
Tornado split with Union and Bethel
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their first meet of the semester, the King University men’s swimming and diving team set three personal records on Sunday when they faced Union College and Bethel University. The Tornado fell to Union 148-48, but topped Bethel 118-34.
January 25, 2014
Saturday games postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in northeast Tennessee and western North Carolina, today’s home men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer University has been postponed. Men’s and women’s basketball at Lees-McRae College has also been postponed as well as men’s and women’s swimming and diving at Mars Hill University.
November 22, 2013
Tornado top Warren Wilson 114-65
BRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming & diving team honored their seniors at their final home meet of the season on Friday night. The Taylor Horton and Alek Nochowicz were honored as King defeated Warren Wilson College 114-65.
November 8, 2013
Tornado fall to Pfeiffer and Milligan
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team was defeated twice on Friday night, losing to Pfeiffer University 95-23 and falling to hosts Milligan College 71-50.
November 2, 2013
Men's swimming and diving takes sixth at Sewanee Invitational
SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team finished sixth out of eight teams at the Sewanee Invitational, scoring 283 points and finishing ahead of Warren Wilson College and Campbellsville University.
October 26, 2013
Tornado set six PRs, fall to Lions 97-93
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming & diving team traveled to take on Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado took a narrow 97-93 defeat to the Lions, but set six new personal records in the process.
October 24, 2013
King takes 98-98 tie at Milligan
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming & diving team traveled the short distanced down the road to take on local rival Milligan College on Thursday night. The Tornado turned in a solid performance, coming away with a 98-98 tie with the Buffaloes.
October 18, 2013
Tornado compete at Conference Carolinas meet
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men's swimming & diving team faced the other Conference Carolinas member schools on Friday at the Conference Carolinas meet hosted by Limestone College. The Tornado finished third in the three-team meet with five points.
September 28, 2013
King takes two individual wins at season opening meet
GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team opened their 2013-14 season at Brenau University where they faced Thomas College and Milligan College. The Tornado fell to Thoms 60-29, and to Milligan 56-39.
September 27, 2013
Veteran King squad carries high expectations into season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last season didn’t end the way the King University swimming & diving team wanted it to, as they came home with a ninth place finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. However, the Tornado have set some loft goals, that they expect to achieve with a core of experienced swimmers, and a solid group of newcomers for the 2013-14 season.
February 16, 2013
Wiese Makes Tornado History at Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships
Kelsey Wiese won the 100-yard backstroke to become the first women’s conference champion in swimming for King University.
February 14, 2013
Day One of Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships Complete
Two relay teams and four individual members of the King swimming & diving team were in action in the first day of the ASC Championships.
February 8, 2013
SAAC Names Ragan, Knobloch Student-Athletes of the Month
Alli Ragan (women’s wrestling) and Christian Knobloch (men’s swimming & diving) were named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month for January.
January 19, 2013
Mars Hill Sweeps Tornado in Dual Meet
Rachel Fuller and Kelsey Wiese earned individual victories despite King Swimming and Diving falling twice at Mars Hill College.
December 1, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Sweeps Warren Wilson
The women took 12 event victories on the day, while the men won eight individual events at the meet against the Owls.
November 10, 2012
Swimming & Diving Take Victories Over Milligan
Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving defeated the Milligan Buffaloes at Saturday’s double dual, hosted by the University of the Cumberlands.
November 3, 2012
Swimming & Diving Place Fifth at Sewanee Invitational
Kelsey Wiese and Samantha Norman led the way with a combined three event victories as both the men’s and women’s team placed fifth overall.
October 26, 2012
Wiese Continues to Swim Strong, Tornado Fall at Pfeiffer
In King’s double dual with Pfeiffer and Milligan, Kelsey Wiese continued to surpass King records despite both team’s faltering in competition.
October 20, 2012
King Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams Defeat Milligan but Fall to Mars Hill
The Lady Tornado had six event victories on the day, and Kelsey Wiese was a part of three of those wins.
October 19, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Opens Weekend at Conference Invite
The King men’s and women’s swimming & diving team participated in Friday afternoon’s Conference Carolinas invitational, hosted by Converse College.
October 13, 2012
Swimming & Diving has Strong Showing at Berry Dual Meet
King Swimming & Diving swept LaGrange College on both sides of the deck while the Tornado women’s earned a victory over host Berry College.
October 6, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Downed by Limestone in Dual
Rachel Fuller won the women’s 200-yard butterfly, highlighting the Tornado’s performance in a dual match with the Limestone Saints on Saturday.
September 29, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Lindsey Wilson
Reynold Thibideau led the men's team with three individual victories in the Tornado's loss to Lindsey Wilson on Saturday, 130-87.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
February 18, 2012
Tornado Set New School Highs at ASC Championships
Kelsey Wiese helped break two school records while multiple swimmers on both sides placed at this weekend's Appalachian Swim Conference Championships
February 3, 2012
Berry, Milligan and King Compete in Tri-Meet
King Swimming and Diving went to Steve Lacy Fieldhouse at Milligan College in a tri-meet against the Buffaloes and Vikings of Berry College.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
December 10, 2011
Swim Teams Earn First Wins on Senior Day
Wayne Oliver and Kelsey Copeland each won multiple events as both the men and women's teams won their first meets of the season versus Warren Wilson.
November 12, 2011
Tornado Compete in Double Dual at Tennessee High
King College Swimming and Diving went a combined 1-3 in a double dual meet with Milligan College and the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday.
November 5, 2011
Tornado Swimming Competes at Sewanee Invitational
King Swimming competed in the 11th Annual Sewanee Invitational on Saturday and saw both the men's and women's teams finish sixth of 11 teams.
October 27, 2011
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October 22, 2011
King Swimming Downed by Berry in Dual Meet
In the Tornado's latest swim meet with the Berry Vikings, King witnessed multiple school records be broken despite each team losing its dual meet.
October 8, 2011
Swim Team Competes at Conference Carolinas Carnival
King College Swimming and Diving took to the blocks at the Conference Carolinas Carnival, held in Misenheimer, N.C. on Oct. 8
October 4, 2011
Tornado Swimming Knocked Off By Milligan
Despite some successes scattered throughout their meet with Milligan College, both the men and women fell to the Buffalo on Tuesday night
October 1, 2011
Tornado Swimmers Compete at Limestone
Men's and women's swimming and diving took to the lanes at Limestone College against Mars Hill in the team's tri-meet, Saturday afternoon.
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
September 17, 2011
Swim Team Get Off the Blocks Early in Record Setting Day
King College sported three individual event winners, including one broken school record, and one team top finish at Mars Hill on Saturday.
February 20, 2011
New records for King Swimming at ASC Championship
ATHENS, Ohio - The King College men's and women's swim teams finished seventh and eighth, respectively at the 2011 Appalachian Swimming Conference Championship held over the weekend at Ohio University.
February 16, 2011
King Swimmers among fastest in ASC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College owns 15 Top-10 marks within the Appalachian Swimming Conference Top Times list, the organization announced before the conference championship this weekend.
February 13, 2011
Oliver wins twice for King Swimming
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - King College closed out the swimming regular season Saturday with a win over Bethel (Tenn.) University, but a loss at Union (Ky.) College with a Tornado swimmer winning twice.
February 5, 2011
Lady Tornado swims past Emory & Henry
BRISTOL, Va. - The King College women's swim team was a 55-49 winner over Emory & Henry (Va.) College Saturday.
January 26, 2011
Winter weather changes King and Milligan swim meet
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College and Milligan College swim meet scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled due to the threat of winter weather coming towards the area.
January 22, 2011
Three event wins for King Swimmers
BRISTOL, Va. - The King College men's and women's swim teams dove back into action with three event wins in Saturday's home dual meet with Mars Hill (N.C.) College.
December 13, 2010
King dives into ASC Top-Times list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College maintained a total of 18 Top-10 times within the newest Appalachian Swimming Conference Top Times list, the organization announced.
November 20, 2010
Multiple wins for King swimmers at WWC
SWANNANOA, N.C. - The King College swim team ended the fall portion of the schedule Saturday with the men and women winning at Warren Wilson (N.C.) College.
November 13, 2010
Lower record for Tornado swimmer
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – A school record fell for the King College men’s swimming program Saturday at a tri-meet hosted by the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.).
November 9, 2010
Tornado and Lady Tornado swim up ASC Top Times Lists
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College added two individual Top-10 times on the men's side in this week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Top Times list while a Lady Tornado owns five fast marks, the organization announced.
November 6, 2010
New records for King Swimmers at Sewanee
SEWANEE, Tenn. - King College lowered six program records over the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational hosted by the University of the South.
November 2, 2010
New Top Times in ASC for King Swimmers
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College added six times to this week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Top-Times list, the organization announced.
October 30, 2010
Tornado wins, records broken as King gets victories at Berry
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - A total of four school records were broken by King College swimmers Saturday at Berry (Ga.) College as the Tornado picked up a win and King won the combined event.
October 26, 2010
King adds relay squads to ASC Top-Times list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College posted a total of 20 Top-10 times in the Appalachian Swimming Conference Top-Times list, released by the organization.
October 23, 2010
Records broken by King Swimmers at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - King College saw three school records fall Saturday in a tri-meet at Pfeiffer (N.C.) University. In addition the Tornado and Lady Tornado combined for a victory over a local foe.
October 19, 2010
King Swimming still among fastest in ASC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College remained on this week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Top-Times list with a total of 17 individual Top-10 times with four relays among the fastest in the conference.
October 12, 2010
King swims to front of ASC Women's Swimming Top Times list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's swimming team owns 21 individual Top-10 times in the first edition of the Appalachian Swimming Conference report, released by the organization.
October 9, 2010
Records fall in season opener for King Swimming
MARS HILL, N.C. - King College opened the 2010-11 swimming season Saturday with a pair of school records from a freshman duo at the meet hosted by Mars Hill (N.C.) College.
October 5, 2010
Season opener on Saturday for King Swimming
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's swim teams start the 2010-11 season Saturday as the squad travels to Mars Hill (N.C.) College.
August 20, 2010
King Swimming schedule announced for 2010-11
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head swimming coach John Connor has finalized the 2010-11 schedule for the Tornado and Lady Tornado swimming squads which includes a total of 13 events during the season.
August 10, 2010
King adds Florida swimmer to roster
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head swimming coach John Connor has signed Shirley Langford as a part of the 2010 signing class.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!