Men's Swimming & Diving News Archives

  • King takes 4th at Sewanee Invite
    October 28, 2017
    SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team competed in the Sewanee Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado finished in fourth place and was led by Juan Somoza who won four races for King.
  • King falls to Milligan
    October 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, VA. – The King University men’s swimming team faced Milligan College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado swam well, but fell to Milligan.
  • Tornado drop meets at Mars Hill
    October 13, 2017
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team faced Mars Hill University and Lindsey Wilson College on Friday night. The Tornado swam well, but fell to both Mars Hill and Lindsey Wilson.
  • Tornado open season at Emmanuel meet
    October 07, 2017
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s opened the season with a solid day at the Emmanuel College meet. The Tornado defeated Bethel University, LaGrange College, and Life University while falling to Point University and Emmanuel.
  • Tornado ready to set more records in 2017-18
    October 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's swimming team set a plethora of records last season and the Tornado look for that to continue in to 2017-18 under the guidance of new head coach James Graves. The Tornado return a solid group of returners and adds one newcomer for the upcoming campaign.
  • Graves tabbed to lead King swimming programs
    August 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Wednesday that James Graves will be the next men’s and women’s swimming head coach.
  • Schrotenboer resigns from King swimming
    June 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Wednesday that swimming head coach Jordan Schrotenboer has resigned to take an NCAA Division I coaching appointment. Schrotenboer will be an assistant at North Carolina State University.
  • Eight records are set at Conference Championship
    February 11, 2017
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men's swimming team ended their 2016-17 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships over the weekend in a record setting way. The Tornado broke eight school records in the four days, including scoring a total 270 points. Juan Somoza was the top scorer for King with 49 points and had two silvers in individual events.
  • King sets three school records at Union (Ky.)
    February 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team had their last tune-up for the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships on Saturday when they traveled to Union College (Ky.). The Tornado set three school records, but Union came away with the 123-120 victory.
  • Tornado victorious over Milligan College
    January 27, 2017
    EMORY, Va. – The King University men's swimming team squared off against Milligan College on Friday night. The Tornado swam excellent versus the Buffaloes, winning the meet 105-62.
  • Tornado drop meet to Lions
    January 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team squared off against Mars Hill University on Friday night. In the first meet in two months, the Tornado fell to the Lions 116-86.
  • Tornado highlighted by BridgeAthletic
    January 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Under head coach Jordan Schrotenboer, the King University swimming teams have been using BridgeAthletic to help with their workouts to improve in the pool this season. The Tornado were recently highlight by BridgeAthletic for the success they have had this season.
  • 13 school records fall at the Brenau Invitational
    November 19, 2016
    GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The weekend couldn’t have gone any better for the King University men’s swimming team as they posted 13 school records at the Brenau Invitational. The Tornado set five relay school records and posted eight individual marks.
  • Somoza sets another school record, Tornado fall 166-39 to Carson-Newman
    November 04, 2016
    JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – The King University men's swimming team returned to the pool on Friday at Carson-Newman University. Juan Somoza set a school record in the 200 individual medley but the Tornado fell to the Eagle’s 166-39.
  • Tornado breaks record and Juan Somoza breaks three
    October 29, 2016
    SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team had a record breaking day at the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado set a school record in the 100 yard freestyle and Juan Somoza set three school records in the individual medley events. Somoza also won the 200 yard backstroke as well.
  • King splits pair of meets at Milligan
    October 14, 2016
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming team returned to the pool on Friday split a pair of meets at Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the host Buffaloes 108-67 and fell to St. Andrews University 127-62.
  • King opens season at Mars Hill
    September 25, 2016
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team opened their season on Sunday at Mars Hill and the Tornado fell 192-60. Tanner Espersen led the way for the Tornado, coming within 0.01 of a school record in the 100 yard individual medley.
  • Tornado close out season on high note at conference championships
    February 13, 2016
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – To close out the 2015-16 season, the King University men's swimming team showed off their spectacular improvement at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. The Tornado set a total of 10 personal records, including two school record breaking performances from Quenton Lyons. King finished in twelfth place overall.
  • Four personal records and one school record falls at Union
    February 06, 2016
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Returning to the pool for the first time in three weeks, the King University men’s swimming team had a good day in their last tune-up before the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships next weekend. Quenton Lyons set one school record and nearly set another to lead the Tornado as the fell to Union College 206-35.
  • King falls to Carson-Newman
    January 16, 2016
    Emory, Va. – The King University men's swimming team took to the pool for the first time this spring when they faced Carson-Newman University at Emory & Henry College. The Eagles topped the Tornado 164-25.
  • Personal records fall at Brenau Invitational
    November 21, 2015
    GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team closed the fall portion of the schedule on a high note at the Brenau Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado set seven personal records at the two-day event, finishing 12th.
  • Tornado close fall with sixth place finish at Sewanee Invite
    October 31, 2015
    SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team completed their fall season at the Sewanee Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado came through with a sixth place finish of seven teams at the event.
  • Tornado split with Life and Emmanuel
    October 24, 2015
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team took to the pool at Emmanuel College on Saturday where they faced Emmanuel and Life University. The Tornado topped Life 67-22, but fell to the host Lions 127-37.
  • Tornado fall at Mars Hill
    October 17, 2015
    MARS HILL, N.C. – Less than 24 hours after the King University men’s swimming team took their first win of the season, they jumped back into the pool at Mars Hill University on Saturday afternoon. The Lions handed King their first loss of the season by the score of 166-50.
  • Tornado defeat Milligan for first win
    October 16, 2015
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team turned in a solid performance in their first of two meets over the next two days. The Tornado came away with their first victory of the season, topping Milligan College 106-60 on Friday afternoon.
  • King finishes 3rd in season opening Conference Carolina's Relay Meet
    October 03, 2015
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.– The King University men’s swimming and diving team opened up their season at the Conference Carolina's Relay Meet at Emmanuel College. The Tornado ranked third out of three in the meet competing against Limestone College and Emmanuel College.
  • Schotenboer looks for Tornado to progress in 2015-16
    September 30, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team opens the 2015-16 season with a new face guiding the Tornado. Following the retirement of the only head coach in program history John Connor, Jordan Schrotenboer looks to help improve last year’s finishes introducing a new culture to the team.
  • Schrotenboer selected to lead swimming and diving programs
    June 08, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced earlier this week the hire of the second head men’s and women’s swimming and diving program’s history. Following 10 years under John Connor, the swimming and diving programs will now be under the guidance of Jordan Schrotenboer, who joins the Tornado staff from Calvin College.
  • Connor announces retirement
    March 05, 2015
    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.
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