Swimming & Diving
Summit League Championship
Summit League Award Winners

Women's Swimmer of the Championship: Vanessza Balogh, Oakland
Women's Newcomer of the Championship: Morgan McLain, SDSU
Women's Diving Championship MVP: Chen Ni, IUPUI
Women's Coach of the Year: Pete Hovland, Oakland

Men's Swimmer of the Championship: Amr el Sayed, Oakland
Men's Newcomer of the Championship: Mario Rusnak, Oakland
Men's Diving Championship MVP: Doug Ogilvie, WIU
Men's Co-Coach of the Year: Pete Hovland, Oakland and Brad Erikson, SDSU
ORDER OF EVENTS

Women will compete in all events first, followed by men. Finals begin Wednesday at 7 p.m., followed by prelims and finals Thursday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Diving prelims will start at the conclusion of swimming prelims each day, with finals being run during the evening sessions.

Wednesday, February 15
Finals at 7 p.m.
Events Final Results Scores
200 Medley Relay    
800 Freestyle Relay    
Finals Photo Gallery
Thursday, February 16
Prelims at 11 a.m., Finals at 6 p.m.
Events Prelim Results Final Results Scores
One-Meter Diving (Women)      
500 Freestyle      
200 Individual Medley      
50 Freestyle      
Three-Meter Diving (Men)      
200 Freestyle Relay      
Friday, February 17
Prelims at 11 a.m., Finals at 6 p.m.
Events Prelim Results Final Results Scores
400 Individual Medley      
100 Butterfly      
200 Freestyle      
100 Breaststroke      
100 Backstroke      
One-Meter Diving (Men)      
400 Medley Relay      
Prelims Photo Gallery  | Finals Photo Gallery
Saturday, February 18
Prelims at 11 a.m., Finals at 6 p.m.
Events Prelim Results Final Results Scores
1650 Freestyle      
200 Backstroke      
100 Freestyle      
200 Breaststroke      
200 Butterfly      
Three-Meter Diving (Women)      
400 Freestyle Relay      
Finals Photo Gallery
HISTORY

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SPECTATOR'S GUIDEWhat to Watch at a Swimmming and Diving Meet

The following is a brief summary of the rules governing competitive swimming and diving to help convey a better understanding of the sport.

The Racing Course
The length of a short course pool is 25 yards. Most racing courses have 6-8 lanes and are usually four feet deep or deeper. The front edge of the starting blocks should be 30 inches above the surface of the water, the temperature should be between 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Meet
There are 16 individual events and five relay events in championship meets, conducted under the governing rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules. A swimmer can compete in up to seven events, of which no more than three can be individual events.

Freestyle Events
In a freestyle event, competitors may swim any stroke they wish, the usual stroke being the Australian crawl, characterized by the alternate overhand motion of the arms.

Backstroke Events
In backstroke, swimmers must stay on their backs except during turns. The stroke is an alternating motion of the arms. Rules allow a swimmer to turn over and do flip turns as in freestyle, before touching the wall with their feet.

Breaststroke Events
Perhaps one of the most difficult strokes to master, the breaststroke requires simultaneous movements of the arms on the same horizontal plane. The hands are pushed forward from the breast on or under the surface of the water and brought backward in the propulsive stage of the stroke simultaneously. The kick is a simultaneous thrust of the legs. No flutter or dolphin kicking is allowed. At each turn a swimmer must touch with both hands at the same time.

Butterfly Events
The most beautiful and physically demanding stroke, the butterfly features the simultaneous overhead stroke of the arms combined with the dolphin kick. The dolphin kick features both legs moving up and down together. No flutter kicking is allowed.

Individual Medley Events
The individual medley, commonly referred to as the "IM," features all four competitive strokes. The swimmer begins with the butterfly, then the backstroke, the breaststroke next and finally the freestyle.

Medley Relay
In the medley relays all four strokes are swum by different swimmers. The relay begins with the backstroke, then the breaststroke, the butterfly and ends with the freestyle.

Freestyle Relay
There are three freestyle relays that compete over 200, 400 or 800 yards. Four swimmers each swim a quarter of the race.

Starts and Turns
In the start, the swimmer is called to the starting position by the starter who visually checks that all swimmers are down and still. Once the starter is satisfied, the race is started by gun or electronic tone.

If the starter feels the one of the swimmers has jumped early, the race will be recalled and the offending swimmers disqualified.

Quick turns are essential to a good race. In all events, the swimmer must touch the wall. In the freestyle and backstroke, the swimmer may somersault as he/she reaches the wall, touching only with the feet. In the other two competitive events, the swimmer must touch the wall with both hands before executing the turn.

Strategies
The sprint race (50 or 100 yards) are an all-out effort from start to finish. The 200-yard events require a sense of pace as well as the ability to swim a controlled sprint. Distance events (500 or 1650 yards) usually are either swum holding the same pace evenly throughout the race or negatively split.

Diving
In a championship meet, diving competition in the 1-meter event consists of five voluntary and five optional dives. In 3-meter diving competition, a competitor does five voluntary dives and six optional dives. Platform diving consists of four voluntary dives, four optional dives and three additional dives. A diver may compete from any platform level.

EVENT SCORINGAt the Summit League Women's Swimming and Diving Championship meet, each event scores through 16 places. The top eight competitors from the preliminaries compete in the evening finals of an event, and the next eight compete in consolation finals. The scoring is as follows, with relays counting double points:
Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1st 20 5th 14 9th 9 13th 4
2nd 17 6th 13 10th 7 14th 3
3rd 16 7th 12 11th 6 15th 2
4th 15 8th 11 12th 5 16th 1
DIRECTIONSDirections to the OU Aquatic Center:

From the East (I-94)
Take I-94 West ... from I-94 West, take I-75 North ... Take I-75 North to Rochester ... Exit I-75 North at University (#79), turning right off the exit ... proceed east on University to the Oakland campus ... after reaching the traffic circle, turn right onto Meadow Brook Drive ... proceed on Meadow Brook Drive until Pioneer Drive ... turn left on Pioneer Drive and follow until the athletic facilities.

From the West (I-94)
Take I-94 East ... from I94 East, take I75 North ... Take I-75 North to Rochester ... Exit I-75 North at University (#79), turning right off the exit ... proceed east on University to the Oakland campus ... after reaching the traffic circle, turn right onto Meadow Brook Drive ... proceed on Meadow Brook Drive until Pioneer Drive ... turn left on Pioneer Drive and follow until the athletic facilities.

From the West/South (I-69)
Take I-69 East ... from I-69 East, take I75 South ... Take I-75 South to Rochester ... Exit I-75 North at University (#79), turning left off the exit ... proceed east on University to the Oakland campus ... after reaching the traffic circle, turn right onto Meadow Brook Drive ... proceed on Meadow Brook Drive until Pioneer Drive ... turn left on Pioneer Drive and follow until the athletic facilities.

From the North (I-75)
Take I-75 South to Rochester ... Exit I-75 at University (#79), turning left off the exit ... proceed east on University to the Oakland campus ... after reaching the traffic circle, turn right onto Meadow Brook Drive ... proceed on Meadow Brook Drive until Pioneer Drive ... turn left on Pioneer Drive and follow until the athletic facilities.

From the South (I-75)
Take I-75 North to Rochester ... Exit I-75 at University (#79), turning right off the exit ... proceed east on University to the Oakland campus ... after reaching the traffic circle, turn right onto Meadow Brook Drive ... proceed on Meadow Brook Drive until Pioneer Drive ... turn left on Pioneer Drive and follow until the athletic facilities.

TICKET COSTS$1.00 heat sheets
$2.00 for meet program
$35.00 all session
$7.00 single session
10 and under free

MEET STAFF

Name Title Phone Cell Phone
Angie Torain Summit League Championship Representative 317-902-0996 317-902-0996
Stephane Sabaduquia Summit League Media Relations Intern 773-203-9809 317-902-0996
Elisabeth Putnam Championship Manager 248-370-4050 248-563-6686
Elisabeth Putnam Facilities Coordinator 248-370-4050 248-563-6686
Scott MacDonald Championship Communications Director 248-370-4008 919-619-4137
Dan Gliot Assistant Championship Communications Director 248-370-3201 440-773-2770
Michaelyn Sebold Athletic Trainer 248-370-3132 586-805-9383
Pete Hovland Oakland Head Swimming & Diving Coach 248-370-4001
NCAA Horizon Nike Oakland University Varsity