Week 11 (Jan. 15, 2020)
Alexander Hoscila – Barton
A sophomore from Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Hoscila captured wins in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly in a Barton team tri-meet victory over St. Andrews and Chowan in Murfreesboro, N.C.
Hoscila finished first in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 24.67. He claimed top honors in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:02.34.
Week 10 (Jan. 8, 2020)
Jonathan York – Barton
A sophomore from Midlothian, Va., York finished first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.75) in a dual meet with Lenoir-Rhyne. He finished in third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.95.
Week Nine (Dec. 11, 2019)
Joao Santos - Emmanuel
A junior from Maringa, Parana, Brazil, Santos was one of just over 1,300 swimmers from around the world this past week at the US OPEN National Championship, which is organized by USA Swimming. Emmanuel and Queens were the only NCAA Division II competitors. The races were contested in a 50 long course meter pool, so the times were different than normal events done in yards.
In the 100 breaststroke, Santos posted a time of 1:03. He recorded a time of 23.64 in the 50 freestyle and a time of 51.45 in the 100 freestyle. All three times placed him among the top 80 and his 100 breaststroke time was good for an impressive 34th-place finish.
Week Eight (Nov. 26, 2019)
Jan Kuljak – King
A freshman out of Zagreb, Croatia, Kuljak set three school records at the 2019 Sheraton Le Meridien Fall Frenzy Invite at the Mecklenburg Municipal Pool in Charlotte, N.C.
His time of 1:42.10 allowed him to set the King 200-yard freestyle record, while he also set two records during the 1650-yard freestyle timed finals. The first was the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:00.20 and the other was the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:21.48.
Week Seven (Nov. 20, 2019)
Bartlomiej Swiderski - Barton
A freshman from Warsaw, Poland, Swiderski won three individual events in a dominant 207-36 team win over Hampden-Sydney.
Swiderski earned first-place honors in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.63), the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.62) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.03). He also was part of a winning 200-yard medley relay team (1:37.17).
Week Six (Nov. 13, 2019)
Brady Samuels – Salem
A sophomore from Cape Town, South Africa, Samuels picked up two first-place finishes individually in a dual meet against Fairmont State. He claimed the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly (54.36) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.15).
Samuels was also part of two winning relays teams in the 200-yard medley (1:40.42) and the 400-yard freestyle (3:22.59).
Week Five (Nov. 6, 2019)
Igor Proszynski – Chowan
A freshman out of Wilkolaz, Poland, Proszynski set a new school record in Chowan’s tri-meet at Converse with a time of 4:52.33 in the 500 freestyle. He also finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.30.
Proszynski was also part of the winning relay team in the 200 freestyle (1:30.31).
Week Four (Oct. 30, 2019)
Alex Sobers – Emmanuel
The senior from Bridgetown, Barbados picked up four first-place finishes and set four meet records at the 19th annual Sewanee Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn.
Sobers picked up the top spot in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:27.30. He was also first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:35.41. He was second in the 50 butterfly (23.41) and the 200 freestyle (1:43.02).
Sobers helped Emmanuel to first place in the 100 medley relay (43.29/25 free split 9.81) and the 200 medley relay (1:34.41/50 free split 21.01).
Week Three (Oct. 23, 2019)
Theo Courteaux - Emmanuel
The junior from Anglet, France led Emmanuel with four first-place finishes individually in the team win over Berry.
He collected top honors in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.19. Courteaux also earned the top spot in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:16.44. Courteaux also helped set new pool records in the 200 medley relay (26.78; 1:33.91) and the 200 freestyle relay (21.79; 1:24.53).
Week Two (Oct. 16, 2019)
Bartlomiej Swiderski - Barton
A freshman from Warsaw, Poland, Swiderski was fantastic in his first-ever meet at Barton, finishing first in three events and helping to two relay wins as well in victories over Lees-McRae and Chowan in Rocky Mount, N.C.
In the 100-yard backstroke, Swiderski claimed first with a time of 51.26. He finished first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.86. In the 200-yard individual medley, Swiderski’s time of 1:54.58 was a school record.
He helped Barton to wins as noted in the 400-yard medley (3:33.05) and the 200-yard medley (1:35.30).
Week One (Oct. 9, 2019)
Igor Bretas Dantas – Emmanuel
The sophomore from Indaiatuba, Brazil started off his season strongly by posting the No. 2 time in the nation in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.21. His 100 fly time of 48.99 is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation for NCAA Division II top times list on CollegeSwimming.com. He also led off Emmanuel’s win in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 20.30.