Men's Swimming & Diving:

2018-19 Conference Carolinas Men's Swimming Preview and Swimmers to Watch

 – The 2018-19 Conference Carolinas Men's Swimming preseason poll has been released. Emmanuel College will enter the season as the favorite to win the first-ever Conference Carolinas Men's Swimming Championship, according to Conference Carolinas coaches.


1.  Emmanuel College: The Lions tallied four first-place votes for their total of 40 points to be crowned the early season favorite in 2018-19 by Conference coaches.

Swimmers to Watch:

  • Stanislas Raczynski (Sr.)
  • Alex Sobers (Jr.)


2. Barton College: The Bulldogs rank second in the poll with 37 points and one first-place vote from coaches.

Swimmers to Watch:

  • James Day (Jr.)
  • Jaksa Gabric (So.)
  • Robert Zamorano (Jr.)


3. Chowan University: The Hawks racked up 33 points from Conference coaches to ranked third in the poll.

Swimmers to Watch:

  • James Cameron (Fr.)
  • Shaine Olmstead (Fr.)


4.  King University: The Tornado rank fourth after posting 32 points.

Swimmers to Watch:

  • Jabari Ramsey (Fr.)
  • Juan Somoza (Jr.)
  • Simen Vik (Fr.)


5.  Lees-McRae College: The Bobcats placed fifth in the preseason poll after earning 28 points from Conference coaches.

Swimmers to Watch:

  • JD McCray (Fr.)
  • Arsham Mirzaei (Jr.)
  • Javier Sanchez (Jr.)


2018-19 Men's Swimming Preseason Poll

School (first-place votes) Total
1. Emmanuel (4) 40
2. Barton (1) 37 
3. Chowan 33 
4. King 32 
5. Lees-McRae 28 


Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University.