Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges
Dec06

Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges

The Seton Hall swimming and diving teams will have a holiday hiatus in December before returning to the pool for the second half of their season in the spring. It is a break from competition for the men’s and women’s teams, but the training will not stop. Each team has been able to move past their historic finishes in March’s Big East Championships to become a hungrier, more determined team. The process has not been easy, but it is...

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Pirate Swimmers Impress at U.S. Winter Nationals
Dec03

Pirate Swimmers Impress at U.S. Winter Nationals

Four members of the Seton Hall swimming and diving teams traveled to Columbus, Ohio to compete in this weekend’s Winter National Championships. The tournament, held at Ohio State University, included elite teams from colleges and aquatics clubs nationwide. The Seton Hall contingent was composed of female swimmer Sydney Simpson, alongside male swimmers Vadim Jacobson, Joshua Tosoni and Noah Yanchulis. Yanchulis and Jacobson competed in...

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Grubert and Simpson shine in double fourth-place finish for swim and dive
Nov20

Grubert and Simpson shine in double fourth-place finish for swim and dive

Sydney Simpson finished first in the 100-meter butterfly as she led the Seton Hall women’s swimming and diving team to a fourth overall finish in the Patriot Invitational, held at George Mason University. Meanwhile, Tyler Yanchulis, Tyler Kauth, John Redoutey and Dakota Williams finished second out of 14 teams with a time of 1:22.44 in the 200-meter freestyle relay as they led the men’s team to a similar fourth-place finish. Although...

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Volunteer work defines swimmer’s SHU experience
Nov15

Volunteer work defines swimmer’s SHU experience

On a Sunday afternoon in South Orange, few people wander campus, especially in the rain. However, for Seton Hall swimmer Emily Barnard, trudging through the rain after dealing with car issues, all the while just acclimating back after a weekend competition in West Virginia the night before, was just the story of another hectic weekend in the life of the student-athlete. Barnard is not crazy, though; in fact some might think of her as...

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Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter
Nov01

Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter

For someone who has won the Big East Most Outstanding Swimmer award in back-to-back seasons, it is a surprise that Noah Yanchulis’ did not get into a pool until he tried out for a program on a whim in middle school. Growing up in Arnold, Md., Yanchulis participated in a wide range of sports, including baseball, lacrosse and football. He also played basketball until he was a freshman in high school. Yanchulis decided to take up...

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Swim and dive steps up for Autism Speaks
Oct25

Swim and dive steps up for Autism Speaks

The Seton Hall swimming and diving teams showed their support for Autism awareness on Oct. 15, as 20 members stepped up and took part in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Nomahegan Park in Cranston, N.J. What started as an effort by a small number of teammates last year blossomed into an involvement which encompassed a large portion of the team. The increase in numbers helped the Pirate swimmers and divers double their amount of...

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Swimming and diving continues to be a Big East threat
Oct25

Swimming and diving continues to be a Big East threat

After dropping their first meet of the season, the Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have experienced a resurgence in the pool. In the three meets since, the women’s team has dominated its opponents by a total of 281 points, while the men’s team has outscored the competition by 228 points over that same span. Early on in the season, it seems both teams have the foundation to maintain their footing in the Big East...

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Swim and Dive take down local duo on Seton Hall Weekend
Oct21

Swim and Dive take down local duo on Seton Hall Weekend

It was an impressive sweep for the Seton Hall swimming and diving teams on Saturday afternoon, as Taylor Jackson’s school-record in the six-round, one-meter dive competition was one of many highlights in both teams’ sweep of Garden State opposition Monmouth and Montclair State. Jackson’s score of 325.42 in the one-meter six dives not only lit up the scoreboard inside Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium, but provided a catalyst for a Seton...

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Swimmers aiming to repeat success under Sapp
Oct18

Swimmers aiming to repeat success under Sapp

Last season was a landmark one for Seton Hall’s swimming and diving teams. On a brisk February weekend in Long Island this past winter, the men’s and women’s teams spent four days shattering school records at the Big East Championship. The women’s swimming and diving team set eight school records across a multitude of events, ultimately placing third overall, the best finish in program history. The men’s swimming and diving team kept...

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Pirates secure bounce back win against Rider
Oct08

Pirates secure bounce back win against Rider

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams retaliated after Friday’s loss to UMBC, coming out victorious against Rider on Saturday afternoon. The men won by a score of 161-139, while the women won by a final tally of 173-99. The Hall won two events in diving, with Taylor Jackson winning the one-meter and three-meter dive on the women’s side, as the men fell short in the same two events. In swimming, the women had a...

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Swim and dive drop season opener
Oct07

Swim and dive drop season opener

Despite strong showings in the medley relay and butterfly stroke, neither the men’s or women’s swimming and diving team could open its season with a win against the University of Maryland Baltimore County, with the women losing 156-144, while the men lost 167-128. The meet kicked off with that 200-yard medley, in which both the men’s and women’s team started strong by placing first. The quartet of Julie Stankiewicz, Jordan Decker,...

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Fundraising efforts provide new video board for men’s and women’s swimming teams
Sep21

Fundraising efforts provide new video board for men’s and women’s swimming teams

The men’s swimming Big East Championship banner is not the only new piece of hardware hanging in the Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium this semester. Thanks to Pirate Blue’s fundraising efforts, there is a brand new video board as well. Pirate Blue is the fundraising organization for Seton Hall athletics. Each year it meets with coaches from all of the teams to see what their needs are and what can be done to improve their programs. For...

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