Join us in wishing luck to our Badger Alumni competing in the NCAA this season! Each year Badger Swimmers attend some of the top academic and athletic schools in the country. We are proud of all our our swimmers past and present and cannot wait to see their future success in and out of the pool! GO BADGER!
Below is a list of all of our collegiate Badgers for the 2023 – 2024 season:
Amato, Jason – Emory
Anderson, Kate – Virginia Tech
Arnold, Lauren – Air Force
Assalone, Francesco – Denison
Chong, Vanessa – UPenn
Chtokolov, Daria – NYU
Cornish, Kristin – Johns Hopkins
Disanto, Justin – Bucknell
Fenlon, Matt – Stanford
Gjersten, Emily – Duke
Hardart, Max – Brown
Hierath, Yara – NC State
Jiang, Joy – UPenn
Kaufmann, Noelle – Michigan
Kim, Daniel – Princeton
Kim, Hunter – Princeton
Lara, Austin – Columbia
Lee, Christian – Yale
Loveless, Liam – Amherst
Loveless, Mary Kate – Holy Cross
McMillan, Alex – Holy Cross
Noon, Zoe – Dartmouth
Pestrikov, Zach – Cal Tech
Reyna, Alexa – Arizona State
Shimizu-Bowers, Hana – Northwestern
Schubert, Keala – Colorado College
Tsukikawa, Yugo – Michigan
Veru, Theo – Bowdoin
We are proud to announce that that our own Hakan Eskioglu will now serve as the Head Coach of the Age Group Team. Hakan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program and has a proven track record of success in all levels of the sport.
Hakan is regarded as one of Europe’s most accomplished youth coaches and has played a pivotal role in the rise of Turkish Swimming on the international stage. He has served as the General Coordinator of the High Performance Centers in Turkey as well as Head Group Coach at the famed Galatasaray Sporting Club in Istanbul. As a swimmer, Hakan was a 1988 Olympian, European Championship Finalist and multiple time Balkan Champion.
Check out more on Hakan here!
For inquires about the Badger Age Group Team, email Hakan at Hakan@badgerswimclub.com
SwimSwam’s Coleman Hodges stopped by the Badger Pool in November to film a Tuesday afternoon speed practice as part of SwimSwam’s Practice + Pancakes Series.
Excerpt from Coleman Hodges:
“I took a trip up to Larchmont, New York, where John Collins runs Badger Swim Club out of the 50yd pool in his backyard. They are only able to use the outdoor pool in the New York weather until Mid-November, but today was a crisp fall afternoon prime for getting some work in. John’s son, Jack Collins(Former Texas swimmer, Brother of Texas Associate Head coach Wyatt Collins) was running today’s main set, 3 rounds of 3×100 at 1:20 followed by 8×50 best average”
Due to the weather related closings of the pools we use, all practices are cancelled.
LEHMAN IS STILL ON.
Fast swimming continues to come from the Junior Team at Badger, with a New Metro Record.
Akira Lomvardas, set out to break the 12/u Boys 200 Fly record of 2:04.78 held by Tavis Siebert and he touched the wall this past Sunday with a time of 2:04.09. Congratulations to Akira, keep up the great work.
Great things coming from Akira and his fellow Age Groupers at Badger.
Join Us in Celebrating Cody Miller’s Olympic Win!
On Fridy 9/30 and Saturday 10/1, recent Badger olympian, Cody Miller, will be coming to meet with Badger swimmers, visit local schools and participate in a Badger wide meet and greet. All are welcome to join in the celebrations! See the schedule below.
- 9:00am-11:00am Cody visits local schools.
- 11:00am-4:00pm Special filming event.
- 5:00pm-6:00pm Cody visits Badger Swim School at Hommocks.
- 6:00pm-7:00pm Cody meets with Competitive 8U, 10U & Junior Teams at Hommocks.
- 7:00am-9:00am Cody visits Senior team.
- 2:00pm-4:00pm Meet & Greet at Badger with Badger Olympians Cody Miller, Lea Loveless-Maurer and others- All are welcome!
Fantastic Mr. Fox is Fox Searchlight, stop motion film based on the legendary story by Roald Dahl. Our favorite character is, of course, non other than Mr. Badger! Mr. Badger is played by the comedic talent, Bill Murray who can be seen in this clip showing his Badger pride!
Take a watch for a few Badger laughs to brighten this dreary Monday!
Accomplished Badger swimmer, Patrick Conaton, is entering his junior year at Stanford University and was recently named co-captain of Stanford University’s Mens Swim Team, which is a tremendous honor for a junior to be named a captain.
Patrick is considered one of Badger’s most recent and current talents. He is an NCAA qualifier in the backstroke events and, most recently, represented Badger at the 2016 Olympic Trials in Omaha.
He is certain to be an integral member of the Stanford team as they kick off their 2016-17 season.
Badger wishes Patrick the best of luck this season!.
Cody swam through the prelims, the semifinals to reach the Finals of the Men’s 100 Breaststroke seeded second, it was time to make all the work, all the early mornings and long training sessions pay off. Cody swam a great race, a race where he took second to Kevin Cordes both punching their tickets to Rio where they will represent the United States of America in the Summer Olympics.
Congratulations to Cody from all the Badger swimmers and Families