Men's Swimming & Diving News Archives

  • Vik earns CSCAA Scholar All-America honors
    July 03, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University men’s swimming team had an individual selected College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America. Simen Vik earned honorable mention honors in his first year on campus.
  • King swim teams earn CSCAA Scholar All-America honors
    June 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University swimming teams had a solid 2018-19 year in the classroom as they both earned College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-America teams for the spring semester. This marks the first time in program history that both programs have earned this award.
  • Vik, Somoza lead King to 3rd at Conference Carolinas Championships
    February 09, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men's swimming team finished third at the inaugural Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships. Simen Vik won two conference titles while Juan Somoza took home another to lead a Tornado team that set 10 school records at the meet.
  • Five Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Swimming & Diving Championships start on Wednesday, the league announced their academic all-conference performers prior to the meet. The Tornado had three women and two men recognized.
  • King sweeps conference weekly awards
    February 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final meet of the regular season, Macarena Martin Mayor and Maximillian Thomas turned in solid performances to sweep the Conference Carolinas Swimming of the Week awards.
  • King falls to Union in final tune-up for conference championships
    February 02, 2019
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their final tune-up for the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships, the King University men’s swimming team fell at Union College (Ky.) 132-56 on Saturday afternoon.
  • Tornado fall to Carson-Newman
    January 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming continued to prepare for the conference championships with a tough meet against Carson-Newman University. The Tornado had some good swims, but fell to the Eagles 208-66.
  • King tops Emory & Henry falls to Mars Hill
    January 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's swimming team was in action for the first time in 2019 against Mars Hill and Emory & Henry. The Tornado came out on top against Emory & Henry but fell to Mars Hill.
  • Vik's school records lead to Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week honors
    November 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Simen Vik had a great weekend at the Fall Frenzy Invitational, helping the Tornado to seven school records. On Wednesday he was selected Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week following his outstanding performance.
  • Records fall at the Fall Frenzy Invite
    November 17, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men's swimming team set 10 school records over the weekend at the Fall Frenzy Invitational. Simen Vik set five records, Jabari Ramsey set two, and the Tornado set three relay records.
  • Vik selected Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week
    November 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Simen Vik had another big weekend for the King University men’s swimming team. He set another school recorded and was selected Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week.
  • Vik sets school record to lead King against MHU and WWC
    November 02, 2018
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team turned in a solid performance at Mars Hill University where they took on the host Lions and Warren Wilson College. Simen Vik set a new school record and nearly set another.
  • Cremer sets school record as King splits with Barton and William Peace
    October 27, 2018
    RALEIGH, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team competed for the second time this season when they traveled to take on Barton College and William Peace University. The Tornado defeated William Peace, but fell to Barton. Cory Cremer highlighted the day for King, setting a new 1650 freestyle school record.
  • King tops Milligan, LMC to open season
    October 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team started their season with a pair of victories on Saturday morning. The Tornado defeated Milligan College 109.00-85.00 and Lees-McRae College 115.00-62.00.
  • Tornado ready for 2018-19 season
    October 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's swimming team enters the season with a new conference. The Tornado are now members of Conference Carolinas for the first year the conference sponsors men's swimming. Head coach James Graves brought in a talented new group that will help the Tornado continue to improve in 2018-19.
  • Tornado set another school record on final day of BMC Championships
    February 17, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team finished up their final day of competition at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships. The Tornado competed hard once again and the 400 yard freestyle relay team set a school.
  • Two school records fall on day 3 of BMC Championships
    February 16, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team had a solid third day at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships, setting a pair of school records and two personal records. Going into the final day of the championships, the Tornado are in 10th place.
  • King sets school record at BMC Championships
    February 15, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, NC – The King University men’s swimming team competed at the Blue Mountain Conference Championships Wednesday. The Tornado put together some strong performances including setting a school record in the 200 yard medley relay.
  • Stosik, Somoza lead King at Union
    February 03, 2018
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their final tune-up before the conference championships, the King University men’s swimming team had a good swim at Union College (Ky.) on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado dropped the meet 154-77, but were led by Juan Somoza and Aleksandar Stosik who combined for five first place finishes.
  • Tornado edged by Carson-Newman
    January 26, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled to take on Carson-Newman University on Friday night. The Tornado, who were swimming shorthanded fell to the Eagles 159-31.
  • Tornado volunteer with Feeding America of SWVA
    January 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University swim team took a break from the pool and their busy schedules to help and serve the local Bristol community. Head swim coach, James Graves, facilitated a volunteer day for the team on January 15 with Feeding America of Southwest Virginia.
  • Somoza takes a pair of wins to lead King against MHU and E&H
    January 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team hosted Mars Hill University and Emory & Henry College on Friday night in their first event of 2018. The Tornado topped Emory & Henry 102-22, but fell to the Lions 118-60.
  • Two records fall on final day of Fall Frenzy
    November 19, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team finished their weekend with a pair of school records at the Fall Frenzy Invitational on Sunday. Aleksandar Stosik set one in the 100 yard freestyle and the men’s 400 yard freestyle relay set another school record.
  • More school records set at second day of Fall Frenzy Invite
    November 18, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team competed in the second day of the Fall Frenzy Invitational Saturday night. More school records were broke including great performances by Juan Somoza.
  • Pair of records fall on first day of Fall Frenzy
    November 17, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team opened the Fall Frenzy Invitational with a solid day on Friday. Two school records fell, and two personal bests were lowered on Friday.
  • King takes 4th at Sewanee Invite
    October 28, 2017
    SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team competed in the Sewanee Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado finished in fourth place and was led by Juan Somoza who won four races for King.
  • King falls to Milligan
    October 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, VA. – The King University men’s swimming team faced Milligan College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado swam well, but fell to Milligan.
  • Tornado drop meets at Mars Hill
    October 13, 2017
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team faced Mars Hill University and Lindsey Wilson College on Friday night. The Tornado swam well, but fell to both Mars Hill and Lindsey Wilson.
  • Tornado open season at Emmanuel meet
    October 07, 2017
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s opened the season with a solid day at the Emmanuel College meet. The Tornado defeated Bethel University, LaGrange College, and Life University while falling to Point University and Emmanuel.
  • Tornado ready to set more records in 2017-18
    October 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's swimming team set a plethora of records last season and the Tornado look for that to continue in to 2017-18 under the guidance of new head coach James Graves. The Tornado return a solid group of returners and adds one newcomer for the upcoming campaign.
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