Men's Swimming & Diving News Archives

  • 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.
  • Graves tabbed to lead King swimming programs
    August 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Wednesday that James Graves will be the next men’s and women’s swimming head coach.
  • Schrotenboer resigns from King swimming
    June 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Wednesday that swimming head coach Jordan Schrotenboer has resigned to take an NCAA Division I coaching appointment. Schrotenboer will be an assistant at North Carolina State University.
  • Eight records are set at Conference Championship
    February 11, 2017
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men's swimming team ended their 2016-17 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships over the weekend in a record setting way. The Tornado broke eight school records in the four days, including scoring a total 270 points. Juan Somoza was the top scorer for King with 49 points and had two silvers in individual events.
  • King sets three school records at Union (Ky.)
    February 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team had their last tune-up for the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships on Saturday when they traveled to Union College (Ky.). The Tornado set three school records, but Union came away with the 123-120 victory.
  • Tornado victorious over Milligan College
    January 27, 2017
    EMORY, Va. – The King University men's swimming team squared off against Milligan College on Friday night. The Tornado swam excellent versus the Buffaloes, winning the meet 105-62.
  • Tornado drop meet to Lions
    January 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team squared off against Mars Hill University on Friday night. In the first meet in two months, the Tornado fell to the Lions 116-86.
  • Tornado highlighted by BridgeAthletic
    January 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Under head coach Jordan Schrotenboer, the King University swimming teams have been using BridgeAthletic to help with their workouts to improve in the pool this season. The Tornado were recently highlight by BridgeAthletic for the success they have had this season.
  • 13 school records fall at the Brenau Invitational
    November 19, 2016
    GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The weekend couldn’t have gone any better for the King University men’s swimming team as they posted 13 school records at the Brenau Invitational. The Tornado set five relay school records and posted eight individual marks.
  • Somoza sets another school record, Tornado fall 166-39 to Carson-Newman
    November 04, 2016
    JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – The King University men's swimming team returned to the pool on Friday at Carson-Newman University. Juan Somoza set a school record in the 200 individual medley but the Tornado fell to the Eagle’s 166-39.
  • Tornado breaks record and Juan Somoza breaks three
    October 29, 2016
    SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team had a record breaking day at the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado set a school record in the 100 yard freestyle and Juan Somoza set three school records in the individual medley events. Somoza also won the 200 yard backstroke as well.
  • King splits pair of meets at Milligan
    October 14, 2016
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming team returned to the pool on Friday split a pair of meets at Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the host Buffaloes 108-67 and fell to St. Andrews University 127-62.
  • King opens season at Mars Hill
    September 25, 2016
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team opened their season on Sunday at Mars Hill and the Tornado fell 192-60. Tanner Espersen led the way for the Tornado, coming within 0.01 of a school record in the 100 yard individual medley.
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