Men's Swimming & Diving News Archives

  • Tornado swim teams earn Messick Awards for Sportsmanship
    March 26, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University teams were honored by Conference Carolinas when they announced their Messick Awards for Sportsmanship. The men’s and women’s swimming teams both earned sportsmanship awards from the league.
  • King has 12 earn Academic All-Conference Carolinas honors
    February 27, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the winter season coming to a close, Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference honorees for basketball, swimming and indoor track & field. King University had 12 student-athletes earn recognition.
  • Tornado set 9 school records, finish 3rd at Conference Carolinas Championships
    February 16, 2020
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team finished third at the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships. Over the four days, the Tornado set nine school records and had one conference champion.
  • Bruce wins title, King remains in third at CC Championships
    February 15, 2020
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dale Bruce wins a Conference Carolinas title to lead the King University men’s swimming team on day three of the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado are still in third place going into the final day of competition.
  • Four school records fall, King in third at CC Championships
    February 14, 2020
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team started slow, but finished strong, setting four school records on the second day of the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado are still in third place going into Saturday’s competition.
  • Tornado set three records, in third after first day of CC Championships
    February 13, 2020
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men's swimming team had a solid first day at the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships. The Tornado are in third place and set three school records on Thursday.
  • King sweeps CC Swimmer of the Week awards
    February 05, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University swimming teams swept the Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week awards this week. Dale Bruce took home Conference Carolinas Men’s Swimmer of the Week while Ashley Woods was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Swimmer of the Week.
  • King splits with Milligan and Union
    February 01, 2020
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University men’s swimming team had a solid day in the pool on Saturday. The Tornado defeated Milligan College 149-110 but fell to Union College (Ky.) 146-109.
  • Tornado top Mars Hill and Lees-McRae
    January 24, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's swimming team came away with a pair of wins against Mars Hill University and Lees-McRae College on Friday night. The Tornado defeated the Mountain Lions 115-82 and topped Lees-McRae College 100-93.
  • Tornado fall to Cumberlands
    January 18, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team took on the University of the Cumberlands in a relay meet on Saturday in Bristol, Tennessee. The Patriots came away with the 177-66 win.
  • King sweeps CC Swimmer of the Week awards
    November 26, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s swimming teams swept the Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week awards this week. Ashley Woods earned the women’s award and Jan Kuljak took home honors on the men’s side for their performances at the 2019 Le Meridien Fall Frenzy Invitational.
  • King finishes 11th at Fall Frenzy
    November 24, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men's swimming team had a solid performance at the 2019 Sheraton Le Meridien Fall Frenzy Invitational, finishing 11th. The Tornado set six school records over the three day meet.
  • Tornado top Milligan and Emory & Henry
    November 01, 2019
    EMORY, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team came away with a pair of wins at Emory & Henry College on Friday night. The Tornado defeated the host Wasps 158-40 and topped Milligan College 119-83.
  • King sneaks past MHU
    October 26, 2019
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s team went back-and-forth in a meet at Mars Hill University on Saturday. Ultimately, the Tornado came out on top, edging the Lions 121-120.
  • Tornado swim well against Emmanuel in relay meet
    October 12, 2019
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s swimming team took on Emmanuel College in a relay meet on Saturday at Converse College. The Lions came away with the 214-128 win.
  • Tornado take 2nd at season-opening King Invite
    October 05, 2019
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team opened the season with a successful meet at the King Invitational. The Tornado were led by good swims from Jan Kuljak and Dale Bruce.
  • Tornado open 2019-20 season at home
    September 26, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's swimming team enters their second season in the Conference Carolinas. Last season, the Tornado finished third at the Conference Carolina Swimming Championships. In his third season as head coach, James Graves will put together a talented roster that will lead King into a successful 2019-2020 swim season.
  • 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.
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