men's swimming & diving 2018-19 Season preview

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Wesleyan men’s swimming and diving team looks to build upon last year’s successes. Despite graduating a large number of talented seniors, the Cardinals are excited and eager to tackle the challenges that this season holds.

The Cardinals are already benefiting from the strong leadership of Co-captain’s Max Wimer and Phon Leeswadtrakul. Their excitement for this team and the upcoming season has created a positive and motivational atmosphere that will propel the team forward.

Head coach peter solomon's thoughts

“The men’s team is definitely in a rebuilding year, but with the key returning athletes, along with the new swimmers and divers, the team’s future looks bright. As with any season, this year’s successes will be centered upon personal and team improvements. Base on the dedicated group of athletes on the squad this year, I am confident we will see impressive developments, both in the pool and on the boards. This group of young men bring great attitudes and a strong work ethic to the pool deck every day and I couldn’t ask anything more of them. I am very excited to see how their season unfolds in the upcoming weeks.”

key returners

Max wimer - captain

Photo by Ronald Wimer
  • Hometown: Westport, Conn.
  • High School: Staples
  • Class: 2019
  • Event(s): Fly & Free

Wimer spent last season studying abroad and is eager to get back into the pool. During the 2016 NESCAC Championships he made the finals in the 200 Free.

Joel groves

  • Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
  • High School: Westminster School
  • Class: 2021
  • Event(s): Diving & Free

During the conference meet last year, Groves finished 13th and 15th in the 3-Meter and 1-Meter boards, respectively.

Eric lindheim-marx

  • Hometown: Goleta, Calif.
  • High School: Dos Pueblos
  • Class: 2021
  • Event(s): Breast, Free & IM

Lindheim-Marx had a great rookie season last year, placing 23rd in the 1,650 Free at the conference championship meet.

Nic Moran

  • Hometown: Kissimee, Fla.
  • High School: Gateway
  • Class: 2021
  • Event(s): Fly, Free & IM

Moran will be a key factor in this year’s relays, as he is coming off of an 18th finish in the 50 Fly and a 24th finish in the 100 Fly at the NESCAC Championship meet.

Brandon pearson

  • Hometown: Wayzata, Minn.
  • High School: Blake Upper School
  • Class: 2019
  • Event(s): Diving

Last season, Pearson finished fourth at the NESCAC Championships in the 1-Meter diving, where his score of 452.75 points surpassed the NCAA Regional Qualifying standard.

the newcomers

jared christopher

  • Hometown: Longwood, Fla.
  • High School: Trinity Preparatory School
  • Event(s): Breast & Free

julian demann

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • High School: Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Event(s): Back & Free

jeffrey haegelin

  • Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
  • High School: Polytech School
  • Event(s): Fly & IM

evan sullivan

  • Hometown: Parker, Color.
  • High School: Denver School of Arts Theatre
  • Event(s): Fly & Free

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