WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College men's swimming team opens its 2018-19 season with a dual meeting against Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) member Baldwin Wallace University at noon on Saturday.
The Teams: Wilmington and Baldwin Wallace (BW). This is the first meet of the season for the Fightin' Quakers while the Yellow Jackets swam at an unscored meet hosted by Cleveland State University on Sept. 28. Wilmington finished just behind BW at the OAC Championships last season.
The Coaches: Trip Breen enters his 20th season as the head coach of Wilmington's men's and women's swimming teams. Breen has been named Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Men's Coach of the Year four times, the most recent in the 2016-17 season. Laura Demaline is in her eighth season as BW's head men's and women's swimming coach.
Who to Watch: Samuel Shanes will compete in freestyle and breaststroke events. Jared Shoemaker is coming off a seventh place finish in the consolation of the 100-yard breaststroke at the OAC Championships last season while Brody Morris recorded top-eight finishes in the consolation of both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events. Ian Darras, who finished seventh in the 200-yard IM at the OAC Championships in 2018, will compete in IM events as well as the breaststroke. Lawrence Daya competed as a member of two Quaker relay teams at the OAC Championships in 2018.
Relay for Life: Both teams will be wearing pink to raise awareness for Relay for Life, a significant fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Coverage: Follow @DubC_Swimming and @DubC_Quakers on Twitter for updates on the meet.
Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".
Up Next: Wilmington travels to Ohio Northern University on Oct. 26.