SOFLO’s Phelan Makes College Debut, Schwab Competes When Indiana Opens Season This Weekend

SOFLO’s Phelan Makes College Debut, Schwab Competes When Indiana Opens Season This Weekend


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

October 21, 2010

Indiana University opens its 2010-11 college swimming season with South Florida Aquatic Club’s Brittney Phelan and Nicholas Schwab this weekend.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will open with a pair of dual meets at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center on the Bloomington campus.

The Hoosiers open up against Big Ten rival Northwestern on Friday afternoon and on Saturday SEC member Kentucky.

Phelan, a freshman, will make her collegiate debut after an outstanding four-year high school and club career in South Florida at the Coral Springs Aquatic Club.

The Cypress Bay graduate from Weston will swim the breaststroke events and relays.

Phelan swam a career-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships before leaving for college and another chapter in her swimming career. After an impressive opening 50-yard split of 31.83, she went on to win by a half pool length.

At 15, she won the 100 breaststroke at zones in Texas.

Indiana’s women’s team returns as the two-time defending Big Ten champion. The Hoosiers return eight All-Americans from last year.

Schwab begins his red-shirt sophomore season for Indiana in the freestyle.

The 6-foot Douglas graduate and Florida Atlantic University transfer is looking to help lead Indiana back into Big Ten contention. He was a member of the Douglas state champion team and all-county on both freestyle relay teams.

2010 INDIANA SCHEDULE

October 22, Northwestern

October 23, Kentucky

October 29, Texas and Michigan

October 30, Texas and Michigan

November 11, Virginia and Penn State

November 12, Virginia and Penn State

December 2-4, USA Swimming Short Course Nationals, Columbus, Ohio

Dec. 3-5, Hoosierland Open, Bloomington

January 8, Michigan

January 22, at Purdue

January 28, Virginia Tech at Louisville

January 30-February 6, USA Diving Winter Nationals

February 16-19, Big Ten Championships, Bloomington

March 11-13, NCAA Zone Diving, Columbus, Ohio

March 17-19, NCAA Championships, Austin, Tex.

March 22-26, USA Swimming Sectionals, All Day

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com