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NAPLES, Italy – Indiana University postgraduate swimmer Ian Finnerty continued to break records on the second day of the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy on Friday.
Finnerty took home the gold in the 100 breaststroke for Team USA, breaking his own meet record he set on Thursday with a time of 59.49. Finnerty's mark is the 14th-best in the world this year and he remains the second-fastest American in the event in 2019.
In the Championship Final of the men's 100 backstroke, Team Brazil's and current Hoosier Gabriel Fantoni placed eighth overall with a time of 54.83.
Postgrad Team Canada swimmer Kennedy Goss placed seventh in the Championship Final of the women's 200 backstroke, touching with a time of 2:12.00.
Zach Apple, another Hoosier postgrad, continued his great start in Naples, qualifying second overall for Saturday's Championship Final of the men's 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.76. Apple won gold with Team USA on Thursday in the 4x100 free relay.
Incoming Hoosier freshman Emily Weiss had a great showing in the semifinals of the women's 100 breast, qualifying fourth overall for Saturday's Championship Final with a time of 1:07.78.

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NAPLES, Italy – Indiana University postgraduate swimmer Zach Apple won his second gold medal at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy on Saturday.
After winning the gold in the men's 4x100 freestyle relay with Team USA earlier in the week, Apple was back to his winning ways on Saturday. The Hoosier postgrad touched first in the men's 200 freestyle final to win gold with a time of 1:46.80.
With his impressive time, Apple is the fastest American in the event this year and his mark ranks 20th overall in the world in 2019.
In the Championship Final of the women's 100 breaststroke, incoming Hoosier freshman Emily Weiss placed eighth with a time of 1:09.10.
Postgraduate Hoosier Kennedy Goss qualified fourth overall for Sunday's Championship Final of the 100 backstroke for Team Canada, finishing with a time of 1:00.43.
Indiana's Gabriel Fantoni qualified fifth overall for Sunday's Championship Final of the men's 50 backstroke for Team Brazil with a time of 25.03.

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NAPOLI, Italy – Indiana University swimmers continued to post strong performances on Sunday at the 2019 World University Games in Napoli, Italy.
Current Hoosier swimmer Gabriel Fantoni, swimming for Team Brazil, placed fifth overall in the Championship Final of the men's 50 backstroke with a time of 25.12.
In the Championship Final of the women's 100 backstroke, Team Canada and IU postgraduate swimmer Kennedy Goss finished fifth overall with a mark of 1:00.87.
Also for the Hoosier postgrads, Zach Apple earned the No. 2 seed for Monday's Championship Final of the 100 freestyle, posting a time of 25.12 in the semifinals on Sunday.

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July 8:   Indiana University postgraduate swimmer Zach Apple continued to dominate at the 2019 World University Games on Monday in Napoli, Italy.
Apple won his third gold medal of the week, touching first in the Championship Final of the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.01. The Hoosier previously won gold in the 200 freestyle and 4x100 freestyle relay for Team USA earlier in the week.
Ian Finnerty qualified third overall for Tuesday's Championship Final of the men's 50 breaststroke with a time of 27.32.
Kennedy Goss continued her great week at the World University Games, as the IU postgraduate swimmer for Team Canada qualified seventh overall for Tuesday's Championship Final of the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:00.49.
In the prelims of the men's 200 backstroke, current Hoosier and Team Brazil swimmer Gabriel Fantoni placed 27th overall with a time of 2:04.23.


July 9:   Indiana University postgraduate swimmers Zach Apple and Ian Finnerty both added medals to their haul on Tuesday at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy.
Apple won his fourth gold medal of the week on Tuesday, anchoring Team USA in the 4x200 freestyle relay. The Americans won with a time of 7:09.77, with Apple posting the fastest split in the event in 1:46.16. Apple also won gold medals in the 4x100 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
Earlier, Apple qualified in a tie for sixth overall for Wednesday's 50 freestyle Championship Final with a mark of 22.38.
In the Championship Final of the men's 50 breaststroke, Team USA and IU postgrad Ian Finnerty won the bronze medal, taking third with a time of 27.25. Earlier in the week, Finnerty won gold in the 100 breaststroke with a meet record time of 59.49.
In the Championship Final of the women's 200 freestyle, IU postgrad and Team Canada swimmer Kennedy Goss placed eighth with a time of 2:01.08.
Incoming Hoosier freshman Emily Weiss finished 14th overall in the semifinals of the women's 50 breaststroke for Team USA, touching the wall with a time of 31.80.

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Michael Brinegar won a bronze medal Wednesday in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Brinegar, a Columbus resident and incoming sophomore at Indiana University, finished in 15 minutes, 82-hundreths of a second, a personal-best by seven seconds. His time ranks as the 14th-fastest time by an American ever in the the event and is 24th-fastest in the world this year.

Brinegar will compete in the 400 freestyle on Saturday and the 800 freestyle on Sunday.

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Swimswam.com ranking the 2019 men's recruiting classes and we come in at #6.


Top-tier additions: #1 Brendan Burns (PA – back/fly/free), Harry Flanders (CA – fly), Jake Marcum (TN – back), Kai Bathurst (CA – free), Will Gallant (CT – distance)
The rest: Jacob Destrampe (IN – free), Max Scott (OH – sprint free)

The Hoosiers pull in top-ranked recruit Brendan Burns, who is a true do-everything star. 46-low in both the 100 back and 100 fly, Burns is a godsend for a team that has ruled medley relays lately, but graduated some key legs after last season. Burns can probably take over the fly legs of the medleys, and should also be an 800 free relay factor as a 1:34.1 out of high school.

Indiana has also generally had success in the IMs, and Burns could be a prime candidate there. He’s 1:44.8 out of high school, and could have one of the best front halves in all of college swimming. The Hoosiers lost a lot of key components from last year, but Burns should be a plug-and-play contributor as a freshman, which is rare on the men’s side.

Fly and back are the themes of this class. Harry Flanders (47.4/1:46.7) is a good flyer and also a pretty solid IMer. Jake Marcum (1:42.8/48.2) is a very good backstroker, though he’s much more pigeonholed to the 200 at this point. That freshman trio will give IU a lot of stroke options, and could make up the core of the medley relays down the road.

Speaking of relays, Jacob Destrampe (20.4/44.2/1:37.1) is relay depth in waiting, along with Max Scott (20.4/45.6), though Scott is much more of a drop-dead sprinter variety for now. At the other end of the spectrum is Kai Bathurst, a California prospect who goes 1:36.0 in the 200 free and maybe projects best in the 100/200/500 range.

Will Gallant (15:16 in the mile) adds a distance component to a pretty well-rounded class, though it’s a little surprising to see IU not rolling the dice on a breaststroker, considering the rousing success they’ve had in that stroke recently.

Fast riser to watch: Marcum is a very exciting backstroke prospect. He was 1:46.0 in the 200 back as a junior, and dropped 3.2 seconds over his senior year. Add in a 1.5-second drop in the 100 and his future looks pretty bright, especially if he can develop a good third event.

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Not a good look for our swimming program.  Full article is behind a paywall, but here's what can be viewed online.

IU swimming coach charged with intimidation


An alleged threat made by Indiana swimming assistant coach Mike Westphal against another member of the local swim scene has resulted in charges being brought against Westphal for intimidation.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Westphal met with the victim to discuss the merger of Indiana Swim Club, a program he is affiliated with, and another local swimming organization. He threatened to blackmail the victim, a former swimmer at IU, if he didn’t encourage the board members and parents of that organization to merge with ISC, according to the affidavit.

Their conversation was recorded, the filing states, and Westphal made references to what investigators termed a "prior lawful act" that occurred while the victim was a swimmer at IU, which involved another coach. According to the filing, Westphal said he was "more powerful in the swimming community" than the victim, was in communication with the coach involved in the previous incident, and could "turn (the victim) in" if he wanted to.

The meeting occurred in April at a Bloomington restaurant, the court record states. The merger would result in "better shared pool times and financial gain for Westphal’s interests," the affidavit stated.

Westphal also said he "is ruthless" and could "squash" the victim, according to the filing.

Westphal was arrested on a warrant by Monroe County Corrections officers on Friday, Aug. 30. His bond was $2,505. Westphal filed to waive his initial hearing, court records show. He also filed a demand for a jury trial.

Westphal is in his sixth season as an associate head coach for IU, his 15th season overall with the Hoosiers. He is the lead coach for the men’s team, concentrating on the training of the distance- and middle-distance groups. In May, Westphal was added to the USA Swimming coaching staff for the summer’s international competitions.

IU officials said they will provide a statement later.

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Pretty much the standard response and there's really nothing else an institution or business can do.  Allegations have been made and charges filed and now it's a wait and see situation for all concerned.

IU has released a statement:

"Indiana University Athletics has been made aware of the incident involving Indiana University associate head swimming coach Mike Westphal. IU Athletics will continue to gather facts and take further action as it deems appropriate."



Edited by Class of '66 Old Fart
Added IndyStar article

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Indiana Swimming and Diving Opens Season with Tri-Meet at Kentucky

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University men's and women's swimming and diving teams are set to begin the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Ky.

The tri-meet, hosted by Kentucky, will feature the Hoosiers, the Wildcats, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 
A total of 32 events will be contested in the meet with 14 swimming events and two diving events for both the men and the women. 

The order of events for swimming will be 200 medley relay, 1,000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 500 freestyle 100 butterfly, 200 IM, and 400 freestyle relay.
Diving will run during the meet and during the swimming breaks with both the 1M and 3M events.

Eight current and postgraduate Indiana University swimmers were named to the 2019-20 USA Swimming National Team roster, which is made up of the nation's top six swimmers in each individual Olympic event. Current Hoosier swimmer Michael Brinegar was named to the squad, while postgrads Lilly King, Annie Lazor, Zach Apple, Ian Finnerty, Zane Grothe, Cody Miller, and Blake Pieroni made the cut.

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The Indiana University men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened the 2019-20 season with three wins in a tri-meet with Kentucky and Notre Dame at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on Wednesday.

Indiana 219, Notre Dame, 81
Indiana 204, Kentucky 96
Indiana 172, Notre Dame 128
Kentucky 161, Indiana 139

Zane Backes – 100 breaststroke (55.26); 200 breaststroke (2:01.39); 200 Medley Relay (1:27.55)
Brendan Burns – 200 butterfly (1:46.73); 200 Medley Relay (1:27.55)
Gabriel Fantoni – 100 backstroke (47.22); 100 butterfly (47.96); 200 backstroke (1:45.26); 200 Medley Relay (1:27.55)
Brandon Hamblin – 200 Medley Relay (1:27.55)
Mohamed Samy – 100 freestyle (43.88); 200 freestyle (1:37.59); 200 IM (1:47.36)

Cora Dupre – 100 freestyle (49.43); 200 freestyle (1:46.66), 400 freestyle relay (3:22.83)
Laurel Eiber – 50 freestyle (23.47); 400 freestyle relay (3:22.83)
Maria Paula Heitmann – 400 freestyle relay (3:22.83)
Cassy Jernberg – 500 freestyle (4:50.82); 1,000 freestyle (9:55.29)
Noelle Peplowski – 100 breaststroke (1:01.35); 200 breaststroke (2:12.30)
Ashley Turak – 400 freestyle relay (3:22.83)
• The Indiana men's team has won 32-consecutive dual meets dating back to Jan. 16, 2016 against the Michigan Wolverines.
• The men's team won 10-of-16 events in the meet and went 1-2 in six total events. 
• The women's team took first in eight of the 16 events contested. 
• Eight Indiana swimmers won at least two events, with three swimmers claiming three-plus event victories. 
A: None.
B: Cora Dupre (100 free, 49.43); Gabriel Fantoni (100 back, 47.22); Noelle Peplowski (100 breast, 1:01.35/200 breast, 2:12.30)
The Indiana Hoosier swimming and diving teams will host a tri-meet against Big Ten opponents Iowa and Michigan on Nov. 2 at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. 

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