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Men’s swimmers wrap up ACC Championships with 10th-place finish


By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

The Pitt men’s swimming team continued to make history Wednesday and Thursday night in Georgia as the 2017 ACC Championships came to a close. The Panthers finished in 10th place at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta with 513 team points. This score broke the team’s previous high scor...

Panther swimmers break records at ACCs

With a time of 6:28.37, Eben Vorster (above), Luke Smutny, Samy Helmbacher and Brian Lovasik broke Pitt’s 800m freestyle relay record, which was set in 2014. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Kait French | Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

The Panthers impressed their fans yet again over the first two days of the ACC Championship meet, complete with three new records and two record-breaking swims. With a time of 6:28.37, Eben Vorster, Luke Smutny, Samy Helmbacher and Brian Lovasik broke the team’s record in the 800 freestyle relay...

Panthers swim past local teams on Senior Day

The Panthers dominated in the pool over the weekend, winning all four diving events and 31 of 32 swimming events. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Kait French | For The Pitt News

January 30, 2017

In a dominating effort, Pitt’s swimming and diving teams won all but one event over the weekend as the Panthers hosted the annual Western Pennsylvania Invitational meet at Trees Pool. Swimmers from nearby programs including Duquesne University, Clarion University, California University and Carnegie Mel...

TPN Panthers of the Month: Eben Vorster and Brenna Wise

Pitt swimmer Eben Vorster swims for first place in the 200-meter butterfly against Florida State on Saturday. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 27, 2017

Eben Vorster First-year swimmer Eben Vorster is a mid-year addition to the Pitt men’s swimming and diving team from Bloemfontein, South Africa. Judging by the immediate impact he’s had with the Panthers, he’s still inside his comfort zone at Trees Pool, as Vorster has taken home multiple indivi...

Pitt divers excel, but Seminoles swim past Panthers for victory

Pitt first-year Eben Vorster swims for first place Saturday in the 200-meter butterfly. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

After inclement weather forced the Denison University Big Red to cancel their trip to Pittsburgh over the weekend, the Pitt swimming and diving teams were left with only one opponent — the formidable Florida State Seminoles. The Panthers picked up several individual wins in both swimming and diving...

Giordano breaks record, Pitt swims past WVU

Pitt senior Dominic Giordano set the school record in the 1M dive on Saturday. Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2017

Dominic Giordano has already enjoyed incredible success as a diver for the Pitt Panthers, winning the NCAA Championship in the 3-meter last year. Saturday afternoon, the senior from Wexford, Pennsylvania, added to his already impressive legacy with a historic performance. Giordano, the reigning NCAA champion in the ...

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