Men’s Swimming Is Diving Into a New Year

By Christopher Jennings ~ Assistant Copy Editor

Parker Hayungs and Landon Ellis. Photo Courtesy of Lynchburg Athletics/Erin Farina

Men’s swimming will start the year off Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Washington and Lee University, where they will compete at the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Relays, the first meet where all the ODAC teams will compete against each other since the 2020 ODAC Championship Meet. 

The Hornets look to build off the momentum from the previous season when the men earned a second place finish at ODAC Swimming Championship

Junior Parker Hayungs said, “I feel like last year was a really great year and our guys did an amazing job battling adversities. I think since we return all of our scorers from last year we have confidence and hope to challenge the top teams in the conference.”

The Hornets look to beat Randolph-Macon, Roanoke, and Washington and Lee this year; three teams which Lynchburg have yet to beat. 

Junior Kellen Campbell said, “I think last year we showed how good of a team we are and the teams that we want to beat this year are the same schools that told us we were not good enough for them so it adds a little motivation for all the guys.”

The opportunities for Lynchburg to beat these schools are available since Lynchburg will compete in dual meets against all three schools, which one will be a home swim meet for Lynchburg. 

 The men’s team is still a relatively young team with only two seniors, but the team aspires to be a competitive team for the next couple of years and set a precedent for the future.

“[…] I feel that the guys from last year’s team have built a foundation and that me and my classmates are hoping to push us over the edge and continue to build a great program,” said first year Miles Fitzgerald

To learn more about University of Lynchburg’s men’s swimming program or their upcoming season, please visit https://www.lynchburgsports.com/sports/swim/index 

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