2019-20 Men's Swimming Award Winners

Week Eight (Nov. 26, 2019)
Jan Kuljak – King

A freshman out of Zagreb, Croatia, Kuljak set three school records at the 2019 Sheraton Le Meridien Fall Frenzy Invite at the Mecklenburg Municipal Pool in Charlotte, N.C.

His time of 1:42.10 allowed him to set the King 200-yard freestyle record, while he also set two records during the 1650-yard freestyle timed finals. The first was the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:00.20 and the other was the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:21.48. 

Week Seven (Nov. 20, 2019)
Bartlomiej Swiderski - Barton 

A freshman from Warsaw, Poland, Swiderski won three individual events in a dominant 207-36 team win over Hampden-Sydney.

Swiderski earned first-place honors in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.63), the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.62) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.03). He also was part of a winning 200-yard medley relay team (1:37.17). 

Week Six (Nov. 13, 2019)
Brady Samuels – Salem

A sophomore from Cape Town, South Africa, Samuels picked up two first-place finishes individually in a dual meet against Fairmont State. He claimed the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly (54.36) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.15). 

Samuels was also part of two winning relays teams in the 200-yard medley (1:40.42) and the 400-yard freestyle (3:22.59).

Week Five (Nov. 6, 2019)
Igor Proszynski – Chowan

A freshman out of Wilkolaz, Poland, Proszynski set a new school record in Chowan’s tri-meet at Converse with a time of 4:52.33 in the 500 freestyle. He also finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.30. 

Proszynski was also part of the winning relay team in the 200 freestyle (1:30.31). 

Week Four (Oct. 30, 2019)
Alex Sobers – Emmanuel

The senior from Bridgetown, Barbados picked up four first-place finishes and set four meet records at the 19th annual Sewanee Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn.

Sobers picked up the top spot in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:27.30. He was also first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:35.41. He was second in the 50 butterfly (23.41) and the 200 freestyle (1:43.02). 

Sobers helped Emmanuel to first place in the 100 medley relay (43.29/25 free split 9.81) and the 200 medley relay (1:34.41/50 free split 21.01). 

Week Three (Oct. 23, 2019)
Theo Courteaux - Emmanuel

The junior from Anglet, France led Emmanuel with four first-place finishes individually in the team win over Berry.

He collected top honors in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.19. Courteaux also earned the top spot in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:16.44. Courteaux also helped set new pool records in the 200 medley relay (26.78; 1:33.91) and the 200 freestyle relay (21.79; 1:24.53).

Week Two (Oct. 16, 2019)
Bartlomiej Swiderski - Barton 

A freshman from Warsaw, Poland, Swiderski was fantastic in his first-ever meet at Barton, finishing first in three events and helping to two relay wins as well in victories over Lees-McRae and Chowan in Rocky Mount, N.C.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Swiderski claimed first with a time of 51.26. He finished first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.86. In the 200-yard individual medley, Swiderski’s time of 1:54.58 was a school record.

He helped Barton to wins as noted in the 400-yard medley (3:33.05) and the 200-yard medley (1:35.30).

Week One (Oct. 9, 2019)
Igor Bretas Dantas – Emmanuel

The sophomore from Indaiatuba, Brazil started off his season strongly by posting the No. 2 time in the nation in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.21. His 100 fly time of 48.99 is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation for NCAA Division II top times list on CollegeSwimming.com. He also led off Emmanuel’s win in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 20.30.