After impressive performances at the Miami Invitational over the weekend, a pair of Denison University swimmers swept the North Coast Athletic Conference’s Swimmer of the Week awards. For the men, junior Sean Chabot was honored for the first time in his career after swimming in 10 event finals at the event. Chabot was joined by Michelle Howell who won the award after swimming in eight events.
While the pair certainly swam more than the norm, what made their efforts especially remarkable was their finishes in those events. Chabot posted NCAA provisional or automatic qualifying times in nine of his 10 event finals. His ‘A’ cuts came in the 200 freestyle (1:37.67), 100 backstroke (49.09), 200 backstroke (1:47.54), 100 freestyle (44.79), and the 800 free relay (6:39.26). He also posted first-place finishes in four events and nine top-three finishes at the meet.
Howell notched four ‘A’ cuts thanks to second-place finishes in the 200 butterfly (2:02.57), 400 IM (4:21.33), and as a part of the 400 medley relay and the 800 free relay. Howell’s ‘B’ cuts came in the 400 free relay, the 200 medley relay, the 200 IM, and the 100 fly. A three-time All-American, Howell holds the school record in the 400 IM.
Denison will return to competition on Friday, Jan. 11 when they host Wittenberg at 6 p.m.