Men's Swimming

  • 49 Lees-McRae student-athletes receive D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
    August 27, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A total of 49 student-athletes from Lees-McRae College received 2018-19 Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards Monday afternoon.
  • 151 Lees-McRae student-athletes named to the 2019 Spring Honor Roll
    August 22, 2019
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – 151 Lees-McRae College student-athletes were named to the Spring 2019 Presidential Honor Roll Wednesday afternoon by the league office.
  • Swimming wraps up first-ever Conference Carolinas Championship appearance Saturday
    February 09, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs closed out their first ever appearance at the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships Saturday in Charlotte. The men’s team closed out the week finishing fifth, while the women’s squad placed sixth.
  • Bobcats continue to impress Friday at Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships
    February 08, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs continued to add to their list of impressive performances in their inaugural Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships Friday in Charlotte.
  • Bobcats turn in strong performance Thursday at Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships
    February 07, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs turned in several standout performances on day two of the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships Thursday in Charlotte. Overall, there were six different All-Conference Carolinas swims put forth by the Bobcats, which can be added to the list of the many firsts for Lees-McRae during their inaugural campaign.
  • Swimming closes out day one of Conference Carolinas Championships
    February 06, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs closed out the first day of the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships Wednesday evening in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Pair of Lees-McRae swimmers named Academic All-Conference
    February 05, 2019
    HIGH POINT, N.C. –Will Hardin and Kaci Thornton of the Lees-McRae College swimming programs were recognized Tuesday by being named to the Academic All-Conference team by the league office. Overall, there were 30 student-athletes to receive this honor.
  • Swimming set to compete in first-ever Conference Carolinas Championship meet this week
    February 05, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams will compete in their first-ever Conference Carolinas Championship meet this week. The meet, which will run from Wednesday through Saturday, will be held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Events begin Wednesday at 5 p.m. and then 10 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • 167 Lees-McRae student-athletes named to Fall Presidential Honor Roll
    February 01, 2019
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – 167 Lees-McRae College student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for the fall semester Friday morning by the league office. The conference and its member institutions stress the importance of the motto “Champions in Body, Mind & Soul,” and the student-athletes named to the Presidential Honor Roll exemplify the commitment to being Champions in Mind.
  • Swimming closes out regular season Saturday in Elizabethton
    January 26, 2019
    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams closed out their respective regular seasons Saturday morning in Elizabehton, Tennessee. The Bobcats picked up a trio of team victories to go along with a few individual wins as well.
  • Swimming heads to Elizabethton for a meet on Saturday
    January 25, 2019
    The Lees-McRae College swimming programs will be back in action Saturday when they compete in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The Bobcats will take on Mars Hill, King and host school Milligan at the meet. The action is scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. at the Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.
  • Swimming turns in another strong day in Kentucky
    January 19, 2019
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams continued to show improvement Saturday on the campus of the University of Cumberlands. Overall, the Bobcats competed against six teams Saturday, and they won four of the matchups.
  • Swimming notches a pair of victories Friday in Kentucky
    January 18, 2019
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs each picked up a victories Friday afternoon in Kentucky. The men’s team defeated Thomas More University 106-36 but fell to the University of Cumberlands, 127-64. The women’s squad, meanwhile, also defeated Thomas More, 78-50, but dropped a decision to Cumberlands, 142-35.
  • Swimming earns split at Emory & Henry Saturday
    January 12, 2019
    MEADOWVIEW, Va. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs picked up a split at Emory & Henry Saturday in their first meet of 2019. The women’s team fell to the Wasps 81-43, but he men’s squad picked up its second win of its inaugural season defeating Emory & Henry 100-61.
  • Swimming opens 2019 with a trip to Emory & Henry
    January 11, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs will compete for the first time in 2019 this Saturday when it visits Emory & Henry. The Bobcats and Wasps are set to hit the water at 11 a.m.
  • Swimming continues to show steady improvement this weekend in Charlotte
    November 18, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs once again showed steady improvement this weekend at the three-day Fall Frenzy Invitational in Charlotte. Against competition from every level of the NCAA along with some nationally-ranked programs, the Bobcats recorded several personal-best marks.
  • Swimming heads to Charlotte for a three-day meet this weekend
    November 15, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs will be back in action this weekend when they head to Charlotte to compete in the three-day Fall Frenzy Invitational. This meet will take place at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.
  • Swimming shows promise at Carson-Newman on Saturday
    November 10, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs continued to show substantial progress Saturday as they took on Carson-Newman in a non-conference meet. Several new personal and season bests were set for the Bobcats on the day.
  • Swimming picks up a pair of victories on the road at Greensboro College
    October 27, 2018
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs made a bit of history Saturday afternoon in Greensboro as both the men’s and women’s squads collected their first overall team victories in their inaugural season. The men’s team defeated Greensboro College 67-28, while the women’s team also defeated GC, 36-35.
  • LMC Swimming travels to Greensboro College on Saturday
    October 26, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams will return to action Saturday as they will travel to take on Greensboro College. LMC and GC are scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m.
  • Swimming falls twice at Mars Hill
    October 20, 2018
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs dropped a pair of contests to Mars Hill Saturday afternoon. The women’s team fell to Lions by a final score of 172-39, while the men’s squad dropped a 157-77 decision to MHU. Individually, the Bobcats collected six event wins on the day.
  • LMC Swimming heads to Mars Hill on Saturday
    October 19, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs will head out on the road Saturday to take on Mars Hill. Start time for the meet between the Lions and Bobcats is set for 2 p.m.
  • Swimming Teams Host Youth Swim Lessons for the Banner Elk Community
    October 18, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men’s and women’s swimming teams hosted the first youth swim lessons to elementary-aged children in the Banner Elk community this afternoon (Thursday, Oct. 18).
  • Swimming wraps up first ever meet Saturday in Bristol
    October 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Va. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams wrapped up their first-ever meet Saturday morning in Bristol, Virginia. Overall, the Bobcats won five different events with three of those wins coming from the men’s team and the other two from the women’s squad.
  • LMC Swimming starts its first ever season Saturday in Bristol
    October 05, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams will compete in their first-ever meets Saturday in Bristol, Virginia. The Bobcats will compete against fellow Conference Carolinas foe King University and Milligan College in a tri-meet. The events are scheduled to get underway at 9:30 a.m. from Virginia High School.
  • Men’s Swimming picked to finish fifth in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
    September 28, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s swimming team was picked to finish fifth in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll the league office announced Friday afternoon. The Bobcats, who are set to begin their inaugural season next week, are figured to be led by JD McCray, Arsham Mirzaei and Javier Sanchez. Those three swimmers were picked as swimmers to watch for the team in 2018-19.
  • Hannah Snyder hired as Assistant Swimming Coach
    September 26, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College’s Head Swimming Coach Sean Weddell announced the hiring of Hannah Snyder as an assistant coach Wednesday afternoon. Snyder, who recently graduated from Appalachian State with a Master’s Degree in exercise science, will be an integral part of the brand new swimming programs for Lees-McRae. Both programs are set to begin their first year of competition in a couple weeks.
  • Lees-McRae Swimming releases its inaugural schedule Friday
    September 21, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming teams unveiled their schedules for their first-ever seasons Friday afternoon. Overall, the Bobcats are scheduled to compete in nine different meets running from October to early February.
  • Weddell inks first two signees in the history of Lees-McRae men’s swimming
    December 12, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College’s Head Men’s Swimming Coach Sean Weddell announced Wednesday the signing of the program’s first two student-athletes in Reece Bradford (Johnson City, Tenn.) and John David McCray (Cape Carteret, N.C.).
  • Sean Weddell hired as Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach at Lees-McRae
    August 11, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Sean Weddell has been named the new Lees-McRae Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach, announced Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Friday. Weddell brings over 10 years of collegiate coaching experience to Banner Elk including stops at Southern Illinois, Akron, Louisiana Monroe, Clemson and Limestone.
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