DIII Swarthmore School Provides Summer season Juniors Qualifier Dylan Herink (2023)


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Dylan Herink of Waterloo, Iowa, has introduced that he will likely be persevering with his training and athletic profession at Swarthmore School. Herink just lately graduated from Waterloo West Excessive Faculty, and can arrive in Pennsylvania in time for the 2023-2024 season.

He shared his dedication on Instagram:

Herink, who trains year-round with the Black Hawk Space Swim Workforce, is rapidly bettering throughout the board in IM, backstroke, and breaststroke occasions. This spring on the Westmont Professional Swim Collection, he notched a Summer season Junior Nationals lower within the 200m again with a time of two:06.73.

Previous to the Professional Swim Collection cease, Herink additionally raced at Speedo Sectionals in Fargo. He earned as excessive as 2nd within the 100m again with a greatest time of 59.29, marking a second drop from final summer season. He additionally lower practically three seconds off his greatest within the 200m breast to take seventh (2:30.95), whereas within the 200 IM he got here inside a number of tenths of his PB to complete sixth total (2:13.85). 

High SCY Instances:

  • 100 again – 51.57
  • 200 again – 1:51.74
  • 100 breast – 57.58
  • 200 breast – 2:06.19
  • 200 IM – 1:53.67
  • 400 IM – 4:04.36

Swarthmore School is a Division III program that competes within the Centennial Convention. This yr, the lads efficiently defended their Centennial Convention title with a complete of 869 factors. 4 swimmers went on to compete on the 2023 NCAA Division III Championships, the place the crew ended up ending twenty seventh.

Herink is projected to make a significant influence on Swarthmore’s file e book, as his greatest instances in all six of his major occasions would already rank on the crew’s all-time top-10 checklist. His 200 backstroke time would have completed 4th at this yr’s convention meet, whereas within the 400 IM he would have positioned third. 

Main the 200 backstrokers this season was Jacob Sherman, who posted a 1:50.25 to earn third at convention. Within the 400 IM, Ham Williams-Tracy and Sherman each cracked 4:05 this season with instances of 4:04.07 and 4:04.87, respectively. Each will likely be juniors this fall, which means Herink is becoming a member of a proficient group. 

Herink is joined by Will Kilponen, Damian Rene, Mateo Smith, and Danny Fort. Fort additionally swims backstroke occasions, and owns greatest instances of 51.01 and 1:53.70 within the 100 and 200.

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