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The 200 medley relay consisting of Junior Kevin Zhang, sophomore Ben Keyerleber, sophomore Derek Fan and sophomore Colin Elwell finished 6th in the state and broke a school record with a time of 1:38.50.

Swim Team Breaks Five School Records, Places at State Tournament

Allie Rindsberg, Sports Editor April 2, 2024

The swim team took five boys and Nina Mayers of the diving team to the state tournament on Feb. 23.  The 200 medley relay finished sixth in the state and broke a school record with a time of 1:38.50....

Elwell competing at last years District meet, where he won CVC titles in 100 breast, 200 free as well as the 200 free relay.

Expectations High for Elwell After Impressive Freshman Season

Jacob Tannenbaum, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

Colin Elwell finished his freshman swim season competing in four events at the state tournament, proving he has the potential to be one of the best swimmers in school history. Coming into his freshman...

Bison Swimmers & Divers Dominate

Bison Swimmers & Divers Dominate

Johnny Owens, Photographer February 10, 2023

The Bison swimming & diving teams are in the midst of a remarkable season. The boys swim team has gone 8-0 this season, winning both the CVC and Valley titles. They also won the sprint invitational...

The BHS natatorium, where swimmers have faced high heat, humidity, and other maintenance issues.

Swim Team Faces Deteriorating Conditions in Pool

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

As the swim team prepares for the district meet, the high school pool is showing its age. A tour of the pool reveals rusting lockers, fading tiles and peeling paint. These are not new issues, however....

From left: Grady Bystrom, Spencer Bystrom, Matthew Keyerleber and Gabe Colmenares. The relay team advanced to the state tournament in both 200 IM and 200 freestyle. Spencer Bystrom and Colmenares also advanced in 50 freestyle. Photo by Missy Bystrom.

Diving into D-1

Haleigh McPhillips, Staff Writer April 14, 2019

Senior Spencer Bystrom is the most decorated athlete to come through the swimming and diving program at BHS. What sets Bystom apart from his teammates is the fact that he is the only athlete who competes...

The relay team consisted of juniors Matthew Keyeleber, Noah Shore, Gabe Colmenares and Spencer Bystrom. Photo by Steve Shore.

Boys Swim Team Medals at State Tournament

Allonda Watkins, Staff Writer March 19, 2018
Junior Spencer Bystrom Finishes Third in State for Diving; Boys Freestyle Relay Finishes Eighth
Bison swimmers cheer on their teammates at the CVC championship meet on Jan. 21. Photo by Gabriela Colovan Costa

Swim Team Breaks Records at State Tournament, Remembering Ryan

Back in December, Bison swimming head coach Brad Burget told The Beachcomber that he had high expectations for this year’s team. “I expect the boys to repeat going to states,” Burget said. He...

This is senior Bagatur Askaryans second trip to Columbus for the State Swim Meet. Photo by Bradford Douglas.

Six Swimmers Headed to States

Nam Nguyen, Additional reporting by Beachcomber Staff February 23, 2016
“This is the most State qualifiers that we have had in Beachwood swimming history.” -Athletic Director Ryan Peters
Photo by Bradford Douglas.

Pool Repair Presents Challenge for Swim Team

Lynn Jiao, Staff Writer December 11, 2014
Until the sand filter can be replaced, the team is practicing 7:30 to 9:30 at Hathaway Brown.
Photo courtesy of ProEventPhoto.

What Does it Take to Get to the State Swim Meet?

Aaron Lowenkamp, Sports Editor February 23, 2014

If at all possible, I urge you, dear reader, to imagine this: You wake up before 6:00 a.m. You grab your laptop, books and swimming gear and get in your car. It’s cold outside. You drive to school and...

BHS Swim Team Competes in District Tournament, Shows Improvement

BHS Swim Team Competes in District Tournament, Shows Improvement

Hannah Leland, Staff Writer March 3, 2013

On Feb. 15, ten Beachwood swimmers competed at the Cleveland State district competition.   This team consisted of Lindsay Guth, Sophie Schoen, Harley Schoen, Maya Gaines-Smith, Hannah Frayman, Cory...

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