NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona freshman Isaac Swanson (Clearfield, PA/Clearfield) was recognized for his stellar performance during last week’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships when he was named the AMCC Men’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday, Feb. 24.
Swanson was the top point-getter among all competitors during the four-day AMCC Men’s Swimming Championships last week. As such, he earned conference Men’s Swimmer of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors at the conclusion of the championships.
Swanson had a hand in setting seven new Penn State Altoona men’s swimming program records during last week’s conference championships. The freshman set new records in the 200 Yard Freestyle (1:41.97), 100 Yard Backstroke (52.31), and 200 Yard Backstroke (1:54.26). Swanson also set new team records in the 50 Yard Freestyle (21.82) and 100 Yard Freestyle (46.83) while competing in relay events, and he was part of the foursome that set new records in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (1:27.59) and the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:13.89).
Swanson had two individual first-place finishes during the AMCC Championships last week, winning the 200 Yard Freestyle in 1:41.97 and the 200 Yard Backstroke in 1:54.26. He also earned a second-place finish in the 100 Yard Backstroke, posting a time of 52.31.
In relay events, Swanson was part of teams that took runner-up status in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (1:27.59) and third in the 200 Yard Medley Relay (1:38.93), 400 Yard Medley Relay (3:39.97), and 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:13.89).
This is Swanson’s third AMCC Swimmer of the Week award this season.
Penn State Altoona men’s swimming finished in third place in the AMCC Championships, compiling a total team score of 363 points.