May 16, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Classes may be on hiatus for the remainder of the summer but members of the Ohio State women’s swimming team are still hard at work in the pool. Current and former Buckeyes have a jam-packed summer schedule, which includes:




Charlotte UltraSwim

May 15-19

Charlotte, NC

Mel Zajac Jr. International           

May 22-25

Vancouver, BC Canada

OSSC Spring into Summer

June 6-8

Columbus, OH

USA Swimming Open Water Nationals

June 13-15

Castaic Lake, CA

Robert F Busbey Invitational      

June 20-22

Cleveland, OH

Mike Peppe-John Bruce Memorial Invitational

July 4-6

Columbus, OH

USA Swimming Sectionals

July 22-25

Oxford, OH

Commonwealth Games               

July 24-29

Glasgow, Scotland

USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationals

August 6-10

Irvine, CA

LEN European Championships

August 13-22

Berlin, Germany

Pan Pacific Championships

August 21-25

Gold Coast, Australia

“We have every returning athlete training in Columbus this summer as well as a few of our post-grads,” said head coach Bill Dorenkott. “I believe that speaks to the value we place on a purposeful, year-round commitment to reaching your potential.”

One of the highlights of the summer schedule is the Commonwealth Games, where two Buckeyes will represent Team Canada – Michelle Williams and Samantha Cheverton. The duo will also compete in the Pan Pacific Championships. Williams and Cheverton made the Canadian National Team roster thanks to their performances at the trials in April.

With the next Summer Olympics just two years away, the summer months are critical as Buckeye swimmers look to make their marks on the Rio Games in 2016.

“Our goal in the summer is to provide our swimmers with the opportunities and resources to reach their national and international goals,” said Dorenkott. “This is an important summer to set athletes up for their run to Rio in 2016.”