Experience

Culver Swim & Dive

Culver Academies Varsity Swimming and Diving program has a long and storied history. The program began in 1917 with the completion of the construction of an indoor swimming facility for the members of the Corps of Cadets. During the early years the CMA teams competed with other private schools in the region since the public school system did not offer the sport. In the early 1950’s public high schools started to compete in swimming and CMA teams began to compete as an Associate member of the public high school association. In the early 1970’s the pool was remodeled to meet national and state standards (25 yard eight lane pool with a separate diving well) while retaining all of its original design and tile work. The first meets were held in the modified pool in 1974. Upon the founding of Culver Girls Academy in 1971, the first CGA team began competition in the redesigned pool during the 1974 season. Also, during the 1974 season Culver Academies became a full member of the IHSAA (Indiana High School Athletic Association) and thus eligible for the Championship season in the sport. Today both the CMA and CGA teams train together and compete during the winter season within the IHSAA.

The Program Philosophy is a simple one – the athletes compete for each other. Since the inception of the program, the team has had only five head coaches and three one year interim coaches. Throughout the history the program all five long serving Head Coaches have sought to establish a sense of family from which the athletes can learn leadership, the importance of hard work, discipline, the value of sacrifice for others and sportsmanship. These values supersede the number of meets won or lost, the number of State Finalists, records set or 1st Team All Americans. There are no cuts in the early season to bring the team down to size but the young athletes must earn the right to represent their teammates in competition. The program is one where experienced athletes can grow and novice athletes can be a part of something more important than themselves. The end result is an athlete prepared academically for college, competition in the NCAA (should they choose) and most importantly – life.

CMA

Schedule

Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
North Judson-Girls Varsity, North Judson-San Pierre HS/MS
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
La Porte High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Culver Academies Relays, Plymouth High School, Pioneer High School, Bremen High School, South Bend Washington HS, Tippecanoe Valley High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Logansport High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Marian High School
Home
CANCELLED
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Rochester HS/MS
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Warsaw/Lakeland Christian, Warsaw Community High School, Lakeland Christian Academy
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Plymouth High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Diving Invitational, Mishawaka High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Marian High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Bremen w/Northwood-Boys Varsity, NorthWood HS, Bremen High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Girls Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Girls Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Girls State Finals at Indianapolis
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Girls State Finals at Indianapolis
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
POSTPONED: 2/16/2018
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Boys State Finals at Indianapolis
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Boys State Finals at Indianapolis
Away

Roster

2017-18
First Last Grade Hometown
Forrest Baumgartner 12 Plymouth, IN
Jilei Bu 10 Zhengzhou, China
Grant Chalfant 10 Indianapolis, IN
James Christy 10 Chicago, IL
Henry Curtis 10 Lafayette, IN
Ethan Eavey 10 Columbus, IN
Francis Ellert 9 Culver, IN
Pierce Ellert 12 Culver, IN
Yuchen Fan 11 Shenzhen, China
James Gordon 9 Parlin, NJ
Perry Harig 9 Deerfield, IN
Woods Kemmler 9 Celina, OH
Feiyang Liu 11 Beijing, China
Youlin Luo 9 Shanghai, China
Aidan Mahoney 9 Cumming, GA
Carson Meiser 10 South Bend, IN
Theodore Mitz 11 Newburgh, IN
Jose Moreno 12 Culver, IN
Juan Pablo Padilla 12 Mexico City, Mexico
Hoikei Pan 11 Shenzhen, China
Stefan Rasch 11 Guatemala, Guatemala
Alejandro Septien 10 Mexico City, Mexico
Francisco Septien 9 Mexico City, Mexico
Xingcheng Teng 11 Shenzhen, China
Nikolas Warnholtz Deck 10 Lema, Mexico
William Wei 9 San Jose, CA
Patrick Wilson 12 Key Biscayne, FL
Marc Yanez 11 Crown Point, IN
Jonathan Youngs 12 Niles, MI
Elai Yu 9 Changzhou, China

CGA

Schedule

Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
North Judson-Girls Varsity, North Judson-San Pierre HS/MS
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
La Porte High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Culver Academies Relays, Plymouth High School, Pioneer High School, Bremen High School, South Bend Washington HS, Tippecanoe Valley High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Logansport High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Marian High School
Home
CANCELLED
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Rochester HS/MS
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Warsaw/Lakeland Christian, Warsaw Community High School, Lakeland Christian Academy
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Plymouth High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Diving Invitational, Mishawaka High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Marian High School
Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Bremen w/Northwood-Boys Varsity, NorthWood HS, Bremen High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Girls Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Girls Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Girls State Finals at Indianapolis
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Girls State Finals at Indianapolis
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
POSTPONED: 2/16/2018
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Boys State Finals at Indianapolis
Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
Boys State Finals at Indianapolis
Away

Roster

2017-18
First Last Grade Hometown
Belle Ahlenius 10 Knox, IN
Autumn Baumgartner 9 Argos, IN
Samatha Bialek 10 Metamora, MI
Sierra Blemaster 9 Phoenix, AZ
Avery Bolden 11 Chicago, IL
Nyssa Brown 11 Culver, IN
Ellie  Brummell 11 South Bend, IN
Chase Cortes 11 Chicago, IL
Laura Dang 9 Dayton, OH
Kylie Dehner 10 Plymouth, IN
Frances Derrick 10 Decatur, IL
Kristen Gram 10 Decatur, IL
Grace Henderson 10 River Forest, IL
Regina Herrero 10 Huixquilucan Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Beatrice Johnston 9 Park City, UT
Helen Johnston 12 Park City, UT
Kaylee Katterhenry 12 Saint Marys, OH
Ryan  Knight 10 Coronada, CA
Janelle Li 11 Saratoga, CA
Madeline Magee 10 Plymouth, IN
Cami Mariscal 10 Cancun, Mexico
Anne McKenney 10 Roanoke, VA
Sophie Michi 10 Longmont, CO
Cecilia Miller 12 Logansport, IN
Anna Moreno 10 Grapevine, TX
Erin Neher 10 Indianapolois, IN
Dana Nzerem 10 Fishers, IN
Sophia Parker 10 Knox, IN
Caroline Perea 10 Arvada, CO
Anna Satorius 9 Culver, IN
Elyse Schutjer 12 Mansfield, IN
Amina Shafeek-horton 10 Charlotte, NC
Jean Tankard 11 Eastville, VA
Ellie  Tice 11 Kokomo, IN
Celeste Tinsley 9 New Bremen, OH
Kylie Wolff 11 Pittsburgh, PA
Fiona Zhu 12 Elgin, IL

Coaching Staff

Sarah Youvan
Girls Head Coach
sarah.youvan@culver.org

Josh Brown
Boys Head Coach
josh.brown@culver.org

Aaron Mondy
Diving Coach

Stephen Mayfield
Assistant Coach

Rebecca Ramos
Assistant Coach

Johanna Tomsick
Assistant Coach