Experience

Overview

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.

CGA

Schedule

Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
North Judson-Girls Only, North Judson-San Pierre HS/MS
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Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Culver Academies Relays, Plymouth High School, Pioneer High School, Bremen High School, South Bend Washington HS, Tippecanoe Valley High School
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Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Wawasee Invitational, Wawasee High School
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Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Diving Invitational, Mishawaka High School
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Coed Varsity Swimming
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Bremen w/Northwood-Boys Only, NorthWood HS, Bremen High School
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Coed Varsity Swimming
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Girls Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
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Coed Varsity Swimming
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Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
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Roster

2018-19
Name Position Grade Hometown
Ahlenius, Isabelle Dive 11 Knox, IN
Baker, Holli Swim 9 Tahlequah, OK
Baumgartner, Autumn Swim 10 Argos, IN
Besachio, Alessandra Swim 9 Norfolk, VA
Bolden, Avery Swim 12 Chicago, IL
Brown, Nyssa Swim 12 Culver, IN
Chen, Xinyi Swim 9 Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng
Dang, Laura Swim 10 Dayton, OH
Dehner, Kylie Swim 11 Plymouth, IN
Frank, Grace Swim 11 Crane, IN
Gamboa, Maria Dive 10 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Gram, Kristen Swim 11 Decatur, IL
Guerrero Perez, Paloma Alejandra Swim 10 Tlalpan, DF
Haley, Caitlin Dive 11 Mooresville, NC
Harig, Cellestine Swim 9 Deerfield, IL
Heim, Emily Swim 9 Culver, IN
Herrero, Regina Swim 11 Naucalpan de Juárez, Méx.
Johnston, Beatrice Swim 10 Culver, IN
Karbowski, Katherine Dive 10 Batesville, IN
Kelley, Mary Swim 9 Culver, IN
Kozak, Alexandra Swim 10 San Ramon, CA
Kurteff, Amanda Swim 12 Plainfield, IL
Landy, Sophia Dive 9 Jacksonville, FL
LeVan, Brett Dive 10 Newton, KS
Li, Janelle Swim 12 Saratoga, CA
Magee, Madeline Swim 11 Plymouth, IN
McKenney, Anne Swim 11 Roanoke, VA
Nzerem, Adannaya Swim 11 Detroit, MI
Parker, Sophia Swim 11 Knox, IN
Perea, Caroline Swim 11 Arvada, CO
Satorius, Anna Swim 10 Culver, IN
Shafeek-Horton, Amina Swim 11 Charlotte, NC
Stanish, Grace Dive 11 Culver, IN
Stephenson, Amanda Swim 12 Knox, IN
Swank, Lily Dive 9 South Bend, IN
Tabor, Evelyn Swim 9 Indianapolis, IN
Tice, Elizabeth Swim 12 Kokomo, IN
Youvan, Mackenzie Swim 9 Culver, IN
Zuniga, Analise Dive 11

Laredo, TX

Managers: Jia Bloom, Grace Nation

CMA

Schedule

Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
North Judson-Girls Only, North Judson-San Pierre HS/MS
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Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Culver Academies Relays, Plymouth High School, Pioneer High School, Bremen High School, South Bend Washington HS, Tippecanoe Valley High School
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Home
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Wawasee Invitational, Wawasee High School
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Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Mishawaka Diving Invitational, Mishawaka High School
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Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Bremen w/Northwood-Boys Only, NorthWood HS, Bremen High School
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Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Girls Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
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Away
Coed Varsity Swimming
vs.
Boys Sectional at Warsaw, Warsaw Community High School
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Away

Roster

2018-19

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Coaching Staff

Sarah Youvan
CGA Varsity Head Coach
Sarah.Youvan@Culver.org

Natalie Bittles
Assistant Coach

Josh Brown
CMA Varsity Head Coach
Josh.Brown@Culver.org

Stephen Mayfield
Assistant Coach

TBA
CMA/CGA Diving Coach