Saint Leo University (SLU) swept the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Swimmer of the Week awards after the performances of Sandra Stopczynska and Chris Canene at the SCAD Invitational on Dec. 1-3.
Stopczynska, a junior from Warsaw, Poland, swam the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events in 1:07.09 and 2:23.85, respectively. Those times are the fastest of any SSC woman this year.
Canene, a junior from Naperville, Illinois, finished the 100 breaststroke in 56.78, setting a new program record. He followed that up with a 2:04.67 in the 200 breaststroke, the best time for any conference man this season.
Canene also helped set three program records in relay events at the SCAD Invitational, including the 200 freestyle, 400 medley and 800 freestyle races.
The Lions men’s and women’s swim teams concluded the three-day event finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. The men totaled 252 points, while the women collected 96. Nine teams competed in this year’s invite, with Wingate University taking the top slot in both men’s and women’s competition.
SLU returns to action on Jan. 3 at the OB Invitational in Key West.