Appalachian Swim Conference Swimmers of the Week

Appalachian Swim Conference Swimmers of the Week

Gainesville, GA --- Pedro Illescas was selected as the men's Swimmer of the Week for the Appalachian Swimming Conference, by the CSCAA (Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America), for the second time this semester.

A freshman from Orihuela, Spain, Illescas helped the Emmanuel men's swim team win the 6th annual Brenau Invitational, Nov. 18-19, 2016 at the Francis Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville, GA; by winning 7 out of his 8 events! In the process, Illescas earned 3 NCAA Div. II national cuts and 6 Emmanuel school records. His only loss came in the 100 back, where he finished 2nd to Emmanuel teammate, Adrian Aleksandrowicz.

2nd 100 back (50.43) EC teammate took 1st in 50.08

1st 200 back (1:48.92) NCAA Div. II national cut, school record

1st 100 fly (48.88) NCAA Div. II national cut

1st 200 fly (1:47.46) NCAA Div. II national cut, school record

1st 100 free (45.90) School record, 400 free relay 3:04.16 

1st 200 free (1:41.62) School record, 800 free relay 6:51.89

1st 50 fly (21.99) School record, 200 medley relay 1:31.84

1st 100 fly (48.34) School record, 400 medley relay 3:21.54

Congratulations Pedro and the men's swimming team relay members that helped Pedro earn this honor.


Emmanuel College swimming is in its third season as a member of the Appalachian Swimming Conference. Each week, coaches nominate one male and one female athlete. Coaches then vote on who to select as "Swimmer of the Week".  There are 13 teams in the ASC including: Alderson Broaddus, Brenau, Emmanuel, King, Keiser, LaGrange, Mars Hill, Malone, Notre Dame, Urbana, Warren Wilson, West Virginia Wesleyan, Wheeling Jesuit.

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