Elijah Swaim
Elijah  Swaim


Webb City, Mo.

High School:
Webb City HS



Media Studies


Bears Complete First Day of Shamrock Invitational

The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team has solid races on Friday in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to stay with the pack of four teams heading into the second day of the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday


Bears and Panthers Split Second Edition of Duel in the Pool

The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team completes a season sweep and evens the all-time series with Drury to highlight the Bears' performance in the Duel in the Pool meet Thursday


Senior Class Goes Out With a Bang, Bears Sweep Truman at HSC

The Missouri State Bears had a first-place finisher in all but three of the 26 events in the final home men's and women's swimming and diving dual this season, leading to a sweep of the Truman State Bulldogs on Senior Day


Bears End Louisville Invite With Third, Fourth Place Showings

Miguel Davila, Uvis Kalnins and Paul Le earn B-cut times as the Missouri State Bears swimming and diving teams wrap up the Louisville Invite Sunday


Bears in Third Following First Day at Louisville Invite

Dora Kiss breaks her own school record in the 500-yard freestyle as the Bears complete the first day of swimming and diving action in Louisville

Honors & Awards
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2013, Spring 2013

2013-14: Competed throughout the season on the diving board for the Bears ... Earned an 11th place finish at the Shamrock Invitational with 208.50 points .... Finished fifth in the platform event at the TYR Invitational on the campus of Northwestern ... Scored 190.35 points in the event.

2012-13: Made top-16 in both diving events at the 2013 MAC Championships in Carbondale ... Finished 16th on 1-meter with a score of 228.75; qualified with the 15th-best score (232.60) ... Moved up one spot in the 3-meter B-Final to finish 13th overall; surpassed 3-meter career best by more than 20 points with consolation score of 278.95 ... Achieved previous best on 3-meter at Arkansas against No. 20 Penn State (255.00).

2011-12: Had the second-highest score among MSU divers at the 2012 MAC Championships in both the 1- and 3-meter competitions; placed 17th out of 20 competitors on the 1-meter board; finished 17th on 3-meter ... Recorded season best score on 1-meter against Evansville (Jan. 27) with a 241.73 ... Registered season-best score (239.78) on 3-meter at Drury (Jan. 19).

Background: Lettered three years in swimming and four years in diving at Webb City (Mo.) High School for head coach Shawn Klosterman ... Ended high school career ranked second all-time at Webb City on the 1-meter board (six dives) ... Holds the Central Ozark Conference record in 1-meter diving (six and 11 dives)...Finished eighth at the MSHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships as a junior and senior ... Made state championship finals as a sophomore, tying for 11th with 334.55 points.

Personal: Elijah Ryan Swaim is the son of Garold and Sherri Swaim ... Born March 31, 1993 in Joplin, Mo. ... Has one brother, Caleb ... Majoring in media production.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Score Opponent/Meet Date
1-Meter Diving 281.40 Duel in the Pool 10/16/14
3-Meter Diving 289.90 Duel in the Pool 10/16/14
Platform Diving 192.15 TYR Invitational 11/20/11

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