2010-11 Swimming and Diving Signees
Carpenter is a standout swimmer in the state of Kansas. Carpenter has been an all-state selection three times in his career and is the reigning state champion in the 100-yard freestyle. He also placed second in the 200-yard freestyle. Carpenter holds the Washburn Rural High school records in the 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke and was a team member on the record holding 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams.
McKnight was rated by CollegeSwimming.com as the third-best swimmer in the state of Oklahoma. As a junior at Chickasha High, McKnight set 5A state records in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events. These feats earned him all-American distinction. McKnight is also a stand-out academically, being named a USA Swimming Scholastic all-American.
Schuermann is the top prep swimmer in the state of Nebraska, according to CollegeSwimming.com. While competing for Omaha Creighton Prep, Schuermann turned in times of 1:52.25 in the 200-yard IM, 46.47 in the 100-yard freestyle, 4:34.76 in the 500-yard freestyle and 1:41.68 in the 200-yard freestyle.
Wilson is a butterfly specialist from West Monroe (High), La. He will fill a need for the Bears in both butterfly events. His best times in high school are 57.44 in the 100-meter butterfly and 2:08.58 in the 200-meter butterfly. Both times were recorded on a 50-meter long course.
Powers has been a great swimmer for Staley High in Kansas City, Mo. She was rated by CollegeSwimming.com as the 13th best swimmer in the state of Missouri. Powers is primarily a breaststroker who turned in times of 1:07.66 in the 100-yard breaststroke, 2:30.07 in the 200-yard breaststroke and 2:14.54 in the 200-yard individual medley.
Swain comes to Missouri State from in-town high school Kickapoo where she was named the Most Valuable Swimmer. During her junior campaign, Swain was an essential cog in the Kickapoo relays. She earned all-state accolades for her efforts in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. In the individual events, Swain was an all-state honorable mention in the 200-yard free and 100-yard fly.