Swimming


Emma Barthelmess gets a win earlier this season in the 200m freestyle.

Indians gearing up for DIAA swimming championships

With less than a week to finish preparing for the 2020 DIAA swimming championships, the Indian River High School water warriors are gearing up to shatter times and bring home some hardware from the University of Delaware’s Rawstrom Natatorium....

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:36pm

IR boys turn in stellar effort at conference swim championship

They’ve been turning in an impressive performance day in and day out all season long, en route to a 10-2 overall dual-meet record. Last Saturday, Feb. 1, it was just another day at the office for the Indian River High School boys’ swimming team...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:55pm

Will Douds takes off from the starting block during his winning 50 freestyle event on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

IR boys’ swimming wraps up season with wins

One could try to find a more impressive team in the state of Delaware than the Indian River High School boys’ swim team, but they would be wrong with whoever they picked — even if they had a better record. Even that would be tough, since their...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:16pm

Indian River’s Emma Barthelmess won in the 200-meter freestyle event at Sussex Academy on Senior Recognition Night.

IR boys swimmers outlast Vikings for win

Team honors members during Senior Night festivities

It was Senior Recognition Night for the Indian River High School swimming program on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and they were “hosting” Cape Henlopen at Sussex Academy for the affair pitting two teams that are winding down their regular seasons with their...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:51am

An Indian River swimmer does the butterfly stroke during IR’s meet against Sussex Tech last week.

Indians swimmers continue to fight hard

The Indian River High School swimming team has continued to impress each time out this season, and with every dual meet they are battling to the very last event, whether ahead on the scoreboard or behind.

That’s the mark of a quality...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:55pm

An IR swimmer during a meet at Sussex Academy last year.

IR girls split tri-meet with Bucs, Royals

Emma Barthelmess has done it again for the Indian River High School girls’ swim team. The IR junior swam a DIAA state championship qualifying time of 2:12.56 in winning the 200 freestyle event on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the Indians’ split of their...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:17pm

An IR boys’ swimmer during a meet last year at Sussex Academy.

Indian River sweeps Royals, Bucs in the pool

The Indian River High School boys’ swimming team continued its early-season winning ways on Tuesday, Dec. 17, as they swept a tri-meet with host Milford and Delmarva Christian.

The Indians defeated the Bucs, 68-26, while cruising to the...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:12pm

Indian River’s Emma Barthelmess competes in a match last year at Sussex Academy. Barthelmess posted a state-qualifying time in the 100m breaststroke.

Indians swim past Blue Jays for first win of the season

It was a clean sweep of all 11 events for the Indian River High School girls’ swim team on Tuesday, Dec. 10, as they rolled past Seaford 127-25 for their first win of the young season.

Junior Emma Barthelmess has jumped off the blocks...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:42pm

Indian River boys' swimming off to a strong start in pool

The Indian River High School boys’ swimming team swept all 11 events en route to a 128-29 win over Seaford on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in a Henlopen Athletic Conference South Division tilt at the Boys & Girls Club in West Sussex.

In the...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:39pm

One of the Indian River girls participates in the breast stroke event at Sussex Academy last year.

Depth, experience hope to lead to success in pool for Indians

There is plenty of hope and optimism for the Indian River High School girls’ swim team this season, thanks to a plethora of depth and experience that returns to the pool for the 2019-2020 season.

Head coach Dana Schaefer is back for her...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:37pm

Indian River junior Declan Burke shows good breathing technique during a swim at Sussex Academy last year.

Indians’ swimming confident they have right pieces

The Indian River High School boys’ swimming team was very fortunate to have some amazingly talented swimmers on last year’s Henlopen Conference South Division Championship team.

But gone are the likes of Mitch McGee, Michael Barnes and Max...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:34pm