New Brother Rice Head Swimming Coach Mike Murphy ‘89 Dives In


Competitive swimmers know a boatload of techniques to keep their race-times down, and they apply many of these before they even hit the water.  A clean, high-velocity entry into the pool off the block is one important aspect.  On the initial dive, swimmers attempt to propel themselves the optimal distance through the air before breaking the surface of the water and starting their strokes: the smaller the splash, the less the resistance, which can shave precious time off the race.    

When a former Crusader Swimming Champion and coach such as Mike Murphy comes home, however, there is a […]

New Brother Rice Head Swimming Coach Mike Murphy ‘89 Dives In2021-06-02T11:16:00-05:00

The Standard: Swimming Crusaders fall short against St. Ignatius


By Sean Mahanes ‘21

On Saturday morning, the Brother Rice swim team took to the “swamp” to square off with St. Ignatius. The Crusaders were unable to continue the momentum from last weekend’s win against De La Salle, suffering a tough home loss to the Wolf Pack on both the varsity and junior varsity levels. The team now enters the final week of regular season play with a respectable record of 2-2.

Despite the loss, senior star Kiernan Schumacher turned in a great performance, taking first place in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle. The senior leader voiced his pleasure with his team’s effort.

Kiernan […]

The Standard: Swimming Crusaders fall short against St. Ignatius2021-03-03T23:00:32-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders’ Miller Picks Hawkeyes


By Conor Glennon ‘20

Senior Crusader swimmer Seth Miller has been nothing short of exceptional over the past four years.

As a Crusader, Miller has been a premier student-athlete. From winning Crusader of the Month to dominating the waters, he has done it all.

Miller said, “The swim team at Rice has an amazing atmosphere and has helped form me into the teammate I am today. Through all four years I have learned to balance academics and athletics, be a leader, and discover the true meaning of hard work. These attributes have helped form me into a true athlete who is proud to represent […]

The Standard: Crusaders’ Miller Picks Hawkeyes2020-01-23T08:29:12-06:00

The Standard: Last Swim in the Swamp


By TJ Murphy ‘20

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the Brother Rice swimming and diving team took on the Caravan of Mount Carmel. The Crusaders finished the night victorious on varsity and junior varsity levels, and there were many impressive races from all of the Crusaders.

This night was special because it was Senior Night, where all the swimming seniors can reminisce about all they have done the past four years and finish their last home meet with a bang. These seniors include Owen Greybill, Andrew Cwik, Seth Miller, Ryan Kopale, and TJ Murphy.

Senior swimmer Owen Greybill commented that the Brother Rice Swim Program. […]

The Standard: Last Swim in the Swamp2020-01-18T16:30:25-06:00

The Beverly Revew: Rice’s Miller finishes 4th at state


The Beverly Review

Standing behind the blocks waiting to swim for a state championship on Feb. 23, Br. Rice junior Seth Miller felt his nerves start to churn.

He looked around the New Trier High School pool and saw hundreds of fans packed into the bleachers surrounding the pool. The nerves were there, but he intended to use them to his advantage in the final heat of the 100-yard butterfly.

That strategy worked, and Miller finished fourth in :49.28.

“I felt the nerves, but that’s a good thing,” Miller said. “It gets your adrenaline going, and it helps […]

The Beverly Revew: Rice’s Miller finishes 4th at state2019-02-28T10:33:35-06:00

Miller, Crusaders Thinking Big


The Beverly Review

By Tim O’Brien

Seth Miller got a taste of the state swimming and diving meet last year.

Now in his junior year, the Br. Rice swimmer is hoping to go back for seconds in a big way.

After qualifying individually last season in the 100-yard butterfly, Miller is eyeing a return to the state meet in two individual events and, potentially, with a relay team comprised of young, talented Crusaders.

“It was a lot of fun making it last year, but I plan on going down for both events and a relay,” Miller said. “My times from last year, […]

Miller, Crusaders Thinking Big2019-02-05T15:49:57-06:00


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