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Fine Arts ReviewThursday, May 9


Established in the early 1980s, Beaumont’s swimming and diving program has produced 13 All-Ohioans in more than 15 trips to the state tournament.

Nancy Arnold ’00, the first to qualify for the state tournament in the sport, represented the Blue Streaks in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle and she scored in both events. After Arnold’s 1999 milestone, the swimming and diving team made 11 consecutive appearances in the state tournament.

Beaumont swimming has seen recent success in the 200-yard freestyle relay. In February of 2021, the quartet of Ella Lisac ’21, Reese Brady ’22, Camryn Koonce ’22 and Mateja Rudmann ’22 finished third at the Division II District Meet with a time of 1:40.68, shattering the school record of 1:43.23 set the preceding season by Lisac, Ellie Hanna ’22, Koonce, and Rudmann.

Beaumont’s 200-free relay team made back-to-back-to back trips to the state tournament the past two seasons.

At the 2021 state meet, Lisac, Brady, Koonce and Rudmann finished in a time of 1:42.43; the second fastest time in team history.

In 2022, the 200-free relay team of Cecilija Dautovic ’25, Hanna, Madji ’24 and Mateja ’22 Rudmann came in 24th in Division II.

Awards & Recognition

16 State Tournament Appearances

5 Individual State Finalists

4 Relay State Finalists

Notable Alumna

Margaret Eppright Casey ’07 was a four-time state qualifier while in high school and went on to swim in college at the University of Missouri and later for Miami University. She still holds the school record in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle. Casey also served as the assistant coach for Beaumont’s swimming team for four seasons.

Tania Younkin, Head Coach

Coach Younkin won a state title while a high school athlete in the state of Colorado. She was a big part of Poudre High School’s lone girls swimming state championship team in 1992-93 as she won the state title in the 100 yard butterfly event. After graduation, she went on to swim collegiately at the University of North Dakota. Younkin won the Division II 100 yard butterfly in 1997 and the following year was a member of the national champion 200 yard medley relay team. The 16-time All-American was one of just four Fighting Sioux swimmers in program history to earn the Grace Rhonemus Award, handed out annually to UND’s top female student-athlete.