Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

2017 News-Gazette Swimmer of the Year: Champaign Central's Cam Barnard

CHAMPAIGN — Dave Young knew two things about Cam Barnard’s personality coming into his first season as Champaign Central’s swimming coach.

He knew he was tepid on swimming his senior year after taking part in the Maroons’ All-American medley relay team the year before. And he knew he was a laid-back kid.

2017 News-Gazette swimming Coach of the Year: Central's Dave Young

Coach of the Year: Champaign Central’s Dave Young

2017 News-Gazette All-Area swimming team



Cam Barnard    Champaign Central    Sr.

Ethan Chow    Urbana    So.

Mikey Hynds    Champaign Central    So.

March 23 prep sports chat

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

Why was Anaya Peoples The News-Gazette's All-Area girls' basketball Player of the Year? When do other All-Area teams from the winter come out? What spring sports teams could contend for a state title this school year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

IHSA State Swim Finals

IHSA State Swimming Finals at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.

Central's Barnard closes his career out strong

WINNETKA — In the final race of his high school career, swimmer Cam Barnard had nowhere to go but up.

In the state preliminaries, the Champaign Central senior qualified for the sixth — and last — position in the 100-yard butterfly at New Trier High School.

Prep roundup: Central's Barnard advances in 100 fly

WINNETKA — Cam Barnard surprised himself with his time in the 100-yard butterfly at last Saturday’s Centennial Sectional.

Now the Champaign Central senior will vie for a state title in the event during today’s finals at New Trier High School.

Central’s Barnard enjoys successful senior season with state meet looming

CHAMPAIGN — As Cam Barnard pulled himself out of the pool early in the season and put his hands on his knees, he wondered if the payoff was worth the exhaustion.

Area college update (Feb. 23): Meacham sets record

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts excelling in college:

Area prep statistics: Boys' swimming and diving (Feb. 21)

200 Medley Relay
School    Time

Champaign Central    1:37.66
Centennial    1:45.26
Urbana    1:46.62
Sullivan    1:47.66
Mahomet-Seymour    1:47.80
Clinton    2:35.60