SANTIAGO, Chile – Virginia swimming finished with 15 medals (seven gold, eight silver) over the five days of the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.
Junior Jack Aikins picked up three golds and a silver to lead the Cavaliers swimmers. Aikins won individual gold in the 200 backstroke and was part of two Team USA relay gold medal swims.
Senior Noah Nichols swam on the men’s 4×100 medley relay in prelims that went on to win gold on the final night of the Pan Ams. Nichols added a silver in the 100 breast during the event.
The last night also featured Team USA’s silver in the women’s 4×100 medley relay that included three Cavaliers. Sophomore Emma Weber swam the breaststroke leg in the finals, while seniors Reilly Tiltmann and Anna Keating were part of the prelims relay team.
Senior Abby Harter was the lone individual on the final night as she placed sixth in the women’s 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:17.95.
Jack Aikins – 3 gold (200 back, men’s 4×100 medley relay, mixed 4×100 medley relay), 1 silver (men’s 4×100 free relay)
Noah Nichols – 1 gold (men’s 4×100 medley relay), 1 silver (100 breast)
Anna Keating – 1 silver (women’s 4×100 medley relay)
Paige Madden – 3 gold (400 free, 800 free, women’s 4×200 free relay), 1 silver (mixed 4×100 free relay)
Reilly Tiltmann – 3 silver (200 back, women’s 4×100 free relay, women’s 4×100 medley relay)
Emma Weber – 1 silver (women’s 4×100 medley relay)
The Cavaliers will host Texas in a two-day meet on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.