KAW Welcomes Home (4) Collegiate Swimmers for the GLIAC Conference Championships

Waterford Mott was the host pool for the 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Swim Championships held from Feb 10th – Feb 13th, 2016.  The GLIAC Conference is comprised of sixteen schools, seven from Ohio and nine from Michigan. 


For (4) of the swimmers participating, it was returning home to the pool they practiced in for many years!  Our KAW alumni made the best of their home pool advantage and placed top 16 in multiple events.


Congratulations to Kathryn Culver, Rebecca Arakelian, Amanda Thielen, & Dalton Pokely for proudly representing your schools at the big meet and continuing the legacy of Kingfish Aquatics.


For Full Results: GLIAC Conference Meet Final Results


GLIAC Conference At-A-Glance

Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio -- Founded 1878)

Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich. -- Founded 1884)

The University of Findlay (Findlay, Ohio -- Founded 1882)

Grand Valley State University(Allendale, Mich. -- Founded 1960)

  • Kathryn Culver (2014 KAW Graduate)

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Mich. -- Founded 1844)

Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio -- Founded 1859)

Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.  -- Founded 1946)

Malone University (Canton, Ohio  -- Founded 1892)

Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich. -- Founded 1885)

Northern Michigan University(Marquette, Mich. -- Founded 1899)

  • Rebecca Arakelian (2015 KAW Graduate)

Northwood University (Midland, Mich. -- Founded 1959)

Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, Ohio -- Founded 1911)

Saginaw Valley State University(University Center, Mich. -- Founded 1963)

  • Amanda Thielen (2015 KAW Graduate)
  • Dalton Pokely (2015 KAW Graduate)

Tiffin University (Tiffin, Ohio. -- Founded 1888)

Walsh University (Canton, Ohio -- Founded 1960)

Wayne State University (Detroit, Mich. -- Founded 1868)


GLIAC Member Institution Information


Amanda Thielen places 2nd at GLIAC Conference Meet

with a time of 1:59.96s  Photo Courtesy of Lorie Thielen