Poelmans Gives Green Bay Swimming an Imported Boost
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Answering an email might be one of the best and easiest coaching moves Jim Merner made last year. What came from the email has made a splash in the pool so far for the Phoenix.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel's JP Cadorin recently featured Green Bay sophomore Willem Poelmans (Hasselt, Belgium) on his Sports Weekly show, highlighting his success in the pool as well as his adjustment to living in the United States on his own.
Poelmans was named the Horizon League's Newcomer of the Year as a freshman in 2012-13, winning the 200 and 400-yard IM races in record-breaking fashion. He was also the Belgium national champion in the 200 IM over the summer. This season he already has 10 individual victories, helping the Green Bay men win three of their last four events.
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