Peyten Lyons
Peyten Lyons
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Palmyra, Pa.
High School: Palmyra
Events: Back/IM

SOPHOMORE (2016-17): Competed in the 100 back prelims, placing 31st (57.56) at the NCAA Championships, where she also swam in the 200 back, coming in 30th (2:05.77) ... Had a hand in three gold medals in the first day of the Centennial Conference Championship, winning the 200 free relay (1:36.76), the 200 IM (2:05.94) and the the 400 medley relay (3:50.97) ... Also earned gold in the 200 medley relay (1:46.10), while also setting a new CC record ... Won her second consecutive gold medal in the 100 back (56.96) before earning a silver in the 200 back (2:03.26), breaking the Ursinus record at the same time ... Swam the opening leg of the foursome that claimed gold in the 400 free relay (3:31.86) and capped a CC four-peat for the Bears

FRESHMAN (2015-16): Lowered her own school record in the 200 back, clocking a time of 2:04.55 and earning 24th place ... Participated in the NCAA Championship, finishing 39th in the 200 IM prelims (2:08.35) before placing 22nd in the 100 back prelims (56.78) ... Wrapped up her historic rookie campaign with conference records in the 100 back (56.50), 200 IM (2:07.70), 200 medley relay (1:47.67), 400 medley relay (3:50.30), and 400 free relay (3:30.77) in addition to her program record in the 200 back ... Was named the CC's Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer ... Compiled six gold medals at the conference meet

Before Ursinus: A three-time district champion at Palmyra High School, where she also was a state medalist all four years and earned All-State honors in each season as well

Personal: Born April 11, 1997 ... Daughter of Stephen and Cynthia Lyon ... Mother Cynthia swam collegiately at Hood College ... Has one sibling, Stephen (16) ... Neuroscience and psychology major

Why Ursinus? Ursinus College had great accademics as well as a profound swim team, which was what I was looking for


  • 12-time Centennial Conference champion
  • Centennial Conference Most Outstanding Performer (2016)
  • Centennial Conference Most Outstanding Rookie Performer (2016)
  • 2-time NCAA Championships participant
  • 2-time Centennial Conference Swimmer of the Week (2/8/16, 1/23/17)