Diving into uncharted waters: Lafayette’s team of varsity walk-ons

Swimmers crowd the edge of the pool at the Weinstein Natatorium at practice, with many waiting for the cannon to sound off. Across the natatorium in the diving pool are just four divers, continuously practicing as diving coach Cindy O’Donnell occasionally shouts encouragement and coaching suggestions. None of the divers had pre-collegiate experience. Seniors Isabella […]

Swim and dive miss the leaderboard, but make waves in Lafayette history at conference championships

The Lafayette swim and dive team concluded their 2019 season at Bucknell this past week as they competed in the Patriot League Championship meet. Although the team didn’t make a splash on the leaderboard, they added 19 times into the Lafayette all-time top-10 finishes in school history. The men finished out their portion of the […]

Swim and dive close regular season with Bison Invitational, prepares for championship meet

In the final meet of their regular season before the Patriot League Championship, the Lafayette swim and dive team traveled to Bucknell last Saturday to compete in the annual Bison Invitational. On the women’s side, sophomore Mary Zimmerman swam the 1650-yard freestyle placing second with a time of 19:08.43. Junior Emily Benson followed close behind, placing […]

Swim and dive finishes home slate with strong showing in Senior Day meet

The Lafayette swimming and diving team competed in two meets last weekend, hosting both Rider and Colgate in their final two home contests of the season.  During Saturday’s meet against Ryder, both the men’s and women’s teams fell short despite several strong individual performances. The men won two events, the first coming from senior Kyle […]

Getting into uncharted waters: three freshman swimmers break records in to Lehigh

On the eve of the annual Lafayette-Lehigh football game, the rivalry took a different form with the Lafayette and Lehigh swim teams facing off on Friday, Nov. 16. Although both the men’s and women’s teams lost to the Mountain Hawks, three freshmen broke school records in dramatic fashion. The Weinstein Natatorium was packed to the […]

Swim closes their season at Patriot League Championship

Thirty-four Lafayette swimmers traveled to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., this past weekend for their four-day Patriot League Championship meet. The men’s team finished ninth and the women’s team finished tenth out of 10 teams, but a number of swimmers and divers had outstanding individual performances.  Freshman Matt Tascione had one of the Leopards’ […]