At the NCAA Division III Championships, senior co-captain Steve Swenson brought home the National Championship as he took first in the 100-meter breast stroke.
Swenson finished the race in a time of 56.25 to break his own school record after being seeded fifth for the finals.
This past weekend, senior Steve Swenson overpowered everyone in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Championships to receive the NCAA crown in the 100-meter breaststroke.
With a time of 56.25, Swenson broke his own school record and became only the second swimmer in Lions history to claim an NCAA title.
This past weekend, the Lions' swimming and diving teams competed in the Metropolitan Conference Championships where they finished in second place and couldn't be prouder.
"It was so loud it was like a rock concert," head coach Brian Bishop said. "It was a fantastic meet because there were so many more NCAA cuts and the team really stepped it up.
The Lions' swimming and diving teams dominated over the Profs of Rowan University last Wednesday on "Senior Night," their last home meet of the season.
With a 151-83 win, the women's team ended a six-meet losing streak, while the men's team collected the 141-98 victory.
This past weekend, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams each suffered a pair of losses in a double dual meet against West Chester University and Johns Hopkins University, but showed some promising individual efforts.
The men's team dropped a 138-230 decision to West Chester and a 127-233 loss to Johns Hopkins, the College's first dual losses of the year, to bring them to 4-2.
This past weekend, the Lions participated in the Rutgers University Super Splash. The women's team took home eighth place, while the men's team captured fourth place in the three-day event.
The Lions also finished with 11 NCAA Division III "B" cuts and one NCAA Division III "A" cut.
The men's swimming team is still perfect as it added to two wins at this weekend's dual meets. A heavy-handed 142-99 victory over Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) on Friday and a nail-biting 121-120 victory over heated conference rival South Connecticut State University (SCSU) on Saturday to boosted the team's record to 3-0.
The College's men's swimming team may not have stolen the show at the 2005 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, but it took a step in the right direction with some strong performances.
The Lions moved up from 15th last year to 14th with a final total of 79 points.
"Harvest time" came this weekend for the College's men's and women's swimming and diving teams. Both teams capped their seasons with second-place finishes at the Metropolitan Conference Championships (METs) at Rutgers University.
As the final meet of the season before the NCAA Championships, the METs serve as the primary qualifying meet for those wishing to advance to the national championship in Holland, Mich.
If a diving team is going to consist of only one person and still be successful, that one person better be pretty good. Luckily for the College, that one person is sophomore Lee Swanson.
Swanson, the only member of the College's women's diving team, put on quite a show at the annual Rutgers University Invitational on Saturday.
At their last dual meet of the season, both the College's men's and women's swimming teams enjoyed decisive victories over William Paterson University.
The event focused on the teams' seven seniors, beginning with a ceremony recognizing them for their achievements and hard work during their time on the team.
Pulling into the final lap of the men's 1,000-yard freestyle event, sophomore George Savulich held a minute lead over charging swimmers from New York University (NYU) and the United States Merchant Marine Academy-King's Point (USMMA). Savulich set the pace early and had led throughout the grueling race, but his lead was rapidly slipping away.