Despite five straight losses to tough opponents, the women's swimming and diving team is still looking up when it comes to the season.
On Jan. 14 and 15, the women's swimming team faced Johns Hopkins University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania in a tri-meet.
The Lions' swimming and diving teams recorded several individual victories in separate events this past weekend.
Sophomore diver Lee Swanson crushed the competition at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Swimming and Diving Championships.
The College's men's swimming and diving team defeated Bloomsburg University 146-105 last weekend while the women's swimming and diving team lost 147-106. Of the 28 total events at this meet, the College took first in 11 events.
Sophomore George Savulich captured the 1000-yard freestyle (10:22.
In one of the most competitive meets of their seasons, both the men's and women's swim teams were defeated by Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday 133-85 and 126-110, respectively.
The men showed victories in three events. One was in the 400-free relay, which consisted of senior captains Nick Steffanci and Chris Levin, junior Jeff Glenn and sophomore Kyle King.
Both the men and women's swim teams brought home season-opening victories on Oct. 27, when the Lions hosted Montclair State University to kick off the season with a 143-95 victory for the men and a 142-93 win for the women.
In their second meet of the season, when both the men and women faced Franklin & Marshall University on Nov. 5, the men managed to stay on top 113-86 but the women's team lost 121-79.
The men's swimming and diving team competed at the three-day 2004 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by Principia College last week.
Defending NCAA Division III Champion, Kenyon College collected its 25th straight team title after accruing 678.
The Lions came out on top at William Paterson University, as both the men and women outpaced the Pioneers on Saturday. The women came home with a 136-76 victory while the men handed WPU a 127-87 loss.
"We expected (the spread) but we go into each meet the same way," senior Aubrey Horvath said.
The College women's swimming and diving team defeated the Owls of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), 144-99, this Saturday. The win advances the Lions to 3-1, while SCSU drops to 0-4.
Senior Captain Lauren O'Donnell contributed a first place win in the 50 free, a second place win in the 500 free and joined teammates junior Heather Meirkowski, freshman Kendall Warren and senior captain Aubrey Horvath on the winning 400 free relay team.
Freshmen swimmers dove into collegiate competition, playing key roles in the College's men's and women's season opening sweep at Montclair State University (MSU) on Saturday.
The women's squad defeated MSU's Red Hawks 148-73, giving the team a 1-0 start to the season.
The College's swim team spent their spring break at the Division III National Championship, held at Emory University.
The competition got under way Thursday, March 13, and finished on Saturday, March 15.
Six members of the swim team were invited to the nationals this year, five of which were swimmers and one who was a diver.
The College's women's swim team earned first place for the fifth consecutive year at the 2003 Metropolitan Conference Swimming and Diving Championship (MET) held at Rutgers University over the weekend, while the men took second place after nine years of dominant finishes at the top.