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Violets and Blue Jays wash away swimmers

The men were swiftly defeated by New York University, 208-90 and by Johns Hopkins University, 186-76. The women also fought adversity after dropping 251-44 to New York University and 218-41 to Johns Hopkins.

Swimming and diving defeats Ramapo College

Ramapo College was no match for the Lions on Saturday, Nov. 4, when the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams captured another conference win in the Aquatics Center. The men took down Ramapo, winning 11 of out 12 individual events with a score of 189-73. The women beat Ramapo by a score of 169.5-90.5.

Lions battle Montclair in first conference meet

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Montclair State University for their first conference meets of the season on Friday, Oct. 27. The men dominated Montclair State in a 170-122 victory. Meanwhile, the women’s team endured its first loss of the season, with a final score of 167-132.

Swimming and diving begins new season on high note

On Friday, Oct. 20, the men’s team swept Division II’s Southern Connecticut State University, 189-100 and the women’s team swam past Connecticut, 162-126, in Packer Hall.

Swimming pushes forth to top rankings at Nationals

The men’s swimming team thought it was over once senior Scott Vitabile touched the wall, but they were wrong. Both Vitabile and Massachusetts Institute of Technology junior Josh Tomazin touched the wall in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay at 3:00.51, tying both teams for eighth place — the final spot to qualify for the finals. To determine a winner, the teams went head-to-head in a swim-off on the final day of the NCAA Division III National Swimming Championship.

Swimming teams trudge through stiff competition

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams raced, leapt and swam through over 40 events apiece at the Metropolitan Conference Championships held during the weekend of Friday, Feb. 17. For the men, it was a close meet, but they still had not accumulated enough points to outshine the Rowan University Profs.

Dominant senior swimmers and divers excel

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams capped off their regular season schedule, both hoeing down the William Paterson Pioneers at home on Saturday, Feb. 4. At the last home meet of season, the men’s senior swimmers and divers displayed their dominance. The Lions eventually crushed the Pioneers, 148-83.

Speedy swimmers frighten Ducks out of pool

At home, the men’s and women’s swimming teams dashed past the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks on Friday night. The men’s swimming team captured its first meet victory since its home invitational on Dec. 4. The Lions dominated throughout the meet, beating the Ducks 172-89.

Ranked opponents give Lions a rude awakening

At the start of 2017, both the men’s and women’s swimming teams encountered hard competition and endured multiple losses. After starting the season undefeated, the men’s swimming team has dropped losses against West Chester University, 172-90, John Hopkins University, 156-103 and Rowan University, 178-122. At the same time, the women’s swimming team conceded a 190-94 loss to Rowan University.

Lions rinse off competition at home

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams emerged victorious in the TCNJ Invitational during the weekend of Friday, Dec. 2. After scratching a close win against New York University, the men’s team torpedoed to first place against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, University of Bridgeport, Sarah Lawrence College, West Chester University and East Stroudsburg University.

Lions feast on competition during Thanksgiving break

The College’s swimming and diving teams had more to digest than turkey and stuffing over Thanksgiving break. The Lions withstood a grueling dual meet against the New York University (NYU) Violets the previous Saturday, Nov. 19. While the women’s team were routed, 223-71, by the eighth-ranked Violets, the men’s team slipped past them in the final event of the meet for a 151-143 victory.

Lions show strength at Big Al despite D-1 competition

Both the College’s men’s and women’s team were one of five schools that competed, including Princeton University, Fordham University, University of Connecticut and Lehigh University. While the College was the only Division III school invited to the event, the other four competed in the NCAA Division I category.

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