December 10, 2013
MIT Swimming and Diving Raises Funds for Team Theo
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On deck at the MIT Winter Invitational this past weekend, swimmers and divers from the nine competing teams were seen wearing orange and blue t-shirts with a sketch of an armadillo. In an effort to support recently paralyzed MIT student-athlete Theo St. Francis, the MIT swim team sold t-shirts prior to the meet to raise funds for Theo’s family’s medical expenses.
December 9, 2013
Tech Earns NEWMAC Swimmer and Relay of the Week Accolades
BOSTON, Mass. – Following a successful weekend at the MIT Winter Invitational, the MIT men's swimming and diving team earned two New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards.
December 7, 2013
Engineers Finish First at MIT Winter Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Men's swimming and diving ended the MIT Winter Invitational in first place with 1322.5 points, ahead of Keene State, who finished in second place with 980.5 points. Sophomore Brad Jokubaitis (Newtown, Pa.) broke the MIT record in the 200-yard backstroke and classmate Luke Schlueter (St. Louis, Mo.) broke his own school record in the 200-yard butterfly.
December 6, 2013
Men's Swimming and Diving Ends First Day of Invite in First Place
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On the opening night of the two-day, three-session MIT Winter Invitational, the MIT men's swimming and diving team won three events and earned seven NCAA B cuts. Tech currently sits in first place with 392.5 points, ahead of Keene State in second with 329.5 points.
November 25, 2013
MIT Receives Two NEWMAC Weekly Honors Following Wins over the Weekend
BOSTON, Mass. – Following a strong weekend of competition, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team received two conference weekly honors, as announced by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Monday afternoon.
November 23, 2013
MIT Men's Swimming and Diving Sweeps Past Bowdoin and Babson
BRUNSWICK, Maine - At its second meet of the 2013-14 season, the MIT men's swimming and diving team defeated host Bowdoin College, 215-82 and New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Babson College. 240-57. Tech won 13 of 17 events, taking first through third place in an impressive eight events and claiming first through fourth in three of them.
November 16, 2013
Bo Mattix Named CollegeSwimming.com Swimmer of the Week
SOMERS, Wis. - Sophomore Bo Mattix (La Canada, Calif.) was named the CollegeSwimming.com Counsilman Hunsaker Men's Division III Swimmer of the Week for his efforts in MIT's first dual meet of the season against Springfield College last weekend.
November 13, 2013
MIT Swim Teams Race in the Eighth Annual Hour of Power
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Joining thousands of athletes across the country, the MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams raced relays to support the Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power on Tuesday. In the seven years since the event first began, participants have raised over $410,000 to support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in young people.
November 9, 2013
MIT Men's Swimming and Diving Defeats Springfield at Season-Opener
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – At its first dual meet of the season, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team defeated Springfield College on the road on Saturday afternoon by a score of 233-61. The Engineers won every single event except for one and were victorious in every swimming event. Senior Michael Liao (Newport Beach, Calif.) was the lone MIT swimmer to win two individual events, winning the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke.
November 5, 2013
MIT Swimming and Diving Welcomes Theo St. Francis Back to the Pool
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Friday, Nov. 2, the MIT swimming and diving teams welcomed home one of their own. Theo St. Francis, who was paralyzed in an accident in late August, joined the team during one of his last days in Boston before heading to his next rehab venue prior to going home to California. In a practice designed to inspire and honor Theo, it quickly became evident that it would work the other way around - he would be inspiring the team.
October 26, 2013
Men's Swimming & Diving Wins Every Event at Batterman Relays
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – As it has done every year for the past 10 years, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team officially opened the season at the Charlie Batterman Relay Meet, welcoming Bentley University and Wheaton College to the Zesiger Center Pool on Saturday afternoon. Tech was victorious in each of the nine events, sometimes taking first through third in an event.
October 14, 2013
Brown Selected as Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving at MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Karin Brown has been named the associate head coach of the men's and women's swimming and diving programs at MIT announced Julie Soriero, MIT’s Director of Athletics and Department Head. Brown brings almost a decade of coaching experience to the Engineers' programs.
October 11, 2013
Men's Swimming & Diving Picked to Repeat as NEWMAC Champs in Preseason Poll
BOSTON, Mass. – MIT men’s swimming and diving was picked to repeat as conference champions in the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) preseason poll that was released on Friday afternoon. The Engineers have won five consecutive NEWMAC titles and eight overall since the inception of the league in 1998 and were the unanimous number one selection voted on by the seven coaches in the league.
August 9, 2013
MIT Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Academic Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence during the spring of 2013, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The CSCAA honors all college and university swimming and diving teams who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher.