2017-18 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving News

  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Sweeps NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    December 04, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (December 4) – After a very successful Winter Invitational this past weekend, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team has swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards, when the league announced its selections this afternoon.
  • Chen Smashes 200 Breast School Record as Women's Swimming and Diving Finishes Second at Winter Invite
    December 03, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 3) - MIT women’s swimming and diving senior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) broke the program record in the 200-breast this morning during prelims with a time of 2:19.62 and then bettered her time with a first place finish and an NCAA “B” cut mark of 2:18.17 tonight as she guided the Engineers to a second place finish at the annual Winter Invitational. Chen’s school record was the second one she had broken this weekend as she also topped the mark in the 100-breast yesterday.
  • Allen and Chen Break Records on Night Two of MIT Winter Invitational
    December 02, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 2) - Led by record breaking performances in the 200-fly by freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) and in the 100-breast by Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.), the No. 8 MIT women’s swimming and diving team took control of first place at this year’s MIT Winter Invitational. On top of the two new records, the women’s program swam a total of 12 NCAA “B” cut times between prelims and finals today
  • Zhou and 800 Free Relay Lead Engineers on Day One of MIT Winter Invite
    December 01, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 1) - The No. 8 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team opened action at the annual MIT Winter Invitational on Friday evening as the Engineers competed in the 800-free relay, the 1650-free and the 1-meter dive.
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Sweeps NEWMAC Athlete of the Week Awards
    November 20, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 20) – After defeating both WPI and Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team has swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards, when the league announced its selections this afternoon.
  • No. 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats WPI & Bowdoin In Double Dual
    November 18, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 18) - In a double dual meet with NEWMAC foe WPI and NESCAC opponent Bowdoin College, the No. 8 MIT women's swimming and diving team came away with wins over both teams as the Engineers defeated WPI, 239-55, and Bowdoin 196-97 inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool on Saturday afternoon.
  • Kailey Allen and Women’s 400 Free Relay Earn NEWMAC Athlete of the Week Honors
    November 13, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 13) – Freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) and the 400 free relay team comprised of Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.), Ashley Pearson (Stafford, Va.), Delaney Burns (Scituate, Mass.) and Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.) have all earned New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Week honors for their performances against Division I Cornell University and Brown University over the weekend. 
  • No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Falls To Brown, 224.5-74.5
    November 11, 2017
    Providence, R.I. (November 11) - Freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) bested her nation leading time in the 200-fly this afternoon for the No. 6 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team, but the Engineers fell to Division I Brown by a score of 224.5-74.5 on the road.
  • No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Topped By Cornell, 135-106
    November 10, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 10) - Freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) swam the fastest time in the country in the 200-fly and the Engineers swept the top-two spots in the final relay of the night, but the No. 6 MIT women’s swimming and diving team came up just short against Division I foe Cornell University, 135-106, on Friday night in Cambridge.
  • Deborah Wen Named NEWMAC Women’s Diver of the Week
    November 07, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 7) - After her outstanding performance in her collegiate debut at Springfield College on Saturday, MIT women's swimming and diving freshman Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii) has been named as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Diver of the Week, as announced by the league yesterday.
  • No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Springfield In Season Opener
    November 04, 2017
    Springfield, Mass. (November 4) - In the season opener for the No. 6 nationally-ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team, the Engineers came away with a 195.5-99.5 win over New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Springfield College on Saturday afternoon in Western Massachusetts. MIT won 13 of 16 contested events and tied in the 100-fly on the way to victory this afternoon.
  • No. 6 Women’s Swimming and Diving Picked First In NEWMAC Preseason Poll
    October 27, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 27) – In the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s swimming and diving preseason coaches’ poll, which was released by the league this morning, the No. 6 nationally-ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team has been picked the win the conference championship for the eighth straight year. The Engineers earned nine of a possible ten first place votes, with each head coach not allowed to vote for their own team.
  • MIT Swimming and Diving Releases 2017-18 Schedule
    September 07, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 8) – The MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have releases their schedules for the 2017-18 season which will feature five home dual meets, the annual three-day Winter Invitational and four-day New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship. The Engineers will be under the guidance of third-year Mary Frances Wagley ’47 Head Coach Dani Korman.
  • MIT Swimming and Diving Adds 21 For 2017-18 Season
    August 15, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (August 15) – A combined 21 incoming freshmen - 10 men and 11 women - will be added to the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams this fall, as announced by Mary Frances Wagley '47 Head Coach Dani Korman.