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Michael Glenn Named Academic All Conference

Senior Michael Glenn continues to garner post-season accolades, being named to the Atlantic 10 All Academic Team.

Coming off an impressive Championship showing his academic prowess is equally noteworthy.

Read more here.

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.


Spring Newsletter #1

Atlantic 10 Champions!

The trophy returned to its rightful home in Amherst, MA after four days of tremendous swimming and diving competition in Geneva, OH.
The Minutemen captured their 15th overall A10 Conference Championship and first in three years as they outdistanced arch-rival St. Bonaventure with some clutch swimming and diving and came back from 45 points down going into the final day to clinch the title!
You can read all the stories and find the results at:
CHAMPIONS

Spring Reunion April 24, 25

Our Annual UMass Aquatics Reunion is planned for the last weekend in April.  We’re hoping to see a great turnout and have a nice weekend of activities planned.  Following is a tentative timeline for the weekend:

Friday April 24
6:00 PM          Reception @  Yarworths.  Beer, Wine and Appetizers will be provided.  Please BYOB to help the cause.  Great time to                         reconnect and ‘warm up’ for the weekend.
10:00 PM        Meet at The Harp (formerly Mike’s Westview Café)
Saturday April 25
8:30 AM          Golf Outing – Mill Valley Country Club, Belchertown, MA
Contact:          Details TBA
Cost:                Greens Fees
11:00 AM        Open pool @ Boyden for Family Swim etc.
Women’s Varsity vs. Alumni Softball Game @ Boyden Field
2:00 PM          Alumni Social @Stacker’s Pub, 57 N. Pleasant St., Amherst

Proprietor Brian Stahl will host a social at his establishment.  Food and drink will be available for purchase with free appetizers and other specials!  We’ll get a chance to brag about our college swimming accomplishments, golf scores during the tourney, and home runs hit at the softball game.

Evening Activities to Follow!!

If you can’t make the weekend please consider making a donation to support the program at the following link:
Donate Now!

Billy Brown to be Inducted into UMass Athletic Hall of Fame – May 1

Billy Brown is one of the most successful swimmers in UMass history.  His career culminated in him being invited to the NCAA Championships in 2001 after his record setting 1:58.66 200 Breaststroke swim at the Atlantic 10 Championships.  Please join us in honoring Billy at the induction ceremony on Friday May 1.  Details below:

News Release

UMass Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Friday, May 1, 2015
6pm
Student Union Ballroom, UMass Campus
$50/person
Cash Bar
Menu:  TBD

RSVP to Jason Germain at jag@admin.umass.edu or at 413-577-0267.

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.


Champions!

A total team effort from swimmers, divers, coaches,parents, adminstrators, and alumni.  The UMass Swimming and Diving family has brought the trophy back to Amherst.  We defeated a very talented and well coached St. Bonaventure squad after three and one half days of tremendous competition.

The meet was secured by a 1-3-4 finish by our divers in the 3 Meter event – truly a clutch performance that earned Mandy Hixon Coach of the Year once again.  Alessandro Bomprezzi took home Swimmer of the Meet honors and the coaching staff brought home the Coach of the Year trophy.

Thanks to all our parents, alumni and friends for all the support!

Go UMass!

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.


Finals Breakout!

Although we lost some ground to SBU and watched George Mason creep up on us it was still a great evening of UMass Swimming.

Our 400 IMers struggled a bit but pulled in some nice points.  The consolation final of the 200 Free started things off for us.  Brian Stiles had his breakout swim we’d been waiting for as he led wire to wire in a 1:37.99.  He was followed by a 2-4 finish in the main final by Alessandro and Owen in 1:37 and 1:38!

Consolation  final magic followed as Ryan Bobianski smoked the field in a :55.4 and then Mike Glenn posted an NCAA B cut :55.10 in the main final.  Consolation kings continued as  greatly improved Ian Wilson went :50.03 with a great last 25 to win it and Ollie and Hao were 3-6 in the A Final.

We’ve got a lot of big morning swims coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.


4:19.75!!!!!!!

Alessandro Bomprezzi hit the afterburners at the 100 mark in tonight’s 500 Freestyle final, split a 25.52 for that 50 on the way to a 1:41.96 200 split as he set the A-10 Cnference record with his smoking 4:19.75 swim! Not to be outdone freshman Oliver Wwyeth followed him for a 1-2 sweep in a very quick 4:25.75.

We were solid in the IM as Owen Wright and Ryan Bobianski finished 4th and 7th and Brian Stiles joined the sub 21 club with a very quick :20.83 for 12th place.  Only downside on the day was Wiktor Karpinski flinching on the block in the 50 and being DQ’d but he’s ready to go tomorrow.

Robert Barry tied for second on the One Meter Board and Trent Kinvall got us sixth place points.

St. Bonaventure and UMass have separated from the field and we trail them by 7.5 points going into tomorrow’s competition.b Stay tuned – should be fun!

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.