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Annual Awards Banquet

The 2015 Atlantic 10 Champion Men’s Swimming and Diving Team held their annual awards banquet on Saturday April 11.  The luncheon served in the Amherst Room on the 10th floor of the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center honored the team for its accomplishments during the 2014-15 season. Before recognizing the team for their championship performance Coach Yarworth handed out the following awards:

Atlantic 10 Academic Honor Roll:  Alessandro Bomprezzi, Thomas Brennan, Ryan Bobianski, Kyle Vieira

Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference: Michael Glenn

Ian Wilson

Minuteman Award: Brian Stiles

Most Improved: Ian Wilson

S.T.U.D.: Michael Glenn

Diver Dudes: Robert Barry, Nolan Burns, Trent Kindvall

Diver Dudes

Rookie of the Year:  Ollie Wyeth

MVP: Alessandro Bomprezzi

Iron Man: Ryan Bobianski

Coaches’ Award: Wiktor Karpinski

2015 A10 Champions!

After the individual awards were completed Coach Yarworth recognized the whole team with a Championship Watch and long sleeve top.  This was truly a great team accomplishment and the returning swimmers and divers are motivated to defend the title. Coach Yarworth also recognized his coaching staff:  Beau Garufi, John Nunnelly, and Mandy Hixon, as well as administrator Joan Hopkins.  Beau will be leaving the program this year and we thank him for his years of service as lead assistant and for the years he put in grinding in the pool.  Best of luck to him in his triathlon career!  Michael Glenn will be filling Beau’s role next season! Brian Stiles and Alessandro Bomprezzi will be next year’s captains.

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.

Michael Glenn Named UMass Winter Scholar-Athlete

Russ Yarworth, Michael Glenn, Dr. Peter Alpert

Michael Glenn was named UMass Winter Scholar Athlete.  The award recognizes athletic and academic achievement and excellence.  Michael was also named Atlantic 10 Swimming All Academic Conference team.

Congratulations to Michael.  Read more here.

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.

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:

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
Student Union Ballroom, UMass Campus
Cash Bar
Menu:  TBD

RSVP to Jason Germain at or at 413-577-0267.

Posted in Men's Swimming Update.


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.