Women's Swim Team Gains Momentum


This weekend the women's swimming and diving team ended the dual meet portion of the season with a 5-2 record. The ladies bested Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's team, winning with an impressive 56-point lead.
Stand out performances included sophomore Emily Weber's two individual wins in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. The 200 freestyle relay team of freshman Caroline Bridges, senior Courtney Lehmann, senior Nicole Rossillo and freshman Erin Horne achieved the national "B" cut time, stopping the clock at 1:36.45. This means the ladies may have the opportunity to compete at the national level in Texas.
This win over Rose-Hulman came at a pivotal time for the team as they are going into the NCAC conference championships next week. The team came off their loss against the University of Chicago to win this weekend and establish some momentum.
"I think seeing the four ladies, Lehmann, Horne, Rossillo and Bridges [win the relay] gave the team a lot of confidence going into the championship meet because it shows the team how fast we can be at conference," junior Allison Kirby said of the team's momentum coming out of the dual meet portion.
Kirby picked up an individual win of her own in the 200-yard breaststroke on Saturday. She also commented on the overall impressive performance of the women's team against Rose-Hulman. With the team's eight individual wins and two relay wins, it seems like she is right.