The Yale swimming and diving teams, in a community outreach program, offered free swim lessons to local youth this spring. This was the second year the teams took part in the program, called Yale Swim New Haven, under the leadership of swimmers Annie Killian and Ileana Lucos. The two juniors founded the program last year and teamed up with New Haven Reads, a community book bank and tutoring center in the Dixwell neighborhood, to make it possible.
2009-2010 captain Tom Robinson, junior Matt Lee, and freshman Mike Dominski have been named 2010 Mid-Major All-Americans by CollegeSwimming.com. The three Elis, all of whom received honorable mention honors, were recognized because they posted NCAA B Cut times at some point this season.
Yale diving coach Ryan Moehnke was honored with the prestigious Robert Moose Moss award at the YMCA Nationals in Fort Lauderdale for his work as the head coach of Next Generation Swimming at the Norwalk, Conn., YMCA. The award is given to the coach, athlete, or administrator who embodies the values of the YMCA, and best encourages the development and growth of the sport of diving.
Frank Keefe, Yales Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming who is retiring after 32 years, will receive the 2010 Kiphuth Medal and deliver the Kiphuth Fellowship Public Lecture on Saturday, Apr. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Kiphuth Exhibition Pool inside Payne Whitney Gym. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is one of a number of events that day that will celebrate Keefes outstanding career. Keefe, a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame, has been the head coach of the Yale mens swimming team since 1978 and the womens team since 1980. He guided the Bulldogs to 488 combined victories.
The Yale mens swimming and diving team handed out its 2009-2010 awards last week at its annual postseason banquet. Six different Elis earned recognition for their efforts in Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming Frank Keefes 32nd and final year at the programs helm.
Kyle Veatch, one of Yales top sprinters and a pivotal member of the Bulldogs relay squads, has been elected captain of the 2010-2011 Elis. The announcement was made last week at the annual post-season banquet.
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in winter sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
The Yale men's swimming and diving team finished 5th overall at this weekend's Ivy League Championship at DeNunzio Pool in Princeton, New Jersey. The Elis scored 895.5 points, just behind Penn (959.5) and Columbia (996.5). Princeton took an easy victory, scoring 1552.5 points to top second-place Harvard's 1341.5.
Thanks to two tremendous efforts from relay teams and stellar individual performances from freshman Mike Dominski and sophomore Goksu Bicer, the men's swimming and diving team passed Cornell to move into 5th at the Ivy League Championships after two of three days of competition in Princeton.
The mens swimming and diving team finished their conference season with a 2-5 record, dropping meets to Princeton, Harvard, Penn, Columbia, and Cornell while taking victories against Brown and Dartmouth; fortunately for the Elis, who finished the season tied for sixth in the regular season standings, none of those wins or losses will matter as they compete in the Ivy League Championship meet this weekend at Princeton, NJ.
Saturdays 174-126 win over the University of Connecticut marked Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming Frank Keefes last in the Kiphuth Exhibition Pool. It was also the final home meet for seniors Colin McCarthy, captain Tom Robinson, Craig Steen, Jon Taylor and Drew Teer. The Yale Precision Marching Band was on hand, along with one of the biggest crowds a Yale home meet has seen in recent memory, and pregame ceremonies honoring Keefe celebrated his storied tenure. Yet even after all of that, Coach Keefes thoughts after the meet were centered solely the one thing that has defined his brilliant 32-year career more than anything else: winning.
Saturdays showdown with the UConn Huskies will not only round out the dual meet season for the mens swimming and diving team, but it will be the last home meet of Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming Frank Keefes illustrious career and for five seniors. To celebrate his brilliant tenure with the Elis, the athletic department is sponsoring Pack the Pool,) an initiative to get as many members of the Yale athletic and academic communities into the Kiphuth Exhibition Pool as possible as the Bulldogs try to pull a season-ending upset of the Huskies.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Coming off a well-swum loss to Ivy League rivals Harvard and
Princeton, the mens swim team was faced with the difficult challenge of having to bounce back in a midweek showdown with Browns Bears - its last Ivy
League meet of the season on short rest and at an unfamiliar venue (UMass
Dartmouth). Yet despite the circumstances, that is precisely what Robert J.H.
Kiphuth Director of Swimming Frank Keefes squad did, taking a 161-137 win
over the Bears to send round out regular season Ivy League competition with a
record of 1-5, 3-5 overall.
The mens swimming and diving team will look to bounce back from a tough weekend in Princeton when they take on Brown (3-6, 2-3) in a midweek matchup at UMass-Dartmouth Wednesday. The midweek road trip and the lack of full rest this late in the season will pose a tough mental challenge for the Elis, especially as this weekend brings the emotion and commotion of Robert J.H. Kiphuth Director of Swimmings Frank Keefes final home meet.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Perennial powerhouses Harvard and Princeton proved too much for the mens swimming and diving team, as the Bulldogs finished in third after the second and final day of the annual H-Y-P meet in Princeton.
There are few classic American rivalries that can top a
revival of that storied rivalry between Harvard and Yale - except, of course, a
contest between Harvard, Yale, AND Princeton. That is precisely the matchup that
faces the Yale men's swimming and diving team this weekend, as they travel to
Princeton, New Jersey for the annual H-Y-P meet.
The mens swimming and diving team dropped a tough 152-142 decision to the undefeated Navy Midshipmen Saturday at the Robert J. H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool. That the Bulldogs came within ten points of one of the toughest teams on their dual meet schedule is undoubtedly a positive for a team that has hovered around .500 thus far this season, but makes the loss a difficult one to swallow, as a few points here and there could easily have given the Elis the huge upset.
The Yale mens swimming and diving team grabbed its first Ivy League win of 2010 Saturday, taking a 234 65.5 decision over Dartmouths Big Green, while dropping a tough 170-130 decision to the University of Pennsylvanias Quakers in Philadelphia.
The Yale men's swimming and diving team will ring in its New Year with a bang Sunday when the Bulldogs take on Ivy League rival Cornell (3-2, 2-2 Ivy League) in their first competition of 2010. The Elis entered the break on a two-meet winning streak.
The mens swimming and diving team earned its second dual meet win of the season Saturday in impressive fashion as they took down the UMass Minutemen in a non-conference matchup. The victory pushes the Bulldogs dual meet record to 2-1 heading into winter break.
The mens swimming and diving team will take to the pool for its last meet of 2009 when the UMass Minutemen come to town for a dual meet Saturday. The Minutemen are a new addition to the Bulldogs schedule this season, and finished just one spot (and, more importantly, just 10 points) ahead of the Elis at Boston Universitys Terrier Invitational two weeks ago.
Despite the loss of one of the more successful classes in school history to graduation following the 2008-2009 season, the Yale mens swimming and diving team improved upon last years fifth place finish at Boston Universitys Terrier Invitational with a fourth place finish in this years event.
The mens swimming and diving team wrapped up a busy four days of competition with a 178-120 win against Southern Connecticut Monday at Yale. Some new faces stepped up for the Elis, who improved their 2009-2010 dual meet record to 1-1 with the win.
BOSTON, Mass. - The Yale mens swimming and diving team emerged from Friday in fourth place at Boston Universitys Terrier Invitational with a total of 188 points through the first ten events (five each for men and women) of the competition.
After suffering a heartbreaking loss in the season opener against Columbia in New York Saturday, the mens swimming and diving team will look to bounce back at this weekends Terrier Invitational at Boston University in Boston, Mass. The Bulldogs will be bringing 19 swimmers and three divers to the event to face off against the tough quartet of host Boston University, Boston College, the University of Maine, and future dual-meet opponent University of Massachusetts. There will be no rest for the weary following the three-day meet, as Monday brings a home, dual-meet showdown against local rival Southern Connecticut.