Fabian To Swim 25k for U.S. at 2013 FINA World ChampionshipsThis summer Eva Fabian, a rising sophomore on the Yale women's swimming and diving team, will represent the United States at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. This will be the third time Fabian has competed for the U.S. at an international championship this year, the first two being at FINA 10k Marathon World Cup races in Brazil and Mexico. Fabian will be competing in the 25k open water race, and was named to the team after finishing third at the 2013 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in May. The open water events at the 2013 FINA World Championships will take place July 20-27 at Barcelona's Moll de la Fusta.
Fabian Takes Third at Open Water NationalsEva Fabian, now a rising sophomore on the Yale women's swimming and diving team, finished in third place in Friday's USA Swimming 10k Open Water National Championships. In a photo finish Clearwater Aquatic Club's Becca Mann just pushed Fabian out of one of the top two spots that would have earned her a spot on the U.S. team for the World Championships this summer in Barcelona.
Fabian to Compete at Open Water National ChampionshipsHaving just finished her freshman year with two Ivy League titles under her belt, Eva Fabian now has her sights set on an Open Water national title. At the end of this week she will compete at the 2013 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships. Fabian will compete in the 10k event this Friday, May 17, at California’s Lake Castaic, just north of Los Angeles.
Forrester Earns All-American HonorsOn Tuesday the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its list of Division I All-Americans and Honorable-Mention All-Americans. Senior Alexandra Forrester was among those who made the list, earning honorable mentions for her performances at the 2013 Division I NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Fabian Takes Second at FINA World CupIn an exciting weekend for Yale athletics, freshman swimmer Eva Fabian was the top American finisher at the FINA World Cup race in Cozumel, Mexico, on Saturday. This race is the fourth stop on the eight-leg circuit of the 2013 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup. Fabian’s finish in Cozumel is her second podium finish on the circuit, the first being another second-place finish in Brazil back in January.
Dunlap Elected Captain for 2013-14 SeasonAt the annual team banquet last week it was announced that junior Chelsea Dunlap will serve as captain of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team next year. Dunlap, who hails from Southlake, Texas, is a history major in Branford College. She will take over leadership duties from outgoing captain Joan Weaver.
Eight Bulldogs Earn Annual Team AwardsThe Yale women's swimming and diving team held its annual end of season banquet Tuesday night. The traditional senior speeches were delivered followed by the presentation of the team's annual awards. The evening ended with the announcement that junior swimmer Chelsea Dunlap will serve as team captain for the 2013-14 season.
Fabian to Compete at FINA World Cup in CozumelFreshman Eva Fabian finished her first year on the Yale women's swimming and diving team as an Ivy League Champion in two distance events. Now with six months until collegiate racing resumes she will compete in distance events outside of the pool. This weekend Fabian will shift her focus to open water swimming, as she did briefly this past January, by racing at the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Cozumel, Mexico.
Forrester Breaks Own Ivy Record on Day Three at NCAA ChampionshipsYale’s two swimmers at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships finished out the season strong on Saturday. Freshman Eva Fabian posted a competitive time in the 1,650-yard freestyle, but the highlight of the day was senior Alexandra Forrester lowering her own Ivy League record in the 200-yard butterfly.
Yale Starts Strong on Day One at NCAA ChampionshipsFreshman Eva Fabian and senior Alexandra Forrester performed well on the first day of competition at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Both swimmers competed in freestyle events, Fabian in the 500 free and Forrester in the 50 free. Forrester advanced to the evening’s B final, finishing 15th overall.
Two Bulldogs Ready for NCAA National ChampionshipsThis weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will have two swimmers competing at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Freshman Eva Fabian and senior Alexandra Forrester have qualified for what will be Fabian’s first NCAA’s and Forrester’s third. The meet will take place on Mar. 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Indiana University Natatorium.
Bulldogs Earns CSCAA Scholastic All-America Team HonorsAs the season comes to a close the accolades continue to roll in for the Yale women’s swimming and diving team. The Bulldogs had seven of their own earn All-Ivy honors for their performances at the Ivy League Championships, but they are also excelling away from the pool. The Yale women posted one of the highest grade-point averages in the country for the fall semester of 2012 according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team rankings. The Bulldogs finished the fall semester with a 3.44 grade-point average, which puts them at 25th in the nation.
Fabian and Forrester Qualify for NCAA ChampionshipsOn Wednesday of this week the official list of entries for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships was announced, and two Bulldogs find themselves in the ranks. Freshman Eva Fabian and Senior Alexandra Forrester have qualified in two and three events, respectively. The meet will take place on Mar. 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Seven Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy HonorsAfter a hard-fought weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team had seven of its athletes earn All-Ivy honors for their outstanding performances at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. Overall the team finished four with a total of 1049 points, in the process setting 13 Yale records as well as Ivy League records. While six of the seven honorees were swimmers it was senior diver Paige Meneses who earned special recognition by being named Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver.
Yale Finishes Fourth at Ivy League ChampionshipsAfter 21 events and three days of competition the Yale women’s swimming and diving team finished in fourth place at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. The Bulldogs racked up a total of 1049 points; the meet was won by Princeton with 1474.5 points, followed by Harvard (1374) and Columbia (1132). On day three Yale brought home Ivy League records in the 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard freestyle relay, and senior Paige Meneses was named the Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver.
Forrester Breaks Ivy Record in 100 Fly on Day Two at Ivy League ChampionshipsFive more school records fell on the second day of racing at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday. The day was highlighted by senior Alexandra Forrester, who broke her own Ivy League record in the 100-yard butterfly with one of the fastest times in the nation to guarantee a spot at the NCAA Championships in three weeks. Forrester’s time was one of five performances on Friday that set school records, the others being in the 400-yard IM, 1000-yard freestyle, 200-yard free and the 200-yard medley relay. After fourteen events the Bulldogs are in fourth place with 694 points. Princeton leads with 953.5 points, followed by Harvard (920) and Columbia (796).
Five Yale Records Fall on Day One of Ivy League ChampionshipsThe Yale women’s swimming and diving team got off to a great start on Thursday at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. On a very exciting day of racing the Bulldogs broke five school records, culminating in an incredibly exciting 400-yard medley relay. After the first day of competition the Bulldogs are sitting in third place with 324 points.
Bulldogs Return to Princeton for the Ivy League ChampionshipsThe Yale women’s swimming and diving team will head to Princeton this weekend for the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. The Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season with a win at home against Brown two weeks ago. Yale will now return to Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool where the annual HYP tri-meet took place four weeks ago, in hopes of closing the gap on the Crimson and the Tigers. The goal for the Bulldogs this weekend will be to improve on the team’s finish at Ivy’s last year while individually going after either A- or B-cuts (view qualification standards here) to be eligible to compete at the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships held on Mar. 21–23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Seniors Lead Team to Win Against BrownAfter being delayed two days because of the winter storm the Yale women’s swimming and diving team finally squared off against Brown on Monday night, and the Bulldogs made it worth the wait. Yale defeated Brown 173-127 and set a pool record in the process. The meet was celebrated as senior night, as divers Megan Harada and Paige Meneses, along with swimmers Molly Albrecht, Alexandra Forrester, Victoria Lawrence, Cynthia Tsay and captain Joan Weaver had their last meet at home in Kiphuth Pool. When all was said and done Yale won 12 out of 16 events, eight of which were individual wins by the members of the class of 2013. Over the weekend Princeton lost to Columbia so the Bulldogs finish tied for second in the conference heading into the Ivy League Championships.
Bulldogs Host Bears on Senior DayThe seniors on the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will have their last meet at home this weekend when the Bulldogs take on the Brown Bears. The Bulldogs had their first dual meet losses last weekend but have one more opportunity on Sunday to pick up a win before Ivy’s, just as divers Megan Harada and Paige Meneses, along with swimmers Molly Albrecht, Alexandra Forrester, Victoria Lawrence, Cynthia Tsay and captain Joan Weaver will have their last chance to compete in Kiphuth Pool.
Meneses Wins Again as Yale Drops Meet Against Harvard, PrincetonThe Bulldogs put up a good fight against the reigning Ivy League Champions, but ultimately the Yale women’s swimming and diving team came up short against Harvard and Princeton on Saturday. The final score was Harvard 209, Yale 89, while the the margin was closer against the Tigers with Princeton 197, Yale 103. These scores are a marked improvement over last year where the Bulldogs only put up 65 points against the Crimson and 69 points against the Tigers. Saturday was highlighted by a win from senior Alexandra Forrester in the 100-yard butterfly and a win from senior Paige Meneses in the one-meter diving event.
Bulldogs Trailing After Day One at HYPThe Bulldogs have their work cut out for them on Saturday as the Yale women’s swimming and diving team trails Harvard and Princeton after the first day of competition at this weekend’s HYP tri-meet. After eight swimming events and one diving event Harvard leads Yale 115-35. The margin is smaller against the Tigers, as Princeton leads Yale 97-53. Yale’s best finish of the night came from one of the team’s divers, senior Paige Meneses, who won the three-meter event with a season-best score. The one-meter event and the remaining swimming events will come on Saturday when the meet resumes at noon.
Battle of the Unbeatens at HYPThis weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will place its undefeated Ivy League record on the line at the annual tri-meet against Harvard and Princeton. The Bulldogs are 4-0 in dual meets this season with wins again Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn, but the Crimson and the Tigers are unbeaten in the conference as well. As Yale’s last away meet before Ivy’s, which will also be hosted by Princeton, this meet will be a good benchmark for Yale’s swimmers and divers to look back to in four weeks when all eight teams convene in Princeton for the Ivy League Championships.
Fabian Takes Second at FINA World Cup in BrazilFreshman Eva Fabian finished in second place at the FINA 10k Marathon Swimming World Cup on Sunday. Fabian took a short break from training with the Yale women’s swimming and diving team this past week to travel to Santos, Brazil, for the first race of the eight-leg circuit of Open Water World Cup events. As the first major open water swimming event of this year the race featured several big names, including London 2012 gold medalist Eva Risztov of Hungary and bronze medalist Martina Grimaldi of Italy. It was another American, Emily Brunneman, who won the race and Rachele Brum from Italy took third.
Fabian Heads to Brazil for FINA World CupEva Fabian is having an excellent first season at Yale. As part of a strong contingent of freshmen on the women’s swimming and diving team, she has already broken the 19-year-old Yale record in the 1650-yard freestyle, as well as the 10-yard-old school record in the 1000-yard freestyle. She has been an integral part of the team which sports a 4-0 dual meet record against four Ivy League opponents so far and a first-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational last November. But come Sunday Fabian will take a break from representing her university and instead represent her country. This weekend Fabian will compete as an American entry in the first race on the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup Circuit in Santos, Brazil.
Bulldogs Win Two in PhillyTeamwork delivered the Bulldogs to two wins today as the Yale women’s swimming and diving team was victorious against Dartmouth and Penn. Three 1-2-3 finishes in individual events carried the Bulldogs to victory, including in the 500-yard freestyle where Yale had three swimmers come in under five minutes. Yale was able to seal the deal before the final two events, and with a margin of victory of 171-128 against Dartmouth and 176-121 against Penn the Bulldogs now have a record of 4-0.
Big Green and Quakers are Next Test for BulldogsThe Yale women’s swimming and diving team will hit the road for the second time in one week as it travels to Philadelphia to race against Dartmouth and Penn. Coming off a win against Cornell earlier this week the Bulldogs have a 2-0 record in dual meets thus far, and after Saturday they will have seen four of the seven teams they will see at the Ivy League Championships at the end of February.
Yale Defeats Cornell for First Win of 2013The week of winter training in Florida paid off on Monday as the Yale women’s swimming and diving team won a dual meet against Cornell. Yale only gave up two swimming events and one diving event to capture the meet before the final relay. The Bulldogs set three pool records at Cornell’s Teagle Hall Pool, and freshman Eva Fabian stood out with wins in three individual events and owning two of the new pool records. The final score of the meet was Yale 168, Cornell 127.
Bulldogs Begin New Year at CornellThis Monday the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will kick off competition in 2013 with a dual meet again Cornell. The Bulldogs spent the past week at a training camp in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and having returned to the Northeast will face off against the Big Red as they get closer to the Ivy League Championships at the end of February.
Three Yale Records Fall on Day Three at Brown InviteAfter the third and final day of competition at the Brown Invitational on Sunday, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team held on to its second-place position. The Bulldogs finished out the weekend with 802 points, in between first-place Princeton (1024) and third-place Brown (618). On Friday Alexandra Forrester broke her own Yale record in the 50-yard freestyle, and on Sunday she did the same for her school record in the 100-yard freestyle. While Forrester excelled in the sprint freestyle events this weekend, Eva Fabian did the same in the distance events, winning the 500-yard freestyle and breaking the Yale record in the 1000-yard freestyle on her way to breaking a 19-yard old school record in the 1650-yard freestyle. All told the Bulldogs produced more than 35 personal best times over the course of the weekend.
Forrester Stands Out on Day Two at Brown InviteThe Yale women's swimming and diving team continued to impress on the second day of competition at the Brown Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs are putting up some very fast times for this point in the season, with Alexandra Forrester winning the 100-yard butterfly handily and contributing to a Yale win in the 200-yard medley relay. After day two Yale is sitting in a strong second place with 569 points. Princeton continues to lead with 723 points.
Yale in Second Place After Day One at Brown InviteThe Yale women's swimming and diving team got off to a strong start at the Brown Invitational on Friday. The Bulldogs took second in both relays and had some great individual performances as well. Freshman Eva Fabian won the 500-yard freestyle, while senior Alexandra Forrester broke her own Yale record in the 50-yard freestyle. After the first day of competition the Bulldogs are sitting in second place with 249 points. Princeton leads with 343 points, and Dartmouth is behind Yale in third with 197 points.
Women’s Swimming and Diving Travels to Providence for Brown InvitationalFollowing on a first-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational two weeks ago, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team is scheduled to compete in another championship meet this weekend. The Bulldogs will be taking part in the Brown Invitational, another championship-style meet with heats in the morning and finals in the evening. The meet comes at a time when Yale’s top swimmers would usually go compete at the AT&T Winter National Championships, and so this weekend is another opportunity for the team to compete as a whole unit before the Ivy League Championships in March.
Bulldogs Victorious in BostonThis weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team divided and conquered. While the divers were in Pennsylvania for the Bucknell Invitational, the swimmers finished in first place after three days of competition at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational. The swimmers proved that on their own they could be a tightly knit unit, bringing in some serious points with wins in four out of five relays. Senior Alexandra Forrester won all of her individual events, while freshmen Eva Fabian, Emma Smith and Ali Stephens-Pickeral each won events as well. This finish is a marked improvement over last year’s third-place finish at the Terrier Invite.
Bulldogs to Race at Terrier Invitational This WeekendAfter a win at home last Friday against Columbia to kick off the 2012-13 season, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will head to Boston this weekend for Boston University’s Terrier Invitational. This championship-style meet, however, will be different from last week’s dual meet program. The Bulldogs will have to swim in heats and finals on each day of competition, but the format will help prepare the squad for the Ivy League Championships in the spring.
Yale Starts Season Strong with Win over ColumbiaThe 2012-13 season is off to a good start for the Yale women’s swimming and diving team, who won against Columbia in dual competition on Friday. With solid swims from upperclassmen and freshmen alike, the Bulldogs won 11 of 16 events against their Ivy League rivals though the decision came down to the final event. In the end the Bulldogs won with a score of 158 to Columbia’s 142.
Bulldogs To Face Columbia in Season OpenerThis Friday the Yale women’s swimming and diving team has its first official meet of the 2012-13 season. The Bulldogs will take on Columbia at home in Kiphuth Pool, and while these two teams have not seen each other since Ivy’s last year, the Bulldog-Lion rivalry is still very much alive.
Women’s Swimming and Diving Poised for 2012-13 SeasonIn less than one week the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will have its first meet of the year, and with it the 2012-13 season will commence. Last year the Bulldogs had a strong third-place finish at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships and this year it is all about carrying that momentum forward.