In their final meet before the NESCAC Championships, the men and women's swimming teams defeated rival Colby to finish their dual meet seasons.

The women's team will travel to Williams next weekend to compete in the NESCAC Championship, which will end next Sunday.

The men's team will host the NESCAC Championship for men's swimming from February 25-27 at Greason Pool. Bowdoin is one of four NESCAC schools, along with Middlebury, Wesleyan and Williams, that has a large enough facility for the event.

"We set up the pool with all the awards stands and timing systems," said Head Coach Brad Burnham. "We coordinate the officials and the staff for the meet and take care of all the details that go into it, like tickets and programs."

While there is a lot of effort that goes into planning the meet, Burnham is very pleased that Bowdoin will host the event.

"It's a lot of work, but the guys always swim fast in our pool, so I think everyone is excited," he said. "The women are also excited to be able to be here and come to the meet."

The men will enter the meet with a lot of momentum after their 216-68 victory over the Mules, which secured a record of 5-1 in dual meets. The team has not lost a dual meet since its first on November 20 against MIT.

Nathan Mecray '12, Basyl Stuyvesant '13, Ryan Peabody '14 and Noah Perwin '12 all won multiple events against Colby for the men's side.

"Nathan Mecray swam close to his lifetime bests and close to school records in a couple events," said Burnham. "Basyl Stuyvesant was also close to school records in a couple of events."

Mecray took victories in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle, while Stuyvesant won the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke. Peabody claimed the 1650-yard and 500-yard freestyle, and Perwin took the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions.

Linc Rhodes '14, E.J. Googins '13, Chris Granata '14, Zach Perez '12 and Mac Routh '12 also won individual competitions, along with two Bowdoin teams that won the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

On the women's side, Allen Garner '12 stole the show, winning three individual events and being part of the team that won the 200-yard medley relay. She took first place in the 100-yard backstroke, the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM.

Alison Palmer '11 won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle, and Laurel Varnell '14 won the 100-yard backstroke. Divers Ginger Leone '11 and Mae Speight '13 both took first place in diving competitions.

In addition to the 200-yard medley relay, the team also took a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

With the Colby meet behind them, the teams will turn their focus to the NESCAC Championship.

"The men just need to keep doing what they're doing and they're going to begin their taper next week," said Burnham. "The women just need to rest up."