The swimming and diving teams performed well in their meets over the break, decisively defeating Bates on January 17 before a strong showing at a non-scoring meet against UMaine Orono the next day.
After returning to Brunswick from their training trip to Puerto Rico, the men triumphed over the Bobcats 177-121 while the women bested their opponents 149-139. 

Katherine Foley ’13 made a big contribution to the victory, winning both the 1000-and-500 meter freestyle with times of 10:38.35 and 5:08.14 respectively. Other strong races for the women included first year Lela Garner’s  4:40.45 first-place finish in the 400 individual medley. Helen Newton ’14 and Maeve O’Leary ’14 took the top two spots in the 100 yard breast, while  first years Mariah Reading won the 50 butterfly and Bridget Killian won the 200 free. Divers Sage Makami ’15 and Serena Taj ’16 took first and second in the 1-and 3-meter events. 

The women also won the 400-free relay with a team made up of Foley, Killian, Garner, and captain Kaley Kokomoor ’13 with a time of 3:37.81.

On the men’s side, captain Basyl Stuyvesant ’13 won both the 50 and 100 backstroke, and Ryan Peabody ’14 won the 1000 yard free. Bowdoin swept the top three slots in the 400 IM, with Ryan Kulesza ’15 taking first place, JR Chansakul ’16 in second and Peabody in third. Chansakul won the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.01, Linc Rhodes ’14 won the 100 free with a time of 49.31, Kevin Koh ’16 won both the 100 and 50 butterflies with times of 52.57 and 23.57, and Peter Deardorff ’15 won the 200 free with a time of 1:47.48.

The men had a particularly strong outing in the relays, with the team of Stuyvesant, John Lagasse ’16, William Shi ’15, and Deardorff winning the 200- yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.57. Lagasse, Stuyvesant, Deardorff, and Rhodes combined to win the 400-free relay with a time of 3:16.30. 

The men continued their winning streak at Orono the next day in a non-scoring meet. Tom Kramer ’15 came in first in both the 1-and 3-meter diving events with scores of 255.40 and 254.50.  Stuyvesant won the 50 free with a time of 22.96. Rhodes triumphed in the 400 IM with a time of 4:24.40. Lagasse took first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.05. Koh won the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 53.41. Peabody came in first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:06.72. Kulesza won the 100 IM with a time of 55.75 while teammate Chansakul finished first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.45.

On the women’s side, Foley won the 100 IM, while Teri Faller ’15 won the 200 back with a time of 2:19. Newton came in first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:37.98. Rounding out the weekend, Kelsey Goodwin ’15 won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:20.61 and Garner took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:05.09. 

In recognition of her outstanding performance, Foley was named NESCAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week.

“I think the reason that we’ve been so successful is because we are very supportive of each other,” said Foley.

The swim teams will host NESCAC rivals Wesleyan and Trinity tomorrow in Greason Pool at 11 a.m.