The men’s and women’s swim teams trounced NESCAC rivals Wesleyan and Trinity in a home meet last Saturday.

The men improved their record to 4-1 with the dual meet, defeating Wesleyan 205-72 and Trinity 198-87.

The twin victories also placed the women’s record at 4-1 after the team beat Wesleyan 171-122 and Trinity 199.5-93.5. 

Captain Basyl Stuyvesant ’13 led the men’s effort, coming in first in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke with times of 54.69 and 1:56.59. Diver Tom Kramer ’15 dominated the boards, winning both the 1- and 3- meter events. In the distance events, Alex Tougas ’14 won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:31.53. Other first-place finishes for the Polar Bears included Ryan Peabody ’14 in the 500 freestyle (5:01.72), John Lagasse ’16 in the 200 breaststroke (1:00.71), JR Chansakul ’16 in the 200 breast (2:12.80) and Ryan Kulesza ’15 in the 200 IM (1:58.38).  

In the relays, a team of Stuyvesant, Lagasse, Kevin Koh ’16, and William Shi ’15 won the 200 medley with a time of 1:37.10 while a team of Lagasse, Peter Deardorff ’15, Shi, and Linc Rhodes ’14 won the 400 medley with a time of 3:14.41.
For the women, Captain Kaley Kokomoor ’13 and Katherine Foley ’13 led the charge, both winning two individual events. Kokomoor took both the 50- and 100-yard freestyles with times of 24.90 and 54.71, and Foley took the 200- and 500- freestyles with times of 1:55.29 and 5:11.47. Lela Garner ’16 made an important contribution, winning the 200 IM with 2:13.51. In the 400- free relay, a team of Bridget Killian ’16, captain Sarah Hirschfeld ’13, Foley and Garner came in first with a time of 3:38.40.

“This past weekend was great preparation for NESCACs,” said Stuyvesant. “Although they were not necessarily our best times, we have yet to taper and this is a good sign that we will improve with rest. This year has been one of the most difficult in terms of swim set difficulty and we’re looking forward to how this benefits us in NESCACs.”

The teams return to action tomorrow with a home meet against Colby at noon.