The men’s swimming and diving team ended its 2012-2013 season with a sixth-place finish in the NESCAC Championship at Wesleyan this past weekend.  
The Polar Bears broke several school records during the course of the meet. 

Williams won its 11th-straight NESCAC Championship with a decisive 1936.5 total points, defeating rival Amherst by 112 points.  In sixth, Bowdoin earned 769.5 points. 
Ryan Kulesza ’15 had a particularly impressive meet, breaking the school records in both the 200 and 400 IM, making him the only person to hold both records at the same time in recent history and the best IM swimmer in Bowdoin history. 

He broke the previous 200 IM record of 1:55.22 with a time of 1:54.42 and then secured his place in program history with an eighth place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:05.34.

JR Chansakul ’16 broke the previous school record for the 200 breaststroke of 2:09.63 with a time of 2:07.23.
Peter Deardorff ’15 tied the school record in the 200 free with a 1:43.91 finish.

While not breaking any records, other top performances included Chris Granata’s ’14 seventh-place finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:53.13. Linc Rhodes ’14 was close behind, coming in eighth in the same race, with a time of 1:54.66. Kevin Koh ’16 finished eighth in the 50 butterfly with a time of 22.84.

“The most valuable characteristics of the Bowdoin Swim Team is the support for each other,” said Kulesza. 

Kulesza added that his team owes much of its success this season to its “truly amazing coach and mentor,” head coach Brad Burnham. 

For diving, Tommy Kramer ’15 stood out with a sixth place finish in both the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions with scores of 410.15 and 402.55 respectively.