Olivia Avidan


"If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely" ~ Roald Dahl

Olivia Avidan

Olivia is a senior Aquamule and is studying Environmental Science with a concentration on Public Health.  She was a 2013 & 2014 NESCAC All-Academic Team honoree and has excelled in the classroom while on Mayflower Hill. She is a freestyler who specialized in the middle distance events.

Colby College Swimming and Diving


Olivia spent the first half of her junior season abroad but returned in time to join the Aquamules in Puerto Rico for winter training. At NESCAC Championships, she was member of the 200 and 400 free relays.


Olivia had a perfect culmination to her Colby swimming career. After an excellent dual meet season, four years of hard work paid off. At NESCAC Championships she had a sweep of career best times and was a key member on the 200 and 800 free relays.


Olivia is a particularly talented musician. She is a member of the on-campus A Capella group the Colbyettes and she writes and plays folk songs on her guitar. She is confident that if Taylor Swift ever challenged her to duathlon that featured both distance freestyle and singing/song writing, she would win. Her twin brother also is a swimmer in the NESCAC conference, competing for Middlebury College.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 50 Free 26.07 02/13/15 NESCAC Championships
Wesleyan University
scy 200 Free 2:04.29 02/14/15 NESCAC Championships
Wesleyan University
scy 500 Free 5:38.61 02/13/15 NESCAC Championships
Wesleyan University