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"If people aren't laughing at your goal times, they aren't fast enough"

Brandon Fiala Named 2016 ACC Scholar Athlete Of the Year

Dobule 2016 ACC Champion Brandon Fiala was named the conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s swimming & diving.

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Eighteen Meet Records Fall At Dartmouth Invitational

Annclaire Macart won the 200 and 1650 freestyles for the Big Green, breaking the meet and pool records in the latter.

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Army West Point Women, UMass Men Win Terrier Invite

The Army West Point women and the UMass men were victorious as Boston University’s Terrier Invitational wrapped up on Sunday night. Boston College’s Dan Kelly followed up his impressive 50 free win from earlier in the meet with a 44.78 victory in the 100 free.

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Kelly Drops 19.7 to win 50 Free at Terrier Invite

In one of the most impressive races thus far, Boston College’s Dan Kelly won the men’s 50 free with a 19.78. That broke his old pool record set at this meet in 2014.

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Water Polo Saved My Swimming Career

“For those of you like my freshman-self who continue to stare down aimlessly at that black line, please consider giving water polo a try.”


The Final Race: Don’t you swammers see what you’ve done?

“The harsh reality and underappreciated beauty of this sport is that we can never be satisfied. If we were, this sport would not advance.”


A Letter to High School Swimmers who “Aren’t Good Enough” to Swim in College

How a high school swimmer turned apathy into motivation at the college-level and made it to the U.S. Olympic Trials.


Cover Letter for a Swimmer

Do you struggle to describe the qualifications that make you the most appealing candidate for a job? How do the job applications of swimmers stack up against those who have spent their summers donning Kenneth Cole suits rather than Speedo suits?


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