WPI Takes On Trinidad and Tobago (Training Trip)

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) swim team grabbed their passports and took a trip down to the country of Trinidad and Tobago. The team trained at the National Aquatic Center, which opened in October 2016.

Senior Jenna Vandervort put together a video highlighting the trip, which took place from December 28th-January 6th.

Music: Easy Love, by Sigala

In 2018, the WPI team placed 3rd (men) and 4th (women) at the NEWMAC championships. Yet, the team has propelled to a big start to 2019 competition.

The women began their 2019 meet season with a win against Stevens on January 12th. A day later, the team fell to Franklin & Marshall but defeated Susquehanna at the tri-meet. At another tri-meet on January 16th, the WPI women defeated UMass Dartmouth but fell to Wheaton (MA).

The WPI men started their 2019 season with 5 dual meet wins, taking down Stevens, Franklin & Marshall, Susquehanna, UMass Dartmouth, and Wheaton (MA).

The team’s efforts allowed head coach Paul Bennett to now hold the all-time swimming and diving wins, picking up his 113th career win after the men and women’s 8 wins at the start of 2019.

WPI returns to the pool January 23rd, hosting Clark.

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First and second day down of annual training trip. Trinidad is beautiful and the facility is remarkable!!

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Never a more photogenic group. Team pictures on the 5M prior to race day and on Beach day in Trinidad.

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Morning practice on our last full day!

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Towelie

it’s a cool experience and all i guess, but why is a d3 team going out of the country for training trip???

Paul Bennett

Why would any team go out of the country for a training trip? A schools division makes no impact on the educational experience you can offer Student Athletes by traveling abroad and experiencing a new country and culture. I would actually propose as a Division III school we owe our athletes the most from the educational experience as they each only compete for the love of the sport.

Delores Sandwich

Wow, that seems like such a great INTERNATIONAL experience for these TALENTED young swimmers! And this video looks PROFESSIONAL! Many congratulations to their talented young director and their extremely speedy team!

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