Category Archives: National

Summer Swim Scene

To many swimmers the Summer is an excellent time to take a break from swimming. The mental hiatus often outweighs the missed training. Some swimmers need this time off to avoid “burning out”, and they will often return in the Fall with a renewed excitement for swimming.   To other swimmers, the Summer is an excellent […]

Former Maine swimmers competing at NCAA nationals

Two national championships took place over the weekend. The men’s and women’s Division III NCAA National Championship in Indianapolis, and the women’s Division I NCAA National Championship. Multiple former Maine swimmers competed in the Division III championship. Kenyon College continued its domination of Division III by winning the 2014 Division III Championship. Their victory was […]

UMaine swimmers and divers turning in top performances in America East

University of Maine swimmers and divers are ranked among the America East leaders based on early-season racing in league meets. The Black Bears’ Kara Capossella leads AE 1-meter divers with 246.29 points for six dives. She has the recorded the second highest total in the 3-meter at 252.47 points. Erica Smrcina, a butterflyer, holds the […]

Several eastern Mainers among UMaine swim team honorees

Four swimmers and one diver from eastern Maine were among the UMaine swimmers and divers receiving postseason awards, coach Sue Lizzotte announced recently. Two Black Bear freshmen, Kayla Merchant from Bangor Christian and Isaac Walton from Bangor High, were named most improved following their 2011-12 performances. Meanwhile, senior Andrew Meehan from Brewer shared the most […]