The Mines swim team looks prepared and ready to swim fast as the team competed in their first intersquad meet of this season on Sunday (9/27). Many swimmers on the team swam their best and felt they were ready to swim fast this season. The top times were as follows for the meet- 50 backstroke: 25.27 seconds (men) and 28.10 (women), 50 breaststroke: 28.24 (men) and 33.72 (women), and 50 freestyle: 22.40 (men) and 26.10 (women). The head coach for the swim team, Nate Rothman is now entering his fifth year as head coach.
At the 2014 RMAC Championships last February, Mines ranked third in the men’s and fourth in the women’s standings. Eight swimmers were voted RMAC First Team All-Academic and six received CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American merit. The male swimmers (two-time Brechler Award winner as the top GPA in the RMAC) were one of only 33 Division II programs recognized during the spring behind a collective GPA of 3.24, while the women were one of 58 teams named to the list with a 3.27 GPA.
If you are interested in watching swimming and supporting Mines swimmers, come to the home swim meets at the Student Recreation Center. Full schedule and times are listed on the swimming home webpage: http://csmorediggers.com/sports/swimdive/2014-15/schedule