Swimmers aiming to repeat success under Sapp
Oct18

Swimmers aiming to repeat success under Sapp

Last season was a landmark one for Seton Hall’s swimming and diving teams. On a brisk February weekend in Long Island this past winter, the men’s and women’s teams spent four days shattering school records at the Big East Championship. The women’s swimming and diving team set eight school records across a multitude of events, ultimately placing third overall, the best finish in program history. The men’s swimming and diving team kept...

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Pirates secure bounce back win against Rider
Oct08

Pirates secure bounce back win against Rider

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams retaliated after Friday’s loss to UMBC, coming out victorious against Rider on Saturday afternoon. The men won by a score of 161-139, while the women won by a final tally of 173-99. The Hall won two events in diving, with Taylor Jackson winning the one-meter and three-meter dive on the women’s side, as the men fell short in the same two events. In swimming, the women had a...

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Swim and dive drop season opener
Oct07

Swim and dive drop season opener

Despite strong showings in the medley relay and butterfly stroke, neither the men’s or women’s swimming and diving team could open its season with a win against the University of Maryland Baltimore County, with the women losing 156-144, while the men lost 167-128. The meet kicked off with that 200-yard medley, in which both the men’s and women’s team started strong by placing first. The quartet of Julie Stankiewicz, Jordan Decker,...

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Fundraising efforts provide new video board for men’s and women’s swimming teams
Sep21

Fundraising efforts provide new video board for men’s and women’s swimming teams

The men’s swimming Big East Championship banner is not the only new piece of hardware hanging in the Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium this semester. Thanks to Pirate Blue’s fundraising efforts, there is a brand new video board as well. Pirate Blue is the fundraising organization for Seton Hall athletics. Each year it meets with coaches from all of the teams to see what their needs are and what can be done to improve their programs. For...

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Swim and dive bring home Big East trophy
Mar01

Swim and dive bring home Big East trophy

The 2016-17 Seton Hall swimming and diving season team had one of the best seasons in program history. The men’s team took home its first ever Big East Championship on Saturday, Feb. 25th. The women’s squad finished in third place, the highest finish in program history, after three consecutive fourth place finishes. “From both sides, everybody brought something to the table,” junior Cody Wimmer said. “They all were doing something to...

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Men’s swimming and diving win Big East Championship, women place third
Feb25

Men’s swimming and diving win Big East Championship, women place third

Seton Hall men’s swimming and diving team came up big to capture the Big East Championship title Saturday for the first time in school history, while the women’s team came in third place in the 2017 Big East Swimming and Diving Championships. The Pirates started out their weekend strong with both men’s and women’s teams breaking the 800-yard freestyle relay records. The quartet of Lior Grubert, Vadim Jacobson, Tyler Kauth and Noah...

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Swimmers head to Big East Championship
Feb15

Swimmers head to Big East Championship

The 2017 Big East Swimming and Diving Championship begins on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and the Seton Hall Pirates are looking to make their presence known. Last season, the men’s team finished in third behind the Georgetown Hoyas and the champion Xavier Musketeers. This season, the Hall has a chance to win it all. “We’re all very excited,” said junior Cody Wimmer. “This is one of the first times that we’ve actually had the chance to come in...

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Men and women’s swim and dive teams fall to Huskies in Connecticut
Jan24

Men and women’s swim and dive teams fall to Huskies in Connecticut

The men and women’s swim and dive teams traveled to the University of Connecticut to take on the Huskies in a dual meet this Sunday, Jan. 22. The Pirates fell to the Huskies by scores of 181-119 for the men and 229-69 for the women. On the women’s side, the Pirates garnered three second-place finishes in the pool to lead the team. Freshman Clara Capone captured a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of...

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Young swimmers surge Pirates to success
Jan18

Young swimmers surge Pirates to success

The 2016-2017 season has served as a youth movement for the Seton Hall swimming and diving teams. With 10 freshmen joining the program on the women’s team and eight on the men’s side, a large majority of the swimmers on the team are underclassmen. Youth could potentially lead to some growing pains and inconsistency throughout the course of the year, but head coach Ron Farina is happy with where his team is at this point in the season....

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Women win, men lose in swim and dive meet at Rider
Jan13

Women win, men lose in swim and dive meet at Rider

The men’s swim and dive team ended its win streak at six in a row with a 154-142 loss to Rider, while the women picked up their second win in a row with a score of 184-110 over Rider. Although the men’s team was not able to pull off a win, many swimmers and teams had impressive times, such as the 400-yard relay team that came in second place. Noah Yanchulis, Tyler Kauth, Connor Phillips and Vadim Jacobson logged a time of 3:07.67....

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SHU swimming & diving cruises to victories over Iona
Jan07

SHU swimming & diving cruises to victories over Iona

After nearly two months out of the pool, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams did not miss a beat on Friday. The Pirates soundly defeated Iona by scores of 159-95 for the men, and a score of 152.5-98.5 for the women. Both teams were in control from the beginning and took their opening races to kick off the night. From that point on, it was smooth sailing for the Pirates. On the men’s side, sophomores Lior Grubert and Dakota...

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Family focus comforts, motivates SHU swimmer
Nov30

Family focus comforts, motivates SHU swimmer

A transition into college and Divison I athletics can either go one of two ways: well, or not so well. For freshman swimmer Sara Ouellette, the transition to the pool has gone better than usual. She has already won events in the 200 meter freestyle, the 100 and 200 meter butterfly, 200 meter backstroke and the 200 meter medley relay this season. Outside of the pool in the college landscape, however, Ouellette has already seen the...

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