The women’s swimming and diving team came into the third day of the Ivy League Championships in third place, but ultimately took fifth .

W. SWIMMING | Bulldogs take fifth at Ivies

March 1, 2011
Going into the final day of the Ivy League Championships, the women’s swimming and diving team was clinging onto third place with a four-point lead over Penn (600-596). But despite an inspiring final day of competition, the Bulldogs were passed by both Columbia and Penn and took fifth place at the meet with 860 points, »
In spite of suffering an ACL injury at the end of junior year in high school, Liao is a major contributor to Yale’s swim team.

W. SWIMMING | From injuries to records

February 24, 2011
There was no question in his mind that Athena Liao ’12 belonged at Yale. Don Galluzzi, the assistant coach and women’s recruiting coach of the swimming and diving team at the time, recognized the potential in Liao from the first time they met. “It was a no-brainer. She was a good student and a great »

W. SWIMMING | Senior Day success for women’s team

February 15, 2011
It was simply a fantastic meet, head coach Cristina Teuscher said again and again. Almost every event was an outstanding race for the Bulldogs. With the largest crowd of parents, friends, and alumni supporters of the season, the women’s swimming and diving team embraced the spirit of Senior Day to conclude their duel meet season »

W. SWIMMING | Bulldogs fall to Connecticut rival

February 8, 2011
The meet came down to the last two events. After an afternoon of frantic reorganization and changes in the lineup, the Bulldogs had clamored back within striking distance of the UConn Huskies and needed to win both the 200-yd individual medley and 400-yd freestyle relay to have a chance at winning the meet. The Huskies, »

W. SWIMMING | Bulldogs finish third – again

February 1, 2011
Many things changed for the Bulldogs this year — a new coaching staff, a home pool advantage, and a new squad of freshmen — but the results of the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet did not. Princeton won the meet for the fourth year in a row, beating Harvard, 207–73, and Yale, 234.4–65.5. The Bulldogs fell to the »

W. SWIMMING | Navy tests swimmers to the limit

January 25, 2011
It was a battle of undefeated teams, an afternoon of thrilling races and pool records. Even the fastest Bulldogs were challenged. Despite a myriad of determined, solid performances, the Bulldogs could not prevent Navy from handing them their first loss of the season, 161–139. “We lost not because we swam worse than normal but because »

W. SWIMMING | Divers and relays shine against Penn and Dartmouth

January 18, 2011
Three women divers, Rachel Rosenberg ’12, Paige Meneses ’13, and Christina Brasco ’14, kicked off a dominating performance by the women’s swimming and diving team over the weekend. The three took the top spots on the 1-meter board as the Elis continued their undefeated season with decisive victories over both the University of Pennsylvania and »

SWIMMING | Mixed results for swimmers at Cornell

January 10, 2011
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams started off the new year with dual meets at Cornell on Saturday, and saw opposite results. The men’s team fell to the Big Red 134–166 while the women won a decisive victory, winning all but four events to finish with a final score of 187–113. The men »

W. SWIMMING | Kodak finish in Vermont

December 8, 2010
For the first time this year, the women’s swimming team’s weekend meet came down to the very last race. Coming into that event, the 200-yd butterfly, the Bulldogs found themselves with only a 114–112 advantage over the University of Vermont’s Catamounts and needed a win to pull off a victory. The relay team was down »

W. SWIMMING | Strong swims in Boston

November 30, 2010
Like the majority of Yale, the women’s swimming team traveled to Boston last weekend. But unlike their classmates who were at the Yale-Harvard football game, the swimming team spent Saturday and Sunday in the pool at Boston University, competing at the Terrier Invitational. The team finished in fifth place with 407 points. Boston University won »

M. SWIMMING | Distance swimmers shine at Terrier Invite

November 30, 2010
The men’s swimming team took fourth place in a field of six teams with 615 points at the Terrier Invitational at Boston University during Harvard-Yale weekend. It was the first big travel meet of the season and the only meet with preliminaries and finals before the Ivy League Championships in March. “It was a great »

M. SWIMMING | Tough opening loss for men’s swimming

November 16, 2010
Despite some strong individual performances, the men’s swimming and diving team opened the 2010-2011 season with a 177–122 loss to the Columbia Lions on Saturday at home. Guided by newly-appointed head coach Tim Wise, assistant coach Kevin Norman, and diving coach Chris Bergère, the team was determined to reverse last year’s agonizing two-point loss to »