Diplomats Edge Garnet

Diplomats Edge Garnet

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall men's swimming team defeated Swarthmore 117.5-87.5 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon. The victory improved  the Diplomats' record to 1-1, 1-0 CC, while the Garnet fell to 1-1, 1-1 CC.

John Zipp placed first in two events on Saturday, which included the 50-yard freestyle (22.35) and the 100-yard freestyle (48.93). Tim Landon also picked up a pair of first-place finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:50.26) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.59).

Other swimmers who had first-place finishes for F&M include Dennis Chen in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:47.42, Andreas Lair Ferrari in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.69), and Richard Denton in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:04.55. 

In the final heat of the day, four Diplomat swimmers helped seal the victory. Jin Hwang, Ferrari, Ian Swindell and Chen won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:19.28. 

F&M's next meet takes place Saturday when the Diplomats travel to Washington. The scheduled start time is 1:00 p.m.