LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall men's swimming opens its 2018-19 campaign on Saturday with a home quad-meet against York, Widener, and Mary Washington. The Diplomats look to build off a stellar year that broke 11 school records and sent a swimmer to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2010.
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F&M notched 12 medals at last year's Centennial Conference (CC) Championships to amass 502 points for a fourth-place finish. Nine first-years look to make an immediate impact in the lineup after losing three members to graduation last season.
Christopher Schiavone – So.
Alec Wahl – So.
Timothy Gould – Sr.
Schiavone returns after a stellar rookie campaign that took the Mount Joy, Pa.-native to Indianapolis for the NCAA Championships. Schiavone tallied three individual medals in the 50, 100, and 200-yard freestyle at the CC Champs and was involved in all four relay teams, all of which set program records.
Wahl returns for his sophomore season holding three program records, two in the medley relays and one individual in the 200-yard backstroke. Wahl finished with two medals at his first CC Champs.
Gould enters his final season ready to pick up where he left off last year after taking home the gold in the 100-yard backstroke while setting the program record in the process.
The CC Preseason Poll ranks the Diplomats third with 24 points. Gettysburg topped the list with 34 points and four of seven first-place votes, followed by Swarthmore in second with 33 points and three first-place nods.
After opening weekend, CC competition starts on Friday, Oct. 26 when the Diplomats host Washington for a 7:00 p.m. dual meet. F&M hits the road in early November, facing off against Swarthmore on Nov. 2 and Arcadia on Nov. 10.
On Nov. 16-18, the annual Franklin & Marshall Invitational will take place at the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center, while the CC Championships are heading back to Gettysburg and are set to run from Feb. 21-24.
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All home swim meets at the Kunkel Aquatic Center will be broadcast live in HD at GoDiplomats.com/Live