Six Headed to NCAAs for Men’s Swimming

Six Headed to NCAAs for Men’s Swimming

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming team will be represented by six Diplomats at this year's NCAA Championships taking place from March 20-23.

NCAA History

This is the most athletes the men's team has sent to nationals in program history and the first time any relay team has qualified. F&M's best team finish came in 1998 (26th), but with Diplomats being represented in seven events, this year's squad looks to reset that mark.

Tom Grabiak was F&M's last men's All-American, earning All-American status in 2010 in the 100- and 200-yard Breaststroke. An F&M men's swimmer has not won a national championship since Gordon Chalmers '32 in the 100-yard Backstroke in 1932.

Competing for F&M

Christopher Schiavone returns after competing at last year's Championships to represent the squad in all the sprint and mid-distance freestyle events. The sophomore enters the weekend in the top-5 in both the 100-yard Freestyle (fourth – 44.05) and the 50-yard Freestyle (fifth – 20.17). Schiavone is also the 12th seed in the 200-yard Freestyle with a time of 1:39.12.

Brendan Cline, Timothy Gould, Daniel Sanders, and Alec Wahl will join Schiavone as F&M competes in four relays. Thomas Graminski will travel as the relay alternate for the weekend.

The 400-yard Freestyle Relay team enters the weekend as the Diplomats' highest-seeded relay team at 13th (3:01.54). The 200-yard Freestyle Relay team is next at 15th with a time of 1:22.02.

The 800-yard Freestyle Relay team sits 19th after a 6:48.43 finish at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Feb. 21. The 200-yard Medley Relay team rounds out the squad at 23rd (1:30.97).

Record Breakers

The Diplomats set program records this season in every event they will be competing over the weekend.

All-American Status

Selections are made on the basis of their finish at NCAA Championships. First Team is awarded to individuals and relays placing 1st-8th. Honorable Mention is awarded to compeititors placing 9th-16th. 

Ticket Information

All-session tickets for the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's and Men's Swimming and Diving Championships are available through www.ticketmaster.com.

Ticketmaster.com -Advance Sales Pricing
• All-Session ONLY – All Ages
      o $65.00 – general admission

On-Site Sales Pricing
• All-Session – All Ages
      o $65.00 – general admission
• Daily
      o Adult - $25.00
      o Senior/Youth - $20.00
• Single Session
      o Prelims
            - Adult - $12.00 – reserved seating
            - Senior/ Youth - $10.00 – reserved seating
      o Finals
            - Adult - $15.00 – reserved seating
            - Senior/ Youth - $12.00 – reserved seating

* Age 2 and under will be admitted free into the general admission bleacher seats only
* Youth – age 12 and under
* Senior Citizen – age 60 and older

Follow Along at Home

Live video coverage can be found here. Live results will be linked to this page when available.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 20
10:00 AM - Preliminaries
50-yard Freestyle
200-yard Medley Relay

6:00 PM – Finals
50-yard Freestyle
200-yard Medley Relay

Thursday, March 21
10:00 AM – Preliminaries
200-yard Freestyle Relay
200-yard Freestyle

6:00 PM – Finals
200-yard Freestyle Relay
200-yard Freestyle

Friday, March 22
10:00 AM – Preliminaries
800-yard Freestyle Relay (Timed Final)

6:00 PM – Finals
800-yard Freestyle Relay (Timed Final)

Saturday, March 23
10:00 AM – Preliminaries
100-yard Freestyle
400-yard Freestyle Relay

6:00 PM – Finals
100-yard Freestyle
400-yard Freestyle Relay