2007-2008 Swimming & Diving News

  • Masters Swimming World Records Set at Simmons October Swim Fest
    October 29, 2008
    Two World Records were set at the inaugural October Swim Fest, a Masters swimming mini-meet hosted by Simmons College Swimming and Diving on Saturday, October 18.
  • Simmons Student-Athletes Earn All-Academic Conference Honors
    July 23, 2008
    48 Simmons College student-athletes were recognized as Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Academic All-Conference selections for the 2007-08 season.
  • Simmons Announces New Swimming and Diving coach
    May 19, 2008
    Simmons College announced a new addition to the coaching staff on Monday, when it hired Mindy Williams as the new head coach of the Swimming and Diving team.
  • Swimming & Diving 2007-2008 Season in Review
    March 12, 2008
    The Simmons College swimming and diving team had one of its most successful seasons in the program's history in 2006-07. The Sharks took home their fifth Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship in the past six years, won the Regis Invitational for the first time and posted a 9-1 mark in dual meets, besting the existing school standard.
  • Swim Team Earns Top Conference Honors
    March 03, 2008
    The Simmons College swimming and diving team proved to be the best in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference back at the conference championships in December. This week the accolades continued to pour in as junior Keri Ann Arsenault (Chester, N.H.,) was named the GNAC Swimmer of the year, and head coach Doug Backlund was honored as the conference coach of the year. "It is a wonderful testament to the Simmons Swimming & Diving program that in one year junior captain Keri-Ann Arsenault is awarded Swimmer of the Year and Coach Backlund, Coach of the Year. The two, not surprisingly, have earned these awards together, in the same year," Simmons College Athletic Director Ali Kantor said. "Together Keri-Ann and Doug bring many honors to Simmons Swimming & Diving."
  • Longtime Swim Coach Announces Retirement
    February 20, 2008
    After the final event of the 2008 New England Swimming Championships last weekend, an era came to a close for the Simmons College swimming and diving team. Longtime head coach Doug Backlund had coached his final collegiate meet. The 11 year veteran had chosen to retire from college coaching after the season had completed.
  • Sharks end Swim Season on a High
    February 19, 2008
    The Simmons College swimming and diving team closed out a terrific season this weekend with a 10th place finish at the New England Championships, held at UMass-Dartmouth.
  • Simmons Arsenault Earns Swimmer of the Week Honors
    February 12, 2008
    Simmons College junior Swimmer Keri-Ann Aresenault earned Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the week honors for her efforts in the Sharks dual meet finale against Plymouth State.
  • Swim Team Closes Out Dual Meet Season on a High
    February 08, 2008
    The Simmons College swimming and diving team wrapped up its dual meet season on Saturday in style by overcoming an early deficit to clinch a 154-138 win over Plymouth St. The Sharks trailed 72-56 after the first seven events and things were not looking good, but the team pulled it all together over the final nine events, to make a resounding comeback.
  • Sharks Triumph in Home Finale
    January 19, 2008
    The Simmons College swimming and diving team got back into action on Saturday and closed out the home portion of their schedule in style with a 154-125 win over Mt. Holyoke. The Sharks were coming off a week of training in Florida and it looked as though it had done some good after the long holiday layover.