2014-15 Washington and Lee Men's Swimming News Releases

March 21, 2015
W&L's Thetford Sets New School Record at NCAA Championships
Washington and Lee first-year men’s swimmer Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) set a new school record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 44.44 at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Saturday.

March 19, 2015
Thetford Competes in Day Two of NCAA Championships
Washington and Lee first-year men’s swimmer Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) finished 31st in the prelims of the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1:40.29 at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Thursday.

March 18, 2015
Thetford Swims in Day One of the NCAA Championships
First-year men’s swimmer Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) touched the wall in 20.17 for fourth place in the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Wednesday.

March 10, 2015
W&L Announces 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Washington and Lee University has announced the 28th class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony the weekend of September 11-12, 2015.

March 3, 2015
18 Generals Earn All-Conference Laurels
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference swimming teams on Tuesday and Washington and Lee had 18 men’s swimmers recognized after claiming its first league title.

February 26, 2015
Rollo and Thetford Earn NCAA Championship Bids in Swimming
Two members of the Washington and Lee swimming team have been selected to compete at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships to be held on March 18-21 in Shenandoah, Texas.

February 24, 2015
W&L Men's and Women's Swimming Honored by CSCAA
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its All-Academic Team Awards for the 2014-15 school year and both Washington and Lee swimming squads were recognized.

February 21, 2015
W&L Men's Swimming Completes Competition at Royals Invitational
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team sent a select group of swimmers to the Royals Invitational at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday.

February 20, 2015
W&L Men's Swimming Competes at Royals Invitational
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team’s 200-yard freestyle relay squad posted a NCAA ‘B’ cut time at the Royals Invitational at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday.

February 15, 2015
W&L Men's Swimming Claims ODAC Championship
Washington and Lee claimed the first ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men’s Swimming Championship on Sunday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

February 14, 2015
W&L Men's Swimming Continues Setting Records at ODACs
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team sits in first place with 700 points after day two of competition at the ODAC Championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

February 13, 2015
W&L's Men's Swimming Sets Records at ODAC Championship
First-year Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) set a new ODAC and conference championship meet record, while posting a NCAA B Cut time in winning the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.47 on day one of competition at the ODAC Men’s Swimming Championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Friday.

February 11, 2015
2015 ODAC Swimming Championship Preview
The Washington and Lee sports information office recently sat down with Head Coach Kami Gardner and members of the men’s and women’s teams to get their take on this weekend’s ODAC Swimming Championships.

February 5, 2015
Tapering and Preparing for ODAC's
In the final days of a long season, every practice carries with it a new sense of urgency. Goals stated as long ago as last February are finally taking shape. The feeling around the pool is restless, but ready. Every element of swimming becomes a measure of time during these closing weeks – one lap, one start, one stroke closer to the ultimate goal.

January 28, 2015
A Day in the Life of Noah Schammel
The Washington and Lee sports information department followed first-year swimmer Noah Schammel on January 27 to show what a day in the life of a student-athlete is like. Enjoy!

January 24, 2015
W&L Men's Swimming Takes Down VMI and Ferrum
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team defeated VMI and Ferrum at a tri-meet held at the Clark King Pool on Saturday afternoon. The Generals topped the Keydets, 170-51, and downed the Panthers, 185-27.

January 22, 2015
Celebrating the Seniors with Smiles
It’s cliché to say that our Senior Meet was bittersweet, but I am here to tell you that bittersweet is exactly what it was – bitter to think that my time as a collegiate athlete is coming to a close, but sweet to be able to share those four years with an incredible team.

January 19, 2015
Two W&L Swimmers Earn ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 18 and Washington and Lee had two swimmers honored.

January 17, 2015
W&L Men's Swimming Defeats Catholic, 158-95
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team took down Catholic, 158-95, on Saturday afternoon at the Cy Twombly pool.

January 14, 2015
Scenes from the Florida Training Trip
The Washington and Lee swimming team traveled to Miami over the break to train and prepare for its stretch run to the conference championships. The team made a video about their trip. We hope that you enjoy this look behind the scenes!

January 13, 2015
Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Scholar-Athlete Awards
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that a record 224 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50. The total contains 34 more athletes than any previous fall term and is 14 more than in any previous winter term.

January 12, 2015
Two W&L Swimmers Garner ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 11 and Washington and Lee had two swimmers honored.

January 10, 2015
W&L Men's Swimming Defeats Hampden-Sydney, 107-28
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team won 10 events in its 107-28 victory over Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon at the Cy Twombly Pool.

December 10, 2014
Finals Are Upon Us
Here we are, less than a week from the start of exams. I have no idea where this semester went. I would like it back, please.

December 6, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Finishes First at R-MC Invitational
The Washington and Lee men’s swim team wrapped up competition at the Randolph-Macon Invitational on Saturday evening with 767.5 points to finish first out of nine teams.

December 5, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Sits in Second at R-MC Invitational
The Washington and Lee men’s swim team earned 210.5 points on day one of the Randolph-Macon Invitational on Friday and are currently second behind R-MC (217) at the two-day meet.

December 3, 2014
The F&M Invitational
W&L swimming competed in the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Nov. 21-23 in Lancaster, Pa. The Generals completed a tremendous weekend as both the men and women finished in second place at the three-day event. Here are some highlights courtesy of the team.

November 24, 2014
Two W&L Athletes Earn ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending November 23 and Washington and Lee had two athletes honored.

November 23, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Finishes Second at F&M Invitational
The Washington and Lee men’s swim team wrapped up competition at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Sunday evening. The Generals finished second with 609.5 points behind Stevens Institute of Technology (1005.5).

November 22, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Completes Day Two of F&M Invitational
The Washington and Lee men’s swim team picked up 389.5 points on day two of the Franklin & Marshall Invitational to stay in second place behind Stevens Institute of Technology (618.5).

November 21, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Competes at F&M Invitational
The Washington and Lee men’s swim team earned 118 points on day one of the Franklin & Marshall Invitational and are currently second behind Stevens Institute of Technology (164) at the three-day meet.

November 19, 2014
Thanksgiving Break is Fast Approaching
Hi Everyone! The end of the semester is rapidly approaching and our team has been putting in great work in practice and it has definitely shown up in our meets. The team is on their way to the Franklin & Marshall Invite this weekend where we are expecting even more great swims.

November 17, 2014
Three W&L Athletes Garner ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending November 16 and Washington and Lee had three athletes honored.

November 15, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Goes 1-1 Overall at the CMU Tri
First-year Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) won two individual events to lead the Washington and Lee men’s swimming team to a 1-1 record in a tri-meet at Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon.

November 12, 2014
The W&L Swimming Family
This weekend our men’s team competed against Hampden-Sydney and our women’s team against Sweet Briar. While both teams won their meets, for me this weekend was less about our swimming and more about our team.

November 7, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Downs Hampden-Sydney, 139-51
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team claimed nine events in a 139-51 triumph over Hampden-Sydney on Friday evening at Prothro Natatorium.

November 5, 2014
W&L's Off Weekend
As the two social chairs of the Washington and Lee Swim Team, we were excited when were asked to write this blog. In the heart of the season it was a luxury to have a full weekend off to socialize, catch up on work, support fellow generals, and clear our heads before big upcoming meets.

October 31, 2014
W&L Swimming's Halloween Practice
Each year, the W&L swimming team holds a fun Halloween practice. We hope that you enjoy this video produced by the team about this year’s Halloween practice!

October 25, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Takes Down Randolph-Macon, 149-110
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team won eight events in its 149-110 victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Cy Twombly Pool.

October 23, 2014
Team Recruiting Visits
By definition, to “recruit” someone is to attempt to garner that person’s specific abilities or skills.

October 20, 2014
Holmes and Womack Garner ODAC Honors
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 19 and Washington and Lee had two swimmers honored.

October 17, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Defeats Mary Washington, 142-120
The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team claimed six event wins on its way to defeating Mary Washington, 142-120, on Friday at Cy Twombly Pool.

October 15, 2014
Road Trippin' to Louisville
“What do you mean there are no power outlets!” was the cry I heard in the girls locker room after I dropped my backpack off on the bus.

October 11, 2014
W&L Men's Swimming Opens 2014-15 Season
The Washington and Lee men’s swim team opened its 2014-15 campaign at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday afternoon competing against Centre, Sewanee and Birmingham Southern. The Generals finished first out of the four teams.

October 8, 2014
2014-15 Washington and Lee Swimming Preview
Washington and Lee Head Swimming Coach Kami Gardner and Captains Caroline Hamp, Mary Gabe, Hannah Melkun, Alex Cram and Harris Prichard talk about the upcoming season in this season preview video.

September 29, 2014
W&L Introduces 2014-15 Swimming "The Season"
The Washington and Lee athletics department has announced that it will profile the 2014-15 swimming season through a blog entitled "The Season" much like it produced for volleyball, men's basketball and men's lacrosse last year.

August 11, 2014
W&L Announces Additional Assistant Coaching Hires
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Logan LaBerge and Reba Miller as staff members within the athletic department.

July 14, 2014
W&L Men's and Women's Swimming Honored by CSCAA
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its 2014 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams for the 2013-14 school year and both Washington and Lee swimming squads were recognized.