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  • Swimming and Diving - Girls Varsity

    2017 - 2018
    Head Coach: Andy Lowe

    2016-2017 Record: 7-2 (New England Division I 3rd place)
    2015-2016 Record: 5-4 (New England Division I 3rd place)
    2014-2015 Record: 10-1 (New England Division I Champion)

    2013-14 Record: 7-1 (New England Division I Champion)
    2012-13 Record: 11-1 (New England Division I Champion)
    2011-12 Record: 9-2 (3rd in New Englands)
    2010-11 Record: 8-2 (4th in New Englands)
    2009-10 Record: 7-3 (9th in New Englands)
    2008-09 Record: 8-2 (6th in New Englands)
    2007-08 Record: 7-7 (8th in New Englands)

    History:

    Tiger Swimming and Diving enjoys a storied past, claiming broad participation and support at Suffield, an impressive win-loss record, and many All American performances over a more than thirty year history. Suffield’s return to coeducation in 1974 led to the introduction of girls’ swimming at Suffield that year. Suffield’s first female natators soon led Suffield to the top ranks of New England prep swimming, with many Orangewomen garnering relay and individual titles in swimming and diving at end of season championship meets.

    By the early 1980s, Suffield’s female swimmers were compiling impressive dual meet records, achieving All American times, and regularly competing for top honors in championship competition. Friendly rivalries were developed with perennial powers Loomis Chaffee, Andover, Exeter, Choate, and Hebron Academy. Occasional night meets and tri- and college event formats for some of the meets filled the season with memorable events.

    In recent years, new events have been inaugurated, such as Parents Appreciation Day, Senior Day, Recruits Day, and our Spirit Meet. These events have helped the girls’ and boys’ teams to bond, included parents more directly in the program, and expanded spectator interest in the home meet schedule. The 2010 Tigerwomen are poised to challenge for top honors in dual and championship meet competition. In 2012, he girls team was ranked sixth nationally among independent schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students, as tabulated by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, representing the team's highest ever national ranking.

    Team Philosophy:
    At Suffield all students who want to compete in swimming and diving are able to do so. Our goal is to help each athlete maximize his potential and build a sense of loyalty to Tiger aquatics and Suffield Academy. It is also a program that builds a sense of family and community.

    Workouts are tailored to the experience level of each athlete, and range from 60 minutes to two plus hours in length. Optional morning workouts and a December training trip offer additional training opportunities. Stroke technique work, including filming, and dryland training supplements the workout regimen. Boys and girls train together.

    The Diving team has risen to the top rung of the league, sporting deep and talented squads under Head Diving Coach Erika Picciotto. With two new boards, dryland training, and ample practice time, the divers have the opportunity to take their diving to the highest level.

    Competition:
    Dual meets begin in early December and continue through mid-February. End of season meets typically include a trip to the prestigious prep Easterns in Philadelphia for qualified individuals, and State and New England championship meets to close out the season in early March.

    Facilities:
    A million dollar plus makeover in 2010 brought the pool, spectator area, and adjoining locker rooms to a high standard for training and competition. Included in the makeover was a northern wall of windows, state of the art starting blocks and diving boards, a six-lane timing system matrix display, and high quality sound system.

     
    Statistics:
    Please select the appropriate link to learn more about the team’s performance in the current and previous seasons.

    2017 Girls Top-25 Relays
    2017 Girls Top Times
    2017 Girls Top 25 Times

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Scrimmage

JV ONLY

VS
Eaglebrook School
Loss 55-70
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Away
VS
Phillips Exeter Academy
Loss 90-96
Phillips Exeter Academy
Home
VS
Choate Rosemary Hall
Loss 88-97
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Home

JV ONLY

VS
Deerfield Academy
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Home
VS
Deerfield Academy
Loss 75-110
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Home
VS
Peddie School
Loss 82-101
Phillips Academy
Loss 80-106
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Home
Cancelled
VS
Kingswood-Oxford School
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Home
VS
Hopkins School
Win 57-45
Westover School
Win 63-38
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Home
VS
Suffield Academy Invitational Diving Meet
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Away
VS
Greenwich Academy
Loss 67-97
Brunswick School
Away

JV ONLY - TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A 4:00 START

VS
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy
Home
Cancelled
VS
Loomis Chaffee
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Home
VS
Williston Northampton School
Loss 89-97
Playing Fields - Suffield Academy Pool - 11
Away
VS
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Loss 81-85
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Away

DIVING ONLY

VS
Bud Erich Invitational
Away
VS
Bud Erich Invitational
TBD
VS
New England Div. "1" Diving Championship
Home
VS
New England Div. "1" Swimming Championship

TEAM COACHES

  • Head Coach:  Andy Lowe
    860-386-4487
    Bio
  • Coach Evan Ciecimirski ’10
    Bio
  • Coach Allison Henle
    Bio
  • Coach Greg Lynch
    860-386-4499
    Bio
  • Coach Erika Picciotto-Zanussi
    Bio
Overall Statistics
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