Archive for the 'Men’s Swimming' Category

Travis Pollen Featured on Comcast SportsNet

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

PHILADELPHIA – Swarthmore College men’s swimmer Travis Pollen ’12, an above-knee amputee who earlier this year became an American record holder and national champion, will be featured in latest episode of Comcast SportsNet’s ‘Net Impact Philly, which will begin airing this Friday and continue throughout the month.

Vote for the Best Swarthmore Athletics Moment of 2009-10 (Final Poll)

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

After nearly to 1,000 votes, it’s down to the final five for the best Swarthmore Athletics moment of 2009-10: Travis Pollen’s national championship, the men’s soccer team’s thrilling NCAA win, the women’s soccer team’s third-consecutive ECAC Championship, baseball’s late-inning win over F&M and men’s basketball’s upset win over Ursinus. Voting will end on June 30, with the winner announced on July 1. Just one vote per moment in this final poll.

Make Your Voice Heard: Vote For The Top Swarthmore Athletics Moment of 2009-10

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – It certainly was a year to remember for Swarthmore Athletics: seven playoff teams, three All-Americans, 11 first-team Centennial Conference members, six Centennial gold medalists and one national champion and American record holder. With the 2009-10 season officially in the rear view, the Swarthmore College Department of Athletics has decided to let the fans vote on the top Swarthmore Athletics moment of the past year.

Throughout the month of June, fans will be able to vote for their favorite Swarthmore moments via the poll at the bottom of the page. Lasting from June 2 to June 15, the current poll features 12 of top moments from the 2009-10 season selected by the Swarthmore Department of Athletics. On June 16, the list of 12 will be narrowed down to five, with the five events receiving the most votes moving to a final poll, which will last from June 16 to June 30. On July 1, the top Swarthmore Athletics event of the 2009-10 season will be announced.

Wallwork, Miller and Pollen Named ESPN the Magazine/Cosida Academic All-District

Friday, May 21st, 2010

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Senior Rachel Wallwork (women’s tennis), senior Anne Miller (women’s swimming) and sophomore Travis Pollen (men’s swimming) were recently named to the ESPN the Magazine/Cosida Academic All-District II Team, as voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Wallwork is a first-team selection in the Women’s At-Large College Division for the second consecutive year, Pollen was named to the Men’s At-Large Second Team, while Miller makes the Women’s At-Large Third Team.

Three Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Winter Academic All-Area Teams

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

PHILADELPHIA — Swarthmore College student-athletes Kathryn Stockbower ’11 (women’s basketball), Maithili Parikh ’10 (badminton) and Sterling Satterfield ’10 (men’s swimming) have all been selected as Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Stars for their respective winter sports, the paper announced on Wednesday.

Swimmer Travis Pollen Featured on Philadelphia NBC 10

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

PHILADELPHIA – NBC 10′s John Clark sat down to with Swarthmore College swimmer Travis Pollen ’12 to discuss and highlight his recent record-breaking accomplishments in the pool.

Pollen Captures National Championship at 2010 U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

SAN ANTONIO – Sophomore Travis Pollen captured a national championship in the S9 classification 50 meter freestyle while taking second place in the 100 meter freestyle to highlight his outstanding performance at the 2010 U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals, held at the Palo Alto College Natatorium over the weekend.

Swimmer Travis Pollen Off to Great Start at Para Nationals

Friday, March 26th, 2010

SAN ANTONIO-Swarthmore swimmer Travis Pollen ’12 opened up the US Paralympic Nationals in San Antonio by qualifying for finals in three events, all with personal best times. Pollen, who is an above-knee amputee, is competing in the S9 class in the meet. In preliminaries this morning he placed 5th in the 100 meter backstroke (1:15.12), 3rd in the 200 IM (2:44.6), and is the top overall seed in his class in the 50 freestyle (28.47). He will swim in finals later today.

Swarthmore Student-Athletes Named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

LANCASTER, Pa. – Six Swarthmore student-athletes were named to the fall All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team today. The Centennial’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created the team to emphasize sportsmanship within the Conference. All institutions elected one member from their team who displays good sportsmanship throughout the season to be a member of the All-Centennial team.

Garnet Men Take Second at Centennial Championships; Miller Strikes Gold With NCAA Time

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

LANCASTER, Pa. – On the final day of the Centennial Conference Championships, the Swarthmore College men’s swim team held on for a decisive second-place team finish with 732 points, 113 points behind host and champion Franklin & Marshall on Sunday evening from Lancaster.

On the women’s side, it was senior Anne Miller who stole the show once again for the Garnet, taking home a gold medal by clocking in with an NCAA A-cut time in the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.14). As a team, the Garnet women finished in fifth place with 407 points.