Swimming and diving teams raise money for Diversity in Aquatics

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Photo courtesy of www.mckeephotoarts.com

The Hamilton College swimming and diving teams held a fundraising event for Diversity in Aquatics as the Continentals competed in a virtual meet with NESCAC rivals Colby College and Middlebury College on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Virtual Meet Results

Hamilton's program, which is led by Head Coach John Geissinger, had already raised nearly $2,300 as of Saturday. Diversity in Aquatics aims to increase awareness of water safety and drowning prevention and implements swim lessons in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations.

For more information about the organization or how to help the Continentals raise more money than Colby and Middlebury, please click on one of the links below.

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Sam Karlson '23 led the Hamilton women with a pair of runner-up finishes. Karlson was second out of 33 swimmers in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.79 seconds and took second place out of 28 finishers in the 100 free in 55.74 seconds.

Nick Wilkins '22 captured the top spot in the men's 100 individual medley by more than a second with a time of 55.66 seconds and was runner-up out of 24 finishers in the 50 breaststroke in 27.63 seconds.

Hamilton's 2020-21 swimming and diving season was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.