UMBC swimming and diving senior Alexander Gliese (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) broke the Danish national record in the 200 back this weekend at the Swim England Summer National Meet in Sheffield, England.
Five members of the UMBC swimming and diving programs have been selected to the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams, the association announced Wednesday.
The UMBC swimming and diving teams will continue the championship season as they return to the pool this week as they head to ECAC Championships this week at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the campus of Rutgers University.
For the first time since 2012-13, the UMBC men’s swimming and diving team was crowned the America East champions after the four-day competition, earning the top spot with 1,113 points. The women narrowly took second place with 789.5 points, just 4.5 points behind champions New Hampshire.
On day two of the America East Championships, sophomore Ilia Rattsev set a new school record as the UMBC swimming and diving teams picked up 10 individual medals and placed in both relay races. The men strengthened their lead in first place with 362 points, while the women moved into second place 269, behind New Hampshire.
For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the UMBC swimming and diving teams will compete at the America East Championships together. The women look to defend their crown for the fourth straight season, while the men are looking for their first title since leaving the CCSA, where they won three years in a row.
Both UMBC men's and women's swimming and diving teams were named to the CSCAA (College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-America Team, the association announced on Monday.
Two weeks after breaking the 200 medley relay pool record, the team of Alexander Gliese, Luis Galvan, Philip Adejumo, and Ilia Rattsev reset the record as the men swept VMI and East Carolina on Saturday afternoon. The women’s team split the tri-meet, defeating the Keydets and dropping the meet to the Pirates.
UMBC swimming and diving will host its final home meet of the season on January 20, welcoming VMI and East Carolina to the UMBC Aquatic Complex. The last time UMBC competed, the men picked up a win against Howard, while the ladies defeated the Bison and America East foe Vermont.
The UMBC swimming and diving team has swept the America East Performer of the Week awards for the week ending January 8, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon. The awards come after UMBC defeated Howard and America East opponent Vermont on Saturday.
The UMBC men’s 200 medley relay team of Alexander Gliese, Luis Galvan, Philip Adejumo, and Ilia Rattsev set a new pool record with a time of 1:32.32, as the UMBC swimming and diving teams defeated both Howard and Vermont on Saturday afternoon.
The UMBC swimming and diving teams will cap off the first week of 2018 as they return to the pool to host a Howard and Vermont on Saturday, January 6. The Retrievers last competed at the Patriot Invitational in November.
Sophomore Ilia Rattsev (Moscow, Russia) set a Patriot Invitational record as the UMBC swimming and diving teams wrapped up another strong day of the competition on the final day of the Invite. The men finished in fifth place with 501 points, while the women finished in seventh with 261 points.
The UMBC swimming and diving teams completed day two of the Patriot Invitational with a solid day of competition, including numerous individual wins. The men sit in fifth place with 360 points and the women are seventh with 217 points heading into the final day.
The UMBC swimming and diving teams completed day one of the Patriot Invitational on Thursday, November 16. The men currently sit in fifth place with 127 points, while the women are in seventh place with 90 points.
After a week off from the pool, the UMBC swimming and diving teams will head to Fairfax, Va. to compete in the annual Patriot Invitational from November 16 to November 18, hosted by George Mason University.