2016-17 Coast Guard Women's Swimming and Diving Preview

The Bears enjoyed a very successful year last season as they placed fourth at the NEWMAC Championships after placing sixth in 2015 and set four school records, three of them in relays. Coast Guard won three of its final four dual meets to finish 4-5 on the season.

Coast Guard must replace some key contributor, but the arrival of the freshmen class will help to alleviate those losses.

The sophomore class is full of quality returners. Key freestyle assets sophomores Kristen Young and Christine McCulla (both of whom are the fastest freshmen in CGA history in the 200 and 500 free events)
along with classmate Samantha Kenis, who was the sole individual school record breaker last season, in the 200 backstroke.
Celia Marzinsky and Addy Rutkoske round out a strong sophomore class that is well represented on the CGA record board.
The Bears are led by senior co-captains Katie Neubig and Rachel Seaman. Neubig is a breaststroker and has shown marked improvement in those events since transitioning from being a distance freestyler. Seaman is a sprinter who had a very good 2016 campaign. She scored in the 50 freestyle and was key on the sprint relays.
Coast Guard will focus on key dual meet match ups against Wheaton College, WPI and the Merchant Marine Academy as precursors for the NEWMAC championship meet in February. Helping the returning athletes in this effort are some key additions in the freshman class of 2020, who will shore up a strong core of the roster.

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