April 18, 2014
Heymann Named Swim and Dive Captain for 2014-2015
NEW HAVEN, Conn.- At the team's year-end banquet on April 16, junior Andrew Heymann was announced as the captain of Yale men's swimming and diving for the 2014-2015 season. Heymann will be the 117th captain since the team's founding.
Tim Wise, the Robert J. H. Kiphuth Director of Men's Swimming and Diving, said that Heymann is the perfect choice to captain the team.
"Andrew has been has been a team leader from his very first moments on campus," Wise said.
"He embraces the year round approach to training by competing during the summer months. He holds multiple school records. He is the perfect selection to take our program to a higher level."
At the 2014 Ivy League Championships, Heymann broke his own Yale records in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. He has won Yale's M. Davies Award for outstanding performance in breaststroke swimming for three consecutive years.
As captain, Heymann will coordinate practices in the fall, manage team logistics throughout the year, and serve as the point of contact between the team and the administration. As the leader of the team, he will work to maintain a supportive, but competitive environment at practices and meets and outside of the pool.
"Being captain is an opportunity to help shape the culture of the team, a culture that will set the team up for immediate and long lasting success," Heymann said.
Senior Ed Becker, team captain for the 2013-2014 season, said that Heymann has won the respect of the teammates through his hard work at practice.
"Heymann has what it takes to lead this team to the next level," Becker said.
"He's always had a quiet intensity, and he sets the bar so high with how he attacks workouts. It's a constant drive not to be outworked that's really set him apart and it shows when he races."
Heymann is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major in Saybrook College, one of Yale's twelve residential colleges. A native of Lake Oswego, Ore., he graduated from Lakeridge High School and was the captain of its swimming team.
Yale finished with a record of 8-3 this year and won the Bucknell Invitational. The team finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships.
-Report by Josh Mandell '16