2012-13 Yale Women's Swimming and Diving News

June 13, 2013
Fabian To Swim 25k for U.S. at 2013 FINA World Championships
This summer Eva Fabian, a rising sophomore on the Yale women's swimming and diving team, will represent the United States at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. This will be the third time Fabian has competed for the U.S. at an international championship this year, the first two being at FINA 10k Marathon World Cup races in Brazil and Mexico. Fabian will be competing in the 25k open water race, and was named to the team after finishing third at the 2013 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in May. The open water events at the 2013 FINA World Championships will take place July 20-27 at Barcelona's Moll de la Fusta.

May 17, 2013
Fabian Takes Third at Open Water Nationals
Eva Fabian, now a rising sophomore on the Yale women's swimming and diving team, finished in third place in Friday's USA Swimming 10k Open Water National Championships. In a photo finish Clearwater Aquatic Club's Becca Mann just pushed Fabian out of one of the top two spots that would have earned her a spot on the U.S. team for the World Championships this summer in Barcelona.

May 14, 2013
Fabian to Compete at Open Water National Championships
Having just finished her freshman year with two Ivy League titles under her belt, Eva Fabian now has her sights set on an Open Water national title. At the end of this week she will compete at the 2013 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships. Fabian will compete in the 10k event this Friday, May 17, at California’s Lake Castaic, just north of Los Angeles.

May 8, 2013
Forrester Earns All-American Honors
On Tuesday the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its list of Division I All-Americans and Honorable-Mention All-Americans. Senior Alexandra Forrester was among those who made the list, earning honorable mentions for her performances at the 2013 Division I NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

April 14, 2013
Fabian Takes Second at FINA World Cup
In an exciting weekend for Yale athletics, freshman swimmer Eva Fabian was the top American finisher at the FINA World Cup race in Cozumel, Mexico, on Saturday. This race is the fourth stop on the eight-leg circuit of the 2013 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup. Fabian’s finish in Cozumel is her second podium finish on the circuit, the first being another second-place finish in Brazil back in January.

April 14, 2013
Dunlap Elected Captain for 2013-14 Season
At the annual team banquet last week it was announced that junior Chelsea Dunlap will serve as captain of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team next year. Dunlap, who hails from Southlake, Texas, is a history major in Branford College. She will take over leadership duties from outgoing captain Joan Weaver.

April 10, 2013
Eight Bulldogs Earn Annual Team Awards
The Yale women's swimming and diving team held its annual end of season banquet Tuesday night. The traditional senior speeches were delivered followed by the presentation of the team's annual awards. The evening ended with the announcement that junior swimmer Chelsea Dunlap will serve as team captain for the 2013-14 season.

April 10, 2013
Fabian to Compete at FINA World Cup in Cozumel
Freshman Eva Fabian finished her first year on the Yale women's swimming and diving team as an Ivy League Champion in two distance events. Now with six months until collegiate racing resumes she will compete in distance events outside of the pool. This weekend Fabian will shift her focus to open water swimming, as she did briefly this past January, by racing at the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Cozumel, Mexico.

March 23, 2013
Forrester Breaks Own Ivy Record on Day Three at NCAA Championships
Yale’s two swimmers at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships finished out the season strong on Saturday. Freshman Eva Fabian posted a competitive time in the 1,650-yard freestyle, but the highlight of the day was senior Alexandra Forrester lowering her own Ivy League record in the 200-yard butterfly.

March 22, 2013
Forrester Narrowly Misses Second Swim on Day Two at NCAA Championships
On the second day of racing at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships senior Alexandra Forrester just missed making it out of the heats in the 100-yard butterfly.

March 21, 2013
Yale Starts Strong on Day One at NCAA Championships
Freshman Eva Fabian and senior Alexandra Forrester performed well on the first day of competition at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Both swimmers competed in freestyle events, Fabian in the 500 free and Forrester in the 50 free. Forrester advanced to the evening’s B final, finishing 15th overall.

March 19, 2013
Two Bulldogs Ready for NCAA National Championships
This weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will have two swimmers competing at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Freshman Eva Fabian and senior Alexandra Forrester have qualified for what will be Fabian’s first NCAA’s and Forrester’s third. The meet will take place on Mar. 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Indiana University Natatorium.

March 10, 2013
Bulldogs Earns CSCAA Scholastic All-America Team Honors
As the season comes to a close the accolades continue to roll in for the Yale women’s swimming and diving team. The Bulldogs had seven of their own earn All-Ivy honors for their performances at the Ivy League Championships, but they are also excelling away from the pool. The Yale women posted one of the highest grade-point averages in the country for the fall semester of 2012 according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team rankings. The Bulldogs finished the fall semester with a 3.44 grade-point average, which puts them at 25th in the nation.

March 8, 2013
Fabian and Forrester Qualify for NCAA Championships
On Wednesday of this week the official list of entries for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships was announced, and two Bulldogs find themselves in the ranks. Freshman Eva Fabian and Senior Alexandra Forrester have qualified in two and three events, respectively. The meet will take place on Mar. 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.

March 5, 2013
Seven Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
After a hard-fought weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team had seven of its athletes earn All-Ivy honors for their outstanding performances at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. Overall the team finished four with a total of 1049 points, in the process setting 13 Yale records as well as Ivy League records. While six of the seven honorees were swimmers it was senior diver Paige Meneses who earned special recognition by being named Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver.

March 2, 2013
Yale Finishes Fourth at Ivy League Championships
After 21 events and three days of competition the Yale women’s swimming and diving team finished in fourth place at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. The Bulldogs racked up a total of 1049 points; the meet was won by Princeton with 1474.5 points, followed by Harvard (1374) and Columbia (1132). On day three Yale brought home Ivy League records in the 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard freestyle relay, and senior Paige Meneses was named the Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver.

March 1, 2013
Forrester Breaks Ivy Record in 100 Fly on Day Two at Ivy League Championships
Five more school records fell on the second day of racing at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday. The day was highlighted by senior Alexandra Forrester, who broke her own Ivy League record in the 100-yard butterfly with one of the fastest times in the nation to guarantee a spot at the NCAA Championships in three weeks. Forrester’s time was one of five performances on Friday that set school records, the others being in the 400-yard IM, 1000-yard freestyle, 200-yard free and the 200-yard medley relay. After fourteen events the Bulldogs are in fourth place with 694 points. Princeton leads with 953.5 points, followed by Harvard (920) and Columbia (796).

February 28, 2013
Five Yale Records Fall on Day One of Ivy League Championships
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team got off to a great start on Thursday at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. On a very exciting day of racing the Bulldogs broke five school records, culminating in an incredibly exciting 400-yard medley relay. After the first day of competition the Bulldogs are sitting in third place with 324 points.

February 27, 2013
Bulldogs Return to Princeton for the Ivy League Championships
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team will head to Princeton this weekend for the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. The Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season with a win at home against Brown two weeks ago. Yale will now return to Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool where the annual HYP tri-meet took place four weeks ago, in hopes of closing the gap on the Crimson and the Tigers. The goal for the Bulldogs this weekend will be to improve on the team’s finish at Ivy’s last year while individually going after either A- or B-cuts (view qualification standards here) to be eligible to compete at the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships held on Mar. 21–23 in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 11, 2013
Seniors Lead Team to Win Against Brown
After being delayed two days because of the winter storm the Yale women’s swimming and diving team finally squared off against Brown on Monday night, and the Bulldogs made it worth the wait. Yale defeated Brown 173-127 and set a pool record in the process. The meet was celebrated as senior night, as divers Megan Harada and Paige Meneses, along with swimmers Molly Albrecht, Alexandra Forrester, Victoria Lawrence, Cynthia Tsay and captain Joan Weaver had their last meet at home in Kiphuth Pool. When all was said and done Yale won 12 out of 16 events, eight of which were individual wins by the members of the class of 2013. Over the weekend Princeton lost to Columbia so the Bulldogs finish tied for second in the conference heading into the Ivy League Championships.

February 8, 2013
Bulldogs Host Bears on Senior Day
The seniors on the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will have their last meet at home this weekend when the Bulldogs take on the Brown Bears. The Bulldogs had their first dual meet losses last weekend but have one more opportunity on Sunday to pick up a win before Ivy’s, just as divers Megan Harada and Paige Meneses, along with swimmers Molly Albrecht, Alexandra Forrester, Victoria Lawrence, Cynthia Tsay and captain Joan Weaver will have their last chance to compete in Kiphuth Pool.

February 2, 2013
Meneses Wins Again as Yale Drops Meet Against Harvard, Princeton
The Bulldogs put up a good fight against the reigning Ivy League Champions, but ultimately the Yale women’s swimming and diving team came up short against Harvard and Princeton on Saturday. The final score was Harvard 209, Yale 89, while the the margin was closer against the Tigers with Princeton 197, Yale 103. These scores are a marked improvement over last year where the Bulldogs only put up 65 points against the Crimson and 69 points against the Tigers. Saturday was highlighted by a win from senior Alexandra Forrester in the 100-yard butterfly and a win from senior Paige Meneses in the one-meter diving event.

February 1, 2013
Bulldogs Trailing After Day One at HYP
The Bulldogs have their work cut out for them on Saturday as the Yale women’s swimming and diving team trails Harvard and Princeton after the first day of competition at this weekend’s HYP tri-meet. After eight swimming events and one diving event Harvard leads Yale 115-35. The margin is smaller against the Tigers, as Princeton leads Yale 97-53. Yale’s best finish of the night came from one of the team’s divers, senior Paige Meneses, who won the three-meter event with a season-best score. The one-meter event and the remaining swimming events will come on Saturday when the meet resumes at noon.

January 31, 2013
Battle of the Unbeatens at HYP
This weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will place its undefeated Ivy League record on the line at the annual tri-meet against Harvard and Princeton. The Bulldogs are 4-0 in dual meets this season with wins again Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn, but the Crimson and the Tigers are unbeaten in the conference as well. As Yale’s last away meet before Ivy’s, which will also be hosted by Princeton, this meet will be a good benchmark for Yale’s swimmers and divers to look back to in four weeks when all eight teams convene in Princeton for the Ivy League Championships.

January 27, 2013
Fabian Takes Second at FINA World Cup in Brazil
Freshman Eva Fabian finished in second place at the FINA 10k Marathon Swimming World Cup on Sunday. Fabian took a short break from training with the Yale women’s swimming and diving team this past week to travel to Santos, Brazil, for the first race of the eight-leg circuit of Open Water World Cup events. As the first major open water swimming event of this year the race featured several big names, including London 2012 gold medalist Eva Risztov of Hungary and bronze medalist Martina Grimaldi of Italy. It was another American, Emily Brunneman, who won the race and Rachele Brum from Italy took third.

January 24, 2013
Fabian Heads to Brazil for FINA World Cup
Eva Fabian is having an excellent first season at Yale. As part of a strong contingent of freshmen on the women’s swimming and diving team, she has already broken the 19-year-old Yale record in the 1650-yard freestyle, as well as the 10-yard-old school record in the 1000-yard freestyle. She has been an integral part of the team which sports a 4-0 dual meet record against four Ivy League opponents so far and a first-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational last November. But come Sunday Fabian will take a break from representing her university and instead represent her country. This weekend Fabian will compete as an American entry in the first race on the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup Circuit in Santos, Brazil.

January 12, 2013
Bulldogs Win Two in Philly
Teamwork delivered the Bulldogs to two wins today as the Yale women’s swimming and diving team was victorious against Dartmouth and Penn. Three 1-2-3 finishes in individual events carried the Bulldogs to victory, including in the 500-yard freestyle where Yale had three swimmers come in under five minutes. Yale was able to seal the deal before the final two events, and with a margin of victory of 171-128 against Dartmouth and 176-121 against Penn the Bulldogs now have a record of 4-0.

January 10, 2013
Big Green and Quakers are Next Test for Bulldogs
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team will hit the road for the second time in one week as it travels to Philadelphia to race against Dartmouth and Penn. Coming off a win against Cornell earlier this week the Bulldogs have a 2-0 record in dual meets thus far, and after Saturday they will have seen four of the seven teams they will see at the Ivy League Championships at the end of February.

January 7, 2013
Yale Defeats Cornell for First Win of 2013
The week of winter training in Florida paid off on Monday as the Yale women’s swimming and diving team won a dual meet against Cornell. Yale only gave up two swimming events and one diving event to capture the meet before the final relay. The Bulldogs set three pool records at Cornell’s Teagle Hall Pool, and freshman Eva Fabian stood out with wins in three individual events and owning two of the new pool records. The final score of the meet was Yale 168, Cornell 127.

January 4, 2013
Bulldogs Begin New Year at Cornell
This Monday the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will kick off competition in 2013 with a dual meet again Cornell. The Bulldogs spent the past week at a training camp in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and having returned to the Northeast will face off against the Big Red as they get closer to the Ivy League Championships at the end of February.

December 2, 2012
Three Yale Records Fall on Day Three at Brown Invite
After the third and final day of competition at the Brown Invitational on Sunday, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team held on to its second-place position. The Bulldogs finished out the weekend with 802 points, in between first-place Princeton (1024) and third-place Brown (618). On Friday Alexandra Forrester broke her own Yale record in the 50-yard freestyle, and on Sunday she did the same for her school record in the 100-yard freestyle. While Forrester excelled in the sprint freestyle events this weekend, Eva Fabian did the same in the distance events, winning the 500-yard freestyle and breaking the Yale record in the 1000-yard freestyle on her way to breaking a 19-yard old school record in the 1650-yard freestyle. All told the Bulldogs produced more than 35 personal best times over the course of the weekend.

December 1, 2012
Forrester Stands Out on Day Two at Brown Invite
The Yale women's swimming and diving team continued to impress on the second day of competition at the Brown Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs are putting up some very fast times for this point in the season, with Alexandra Forrester winning the 100-yard butterfly handily and contributing to a Yale win in the 200-yard medley relay. After day two Yale is sitting in a strong second place with 569 points. Princeton continues to lead with 723 points.

November 30, 2012
Yale in Second Place After Day One at Brown Invite
The Yale women's swimming and diving team got off to a strong start at the Brown Invitational on Friday. The Bulldogs took second in both relays and had some great individual performances as well. Freshman Eva Fabian won the 500-yard freestyle, while senior Alexandra Forrester broke her own Yale record in the 50-yard freestyle. After the first day of competition the Bulldogs are sitting in second place with 249 points. Princeton leads with 343 points, and Dartmouth is behind Yale in third with 197 points.

November 29, 2012
Women’s Swimming and Diving Travels to Providence for Brown Invitational
Following on a first-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational two weeks ago, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team is scheduled to compete in another championship meet this weekend. The Bulldogs will be taking part in the Brown Invitational, another championship-style meet with heats in the morning and finals in the evening. The meet comes at a time when Yale’s top swimmers would usually go compete at the AT&T Winter National Championships, and so this weekend is another opportunity for the team to compete as a whole unit before the Ivy League Championships in March.

November 18, 2012
Bulldogs Victorious in Boston
This weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team divided and conquered. While the divers were in Pennsylvania for the Bucknell Invitational, the swimmers finished in first place after three days of competition at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational. The swimmers proved that on their own they could be a tightly knit unit, bringing in some serious points with wins in four out of five relays. Senior Alexandra Forrester won all of her individual events, while freshmen Eva Fabian, Emma Smith and Ali Stephens-Pickeral each won events as well. This finish is a marked improvement over last year’s third-place finish at the Terrier Invite.

November 15, 2012
Bulldogs to Race at Terrier Invitational This Weekend
After a win at home last Friday against Columbia to kick off the 2012-13 season, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will head to Boston this weekend for Boston University’s Terrier Invitational. This championship-style meet, however, will be different from last week’s dual meet program. The Bulldogs will have to swim in heats and finals on each day of competition, but the format will help prepare the squad for the Ivy League Championships in the spring.

November 9, 2012
Yale Starts Season Strong with Win over Columbia
The 2012-13 season is off to a good start for the Yale women’s swimming and diving team, who won against Columbia in dual competition on Friday. With solid swims from upperclassmen and freshmen alike, the Bulldogs won 11 of 16 events against their Ivy League rivals though the decision came down to the final event. In the end the Bulldogs won with a score of 158 to Columbia’s 142.

November 8, 2012
Bulldogs To Face Columbia in Season Opener
This Friday the Yale women’s swimming and diving team has its first official meet of the 2012-13 season. The Bulldogs will take on Columbia at home in Kiphuth Pool, and while these two teams have not seen each other since Ivy’s last year, the Bulldog-Lion rivalry is still very much alive.

October 23, 2012
Women’s Swimming and Diving Poised for 2012-13 Season
In less than one week the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will have its first meet of the year, and with it the 2012-13 season will commence. Last year the Bulldogs had a strong third-place finish at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships and this year it is all about carrying that momentum forward.

September 29, 2012
Women’s Swimming and Diving Class of 2016 Announced
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team will turn it up to 11 this season as they welcome 11 new Bulldogs to the squad.

July 17, 2012
Korman joins Jim Henry’s Staff As Assistant Coach
Danielle Korman, who coached 38 All-Americans and one national champion as an assistant at Johns Hopkins, has joined Jim Henry’s staff as an assistant women’s swimming and diving coach at Yale.

July 3, 2012
Women’s Swimmers Compete at Olympic Trials
A strong contingent of swimmers from the Yale women’s swimming and diving team competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this past week. For two of Yale’s recent graduates, Hayes Hyde ’12 and Athena Liao ’12, the trials were one last opportunity to race. For the other four Bulldogs who will be returning to Kiphuth Pool next year, the racing experience will prove invaluable as the 2012-13 season approaches.

June 23, 2012
Nunn Wins Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
Of the 38 swimmers representing 11 countries and 14 states, recent Yale graduate Abigail Nunn was number one in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on Saturday. The 28.5-mile circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan is widely recognized as the longest annually held swimming race in the world. Nunn now joins the ranks of some 600 swimmers to have completed the distance and becomes the 30th person to win the race.

June 21, 2012
Jim Henry Named Yale Women’s Swimming And Diving Head Coach
Jim Henry, who helped guide the University of Texas women’s swimming program to four top-10 NCAA team finishes, has been named the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of women’s swimming and diving at Yale.

June 21, 2012
Six Swimmers Set for Olympic Trials
Next week the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will have six past, present and future Bulldogs vying for a spot on Team USA at the London Olympics. Molly Albrecht, Hayes Hyde and Athena Liao, along with three incoming freshmen will be competing at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., from June 25 to July 2.

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