Saturday, October 29, 2011

For NCAA swimmers the month of March is fast approaching

...And Kenyon College can so taste a championship too. From the New York Times:
"... We are seeing the kind of energy we didn’t see a year ago,” said Bakk, a senior from McFarland, Wis.

His fellow senior David Somers, from Gaithersburg, Md., said, “We know what is at stake.”

The words “at stake” are Kenyon code for regaining what the men feel is naturally and rightfully theirs. The 31 consecutive men’s titles are, by far, an N.C.A.A. record in any division in any sport. The individual who presided over 29 of those, Coach Jim Steen, is back for another season poolside. (He missed two titles because of sabbaticals. He also presided over 19 women’s championship teams at Kenyon, including 17 in a row.) ..."

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Kenyon College men's swimming and dive program: [Link]

2 comments:

jlucas said...

Since the late 1940s, when Kenyon started consistently winning swimming meets, one of the guiding principles has been that, every year, you start over - and last year won't matter at the start of this year's championship meet. Humility, actually, is a great lesson for swimmers and for everyone else, too ...

Tony Austin said...

Especially me, huh? ;-)