CLAREMONT, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2018) – Freshman Isabel Swafford (Boise, Id. / Boise) of the Caltech women's swimming & diving team claimed three school records in her successful collegiate debut on Saturday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. The Beavers swam against the Athenas and Occidental College.
The freshman's first record came when she swam to a second-place finish in the 100 Back, touching the wall at 59.03 to surpass incumbent record holder and teammate Gemma Takahashi (San Jose, Calif. / Leland) by just more than half-a-second. Swafford next gave the Beavers representation in the 50 Free, and swam to a 24.71 to top the previous record by one-quarter of a second. Swafford ended her day when she repeated her place of finish in the 200 Back, taking possession of the program record by nearly four seconds, defeating swimmers from both opponent schools along the way. Senior Brittany Percin (Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Stanford Online) also picked up a second-place finish in the 200 Free (1:57.45) and came within one-tenth of a second away from claiming the event for her team.
Sophomore diver Krystin Brown (Lake Forest, Calif. / Trabuco Hills) also had a standout day on the boards, finishing second in the 1-meter competition and third and in the 3-meter competition with classmate Nerys Huffman (Broomfield, Colo. / Peak to Peak Charter School) coming in just 11 points behind on the latter board.
Head Coach Andy Brabson and the Beavers will return to the pool next year when they travel to the University of Redlands to meet the Bulldogs, in addition to Chapman University on Jan. 12.