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Sarah Byrne '11 has started her junior season on the Dartmouth women's lacrosse team in a big way. In the team's season opener on Saturday, Byrne scored four goals against University of New Hampshire.

Boston College senior lacrosse player Kate McCarthy '10 has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.

A major track and field invitational at Boston University earlier this month brought together no fewer than eight Loomis Chaffee alumni competing for their respective college track teams.


Varsity Swimming/Diving - Boys

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2014 Founders League Champions

2014 5th Place Finish in New England Prep School Standings


In 1969, a small group of brave swimmers traveled with coach Bob Hartman from Windsor to Suffield Academy or the American School for the Deaf every evening in search of a pool in which they could practice. From these humble beginnings, the Loomis Chaffee aquatics program – now comprising men’s and women’s swimming, diving, and water polo – gradually assumed its present status as one of the strongest and most spirited in New England. With the opening of the Benjamin VanDoren Hedges Pool (short course meters) in 1974, coach Hartman’s dream of a permanently fixed program became reality. Since then, hundreds of Loomis Chaffee swimmers and divers have competed against their counterparts at Exeter, Andover, Choate, Hotchkiss, Deerfield, Fairfield Prep, and other New England Prep Schools in some of the most exciting dual and championship meets imaginable. Scores of Pelican swimmers and divers have established life-long friendships with their teammates; dozens have moved on to compete in colleges including Williams, Trinity, Hamilton, Wesleyan, Kenyon, James Madison, Duke, Richmond, Yale, Brown, Boston College, Pomona, Villanova and Harvard. Over the years, Loomis Chaffee has consistently competed within the top echelons of the New England Prep School Swimming Association, and since the inception of the Western New England Independent School Swimming Association in 1978, the Loomis boys have accumulated 17 championships. If you’re looking for a competitive program marked by camaraderie and individual growth, you’ve come to the right place!


We believe in developing the talents of our swimmers and divers into championship competitors through rigorous pool workouts, frequently focusing on stroke or dive-specific training. Our fundamental outlook on swimming technique is based on the principles of the “Total Immersion” program and coaches Seebeck and Pond’s 44 years’ experience. As the swimmers log in 5500 meters per day (on average) during their two hour sessions, the divers focus on hurdle technique and entry refinements, even as they learn new dives (or positions) as appropriate. All of our swimmers and divers work out in the weight room and/or with pleiometrics exercises twice a week, and the men practice with the women during at least two practice sessions weekly. Nearly all of our dual meets, too, assume “double dual” format, though the men and women focus on their own two championship meets, the “Northerns” and New England Championships. We aim to see both our novice and veteran competitive swimmers and divers evolve and improve as their Loomis Chaffee careers unfold, and most of our team members ultimately do contribute to our scoring effort at the two championships. The extended Loomis Chaffee swimming/diving family includes an ardent parental booster squad and, frequently, returning alumni who check in to see how their “descendents” have done. Several Loomis Chaffee graduates, as a matter of fact, have returned for assistant coaching stints. Because we believe in the notion of a whole that exceeds the sum of its parts, we have earned a reputation as one of the most enthusiastic, most supportive squads in the league. Check us out.

 

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Click here to Read About The Team Setting A New School Record and Watch Video


RECENT RESULTS
Tuesday, 04/22/2014
  JV Lacrosse - Girls
  vs. Kingswood Oxford School
W   |  10-1
  Varsity Lacrosse - Girls
  vs. Kingswood Oxford School
W   |  17-4
  Varsity Water Polo - Girls
  vs. Greenwich High School
L   |  4-15
Saturday, 04/19/2014
  Varsity & JV Track - Boys
  vs. Hunt Relays
Relays No Scores Kept   |  recap
  Varsity & JV Track - Girls
  vs. Hunt Relays
Relays No Scores Kept
  Varsity Softball - Girls
  vs. Pomfret School
L   |  5-8   |  recap
  Varsity Golf - Boys
  vs. Tabor Academy/ Phillips Exeter School
LC 421, Tabor 409, Exeter 416   |  recap
  Varsity Golf - Girls
  vs. Westover School
W   |  4-1   |  recap
  JV Tennis - Girls
  vs. Suffield Academy
W   |  7-0   |  recap
  Varsity Tennis - Boys
  vs. Berkshire School
W   |  4-3   |  recap
  Varsity Water Polo - Girls
  vs. Suffield Academy
L   |  5-6   |  recap
  Varsity Lacrosse - Girls
  vs. Hotchkiss School
L   |  12-20   |  recap
  JV Lacrosse - Girls
  vs. Hotchkiss School
W   |  14-3
  III Lacrosse - Boys
  vs. Salisbury School
L   |  0-4
  JV Lacrosse - Boys
  vs. Salisbury School
L   |  4-7   |  recap
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