2018-19 Pioneer Swimming and Diving News

  • Swimming and Diving Defeats Assumption 162-115 in Impressive Team Win
    November 10, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Swimming and Diving team defeated Assumption College by a final score of 162-115. Juniors Lauren Somers and Kim Hylan each had amazing days in the pool as Somers won three events while Hylan claimed two individual events as well as the a relay victory. The team returns to action on Friday, Nov. 30 when the team heads to ECAC Winter Championships.
  • Swimming Sweeps Tri-Meet Against Manhattan and Holy Cross
    November 03, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Swimming and Diving team swept Manhattan and Holy Cross today by final scores of 228-66 against Manhattan and 157-140 over Holy Cross. Meanwhile Holy Cross defeated Manhattan 223-61. Junior Lauren Somers claimed wins in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle while freshman Taylor Eck placed first in the 100 and 200 backstroke and third in the 100 yard butterfly. Her times in each of the events were a season best as she tallied her first collegiate wins of her career.
  • Swimming Splits Tri-Meet Against Stony Brook and LIU Brooklyn
    October 27, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Swimming team wrapped up its tri-meet at LIU Brooklyn this afternoon. The team defeated Stony Brook by a final score of 156-105 while the team fell to NEC rival LIU Brooklyn 174-88.Freshman Nicole Tingley placed first in the 200 butterfly placing a time of 2:10.63. While NEC Swimmer of the Week junior Lauren Somers placed first in both the 100 and 200 freestyle placing times of 52.68 and 1:56.19. The team will return to action on November 3 when they face-off in another tri-meet this time against Manhattan and Holy Cross. Meet-time is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. 
  • Somers Tabbed NEC Swimmer of the Week for Second Week in a Row
    October 23, 2018
    Junior swimmer Lauren Somers was named the Northeast Conference Swimmer of the Week for the second week in a row as announced by the NEC this afternoon.
  • Swimming and Diving Conclude Second Meet Of Season At Iona
    October 20, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Swimming and Diving team wrapped up its second meet of the season this afternoon. NEC Swimmer of the Week Lauren Somers has the. Best day for the Pioneers as she placed first in two events and set a school record in the 100 freestyle. Nicole Tingley earned her first collegiate victory in the 200 fly as well.
  • NEC Names Lauren Somers Swimmer of the Week
    October 16, 2018
    Junior swimmer Lauren Somers was named the Northeast Conference Swimmer of the Week as announced by the conference this afternoon.
  • Pioneers Dominate Season Opener With Sweep Over CCSU and LIU Post
    October 13, 2018
    The Sacred Heart Women’s Swimming and Diving team had a record breaking performance in its first tri-meet of the season on Saturday afternoon. It was the first time in program history that SHU defeated both Central Connecticut and LIU Post.
  • Records Break as Multiple SHU Swimmers Crush Pentathlon Records
    October 06, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Swimming and Diving Team wrapped up it’s annual Pentathlon at the McCann Natatorium in Milford, Connecticut.
  • NEC Picks SHU to Finish Sixth in 2018 Preseason Coaches Poll
    September 28, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Swimming and Diving Team was selected to finish sixth in the 2018 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll this morning. The team opens the season on Saturday, October 13th when they host Central Connecticut State and LIU Post.
  • SHU Swimming and Diving Welcomes Adam Vance to Coaching Staff
    August 28, 2018
    Head swimming and diving coach John Spadafina announced Monday morning that Adam Vance will serve as the new head diving coach for Sacred Heart.
  • Swimming and Diving Releases 2018-19 Schedule
    August 20, 2018
    Head coach John Spadafina will head into his fifth-year as Head Coach for Sacred Heart University's Women's Swim Coach, with the 2018-19 scheduled being released this afternoon. They will host a SHU Alumni Swim meet/Pentathlon on October 6 at 11 a.m.
  • Finnegan Joins Pioneer Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
    August 15, 2018
    Head swimming and diving coach John Spadafina announced today the hiring of Kristen Finnegan as the new assistant coach for the upcoming 2018-19 season.