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Brandeis Swimming kicks off season

By Shea Decker-Jacoby

Section: Sports

October 20, 2017

The Brandeis swimming and diving team opened their 2017-2018 season with a dual meet on Oct. 14, 2017, against the Wheaton College Lyons. Combined, the teams won 11 races: eight for the men and three for the women. The men earned a victory with a final score of 156-138, which is their first victory against the Lyons since their program was rebooted. The women fell 104-191.

On the men’s team, Richard Selznick ’21 won three individual events and one relay. He took the 200 with a time of 1:50.84, the 500 in 5:01.93 and the 200 butterfly in 2:05.11. Chase Chen ’21 took victories in the 50 freestyle in 22.64 seconds and the 100 in 49.64 seconds. Zach Diamond ’18 earned the Judges a sweep of the freestyle events with a win in the 1000-meter race with a time of 10:50.11. The Judges also had a 1-2-3 finish in the butterfly events. Tamir Zitelny ’20 captured a victory in the 100 fly with a time of 55.1 seconds. Matt Arcemont ’20 earned second and Daniel Haid ’20 earned third in the same event. In the 200, Arcemont and Diamond finished behind Selznick, who placed first.

For the women, the Judges’ victories were all earned by rookies. Talia Bornstein ’21 earned two wins in the 500 and 1000 freestyle with times 5:39.95 and 11:39.83 respectively. Emily McGovern ’21 captured the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:33.97.

The Judges return to the pool with their road trip to New York at the Hartwick College meet on Oct. 20 and at Vassar College on Oct. 21.

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