New London, Conn. – For the first time in men's swimming program history, Connecticut College defeated Coast Guard by a score of 168-120 today. The loss is Coast Guard's first of the season, snapping a five-match win streak, dropping them to 5-1. The Camels improve to 2-1 on the year.
Sophomore Christian Brindamour had a big day for the Bears, finishing first in the 50 yard freestyle in 21.50, third in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 54.60, and second in the 100 yard freestyle in 49.17. Brindamour also teamed up with senior Kevin Smit, sophomore Derrian Duryea, and senior Michael Piantedosi for a first place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay, coming in at 1:27.66.
Smit picked up a first place finish of his own in the 200 yard freestyle, coming in at 1:49.20. Junior Alex Dona finished third in the race with a time of 1:50.21.
Sophomore Tim Early and junior Barret Johannsen finished second and third in the 200 yard butterfly, respectively. Early finished the race in 2:02.13 while Johannsen came in at 2:04.45.
Freshmen Andy Andersen and Kyle Smith swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.
This was the final meet of the semester for the Bears and will be back in the pool on January 9th when they square off with Babson College at Wellesley at 4:00p.