Women’s Swimming Captures First Victory Since 2002-03

UNION, N.J. (11/10/18)- The Kean University women's swimming team captured their first victory since the 2002-03 season and Head Coach Chris Swenson recorded his first collegiate coaching victory in the 98-61 decision over St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.

"It feels great to get our first win!", said Swenson. "We continue to get better every time we race and I'm excited to see what the future holds for this team".

 The Cougars improve to 1-2 overall, while the Bears fall to 0-3 overall.

Kean won six out of the 11 events, including the 200-yard Medley, 1000-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 100-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. Sarah Sissel and Kristina Sullivan both won two events, while Molly Lasko took the 200-yard IM. Sissel won the 50 free (28.51) and the 100 free (1.03.09), while Sullivan captured the 1000 free (12:59.63) and the 500 free (6:34.37). Lasko clocked in with a 2:39.01 time in the 200 IM.

Sissel and Lasko teamed with Tori Hayes and Darlene Holmes to win the 200 Medley with a 2.10.70 time.

On a side note, the women's swimming program remained dormant from the 2002-03 season until being reinstated as a varsity program in 2017-18.

Coach Swenson and the Cougars will return to the pool on Tuesday, Dec. 4th, hosting the Pioneers of William Paterson University at 5:00 p.m.