|Norman Scott '09, won 2007 100 butterfly at NCAAs|
Williams College has long been known
as one of the best academic institutions in the country. The
swimming and diving programs at Williams have been one of the
country’s NCAA Division III powerhouses for the last several
decades. Simply put, Williams offers one of the best
combinations of athletics and academics in the country (any
Division) and will continue to strive for greatness in the
Head Coach Steve Kuster has been at the helm since the 1999-2000 season. In his first 10 seasons guiding the Ephmen, his teams have compiled a 90-13 dual meet record (69-3 vs. Division III opponents).
12 in a row
The Ephs have won thirteen of fourteen
NESCAC titles including the last twelve in a row and 24 of the last
25 championships (NESCAC and New Englands). Kuster was named NESCAC
Coach of the Year five times: 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012.
On the national level, the Ephs have made a statement with nine top ten finishes from 2005-2014 -- 7th, 4th, 5th, 4th, 9th, 4th, 8th, 8th, 8th respectively.
In the process Williams has had countless All-Americans and five National Champions. Recently Will Cunningham '06 won the 100 back three years in a row winning in 2006 with a national record time of :48.79, while Norman Scott won the 100 fly in 2007 as a sophomore in :49.05. Scott earned All-America honors in 2009 with a 4th place finish in the 100 butterfly and a 7th in the 200 butterfly event.
Academically, the Ephmen are equally as strong. The
men’s team consistently carries one of the highest grade
point averages in D-III, most recently attaining a team GPA just
The Ephs train and compete at the Samuelson-Muir pool. The 8-lane 50-meter pool has two bulkheads, which divide it into two 8-lane 25-yard pools. There are also two 1-meter diving boards and two 3-meter diving boards. The pool was opened in 1989 and frequently hosts the NESCAC Championships and has hosted the NCAA Championships.
The Williams program allows athletes to compete and succeed at all levels of competition, including the highest levels in our sport. An important ideal of Williams Swimming is not just the improvement of the student as an athlete, but also the growth and development of the student as a person.
|The 2014 NESCAC title was
the Ephs 13th
overall and 12th in a row.