Cindi Howard, coach of the Bangor High girls swim team, subscribes to the coaching strategy that the first event, the 200 medley relay, establishes the tone for the meet, particularly in a keenly competitive meet. So, in the Rams’ recent meet against the always-quick Mount Desert… Read More
    Poet Robert Frost in his “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” speaks of “miles to go before I sleep.” For the University of Maine swimmers, it was the meters and meters that they swam that helped them sleep during their 10 days… Read More
    As the 2011 interscholastic dual meets open this week, several area swimmers are among the leaders in their respective classes, according to the data provided by Maine Principals’ Association swim statistician Ritchie Palmer. In the girls interscholastics, Bangor’s Emma Waddell leads the Class A rankings in… Read More
    The Christmas break for interscholastic swimmers affords an opportunity for both greater intensity and yardage in workouts as teams, in some cases, have increased pool time. And, coaches often add creativity to their workouts by structuring a special New Year’s Day training set or a culminating exercise to… Read More
    James Wells, Maine’s fastest interscholastic swimmer in several events a year ago for Morse High in Bath, is ranked 49th in America in the men’s NCAA Division I 100-yard backstroke at 49.0 seconds. Interestingly, three Indiana University teammates of Wells are ranked in the top 50… Read More
    Phil Emery’s 42nd year of coaching at Bangor High opened Saturday with a win at the annual Penobscot Valley Conference Relay Carnival held at the University of Maine. “I thought we did very well for this point of the season. We haven’t trained real hard, yet,”… Read More
    A year ago, Brent Williams and Robbie Bickford were approximately two weeks into their high school swim seasons at Brewer and Old Town, respectively. This year they have raced in seven meets for the UMaine Black Bears. Their racing continues to be hot as they approach,… Read More
    “Every girl swam multiple best times. They swam really well. The whole meet was very positive,” said Husson University’s interim swim coach Bruce Babin, evaluating his team’s performance at last weekend’s Regis Invitational in Boston where the Eagles finished sixth in the six -team field. At… Read More
    A year ago, Mount Desert Island’s Ian Carbone and Morse’s James Wells were the elite in Maine swimming. Now, this year, their first in college swimming, they are swimming for two of this nation’s elite teams, the University of Texas and Indiana University, respectively. Recently, the… Read More
    Last week end, the University of Maine men and women won the first meets of the weekend against Bryant University but lost to the University of Rhode Island. “Overall, I was very happy with the performances. We had some good breakthrough swims in several events. It… Read More
    “We have positive attitudes. We like to have fun and they are training hard,” University of Maine swim coach Susan Lizotte said. The Black Bears travel to Rhode Island for a Friday dual meet against Bryant University and then race Saturday at the University of Rhode… Read More
    Husson University swimming opens the 2010-11 season Saturday at the Blue Jay Pentathlon hosted by St. Joseph’s (Conn.) College. The Eagles will race under interim head coach Bruce Babin, appointed recently following the resignation of Jeff Wren, who had coached the team for two years. Read More
    Susan Lizotte’s tenure as Maine’s head swimming and diving coach begins Saturday when the Black Bear women travel to Central Connecticut University for a 2 p.m. meet. Lizotte served as interim head coach during the 2009-10 season prior to her appointment this summer by former athletic… Read More
    Bruce Babin has been named interim head swim coach at Husson University following the resignation of Jeff Wren, who coached the Eagles for two years. Babin served has an assistant coach on Wren’s staff for two years and also served as an interim head coach for… Read More
    Mount Desert’s Ian Carbone raced wearing the orange and white of the Texas Longhorns for the first time last weekend in the annual Orange-White intrasquad meet. Carbone, recruited by Texas coach Eddie Reese to join one of the nation’s elite swim programs following his swim in April at… Read More
    The search for a swimming coach for the University of Maine men’s and women’s teams is ongoing. Associate athletic director and search committee chairman Joe Roberts confirmed Friday the committee looking for a successor to Walter Nitardy, who resigned his coaching position unexpectedly only days… Read More
    Maine swimmers continued to race successfully against some of the nation's fastest YMCA swimmers at the YMCA nationals recently at the Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read More