|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 future.
Head Coach Steve Kuster has been at the helm since the 1999-2000 season. In 10 seasons guiding the Ephmen, his teams have compiled a 90-13 dual meet record (69-3 vs. Division III opponents).
The Ephs have won nine of 10 NESCAC titles including the last eight in a row and 22 of the last 23 championships (NESCAC and New Englands), including the last six NESCAC titles in a row. Kuster was named NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2007, and 2009.
On the national level, the Ephs have made a statement with five top 10 finishes from 2005-10 -- 7th, 4th, 5th, 4th and 9th respectively. In the process Williams has had countless All-Americans and two 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 2010 NESCAC title was
the Ephs 9th
overall and 8th in a row.