Heading into its annual winter break training trip to Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico from Jan. 1-7, the George Washington women's swimming team has been ranked third in the Atlantic 10 by CollegeSwimming.com.
The Colonials, who rank third with 907.5 performance points in the 10-team field, capped a notable fall season in November by snapping four school records at conference newcomer George Mason's Patriot Invitational.
"Everyone on the women's team has worked extremely hard this fall season and I am very proud of their performances," said Head Coach Dan Rhinehart. "We've broken four school records already and I think that says a lot about where we are at this point in the season. The squad looks strong and if we remain healthy we can definitely make a statement at the A-10 Championships in February."
GW set four school marks when it wrapped its fall competition season in the 400 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard butterfly events. Senior Caroline Myers paces the Buff and Blue on the year as she owns the top spots in the A-10 in the 500 free (4:54.81) and the 1,650 free (16:47.61). Sophomore Madison Reinker ranks fifth in the A-10 in the event with a time of 17:21.31.
Freshman Lauren Law is third in the league in the 400 IM with a school record time of 4:24.76 and ranks fifth in the 200 IM (2:04.98). Classmate Carly Whitmer's school-record setting time of 2:02.49 in the 200 fly is second in the conference, while she also ranks fifth in the 100 fly (56.17). Senior Lindsay Moore is fourth in the league in the 200 back (2:02.54), and the Colonials own the top spots in the 800 free relay (7:34.66) and the 400 medley relay with a school record time of 3:48.65.
GW returns to action in the New Year at the two-day Rhode Island Invitational from Jan. 10-11 in Kingston, R.I.