Whitman's swim team dove into the record book several times at the NCAA 2017 Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, held in March at the Conroe Independent School District Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.
Tai Hallstein '17 rewrote Whitman annals on four occasions. In the 100-yard freestyle, she became the fastest woman in program history in her preliminary heat of 51.02 seconds. Hallstein then bested herself in the consolation final at 50.81 seconds. Also, her 23.50 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle earned the sociology major eighth place—the highest finish ever for the women's squad. Hallstein garnered an All-American certificate for her efforts, a first for the women's team. (Claire Collins '14 was an honorable mention All-American in the breaststroke in 2014.)
Whitman sent four swimmers to individual events at nationals this year—the most ever for the squad. The other three: Cole Weinstein '17, 400-yard individual medley, 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard breaststroke, a film and media studies major; Clark Sun '18, 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle, an economics major; and Mara Selznick '20, 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle.
—Gregg Petcoff, sports communications director