Loyola Swimming & Diving Win National Catholic Championships
Congratulations to our Swimming & Diving Dons who were crowned National Catholic Champions after competing in the 2022 National Catholic Swimming & Diving Championships at Loyola University Maryland on January 15 & 16. This is their first National Catholic Championship in seven years, and it was a true team effort.
Divers Oliver Black '25 and Luke Kontos '23 were vital to the program’s win as they dove Sunday morning and pushed the team to a 20-point lead over Gonzaga College High School. The program maintained that lead through Sunday afternoon and won by a total of 23 points.
Some highlight performances from the meet include:
200 Medley Relay Cameron Shinnick '22, Kevin Snyder '23, Ryan Branon '22, & Ryan Clancy '22 1:32.58 (New School Record & All-American Automatic Time)
100 Fly Ryan Branon '22 48.47 (Automatic All-American Time)
100 Back Ryan Branon '22 49.23 (Automatic All-American Time)
400 Free Relay Ryan Branon '22, Harrison Belbot '25, Alex Dillon '25, & Ryan Clancy '22 3:08.90 (All-American submittable Time)
Full results from the meet can be found here. In addition, Head Coach and Aquatics Director Nick Breschi '13 was named National Catholic Championship Coach of the Meet. The Dons have two more dual meets against McDonogh and Gilman before MIAA Championships on Saturday, Feb. 5.