Brunswick hit the water with a competitive swimming and diving team for the first time in 2012-13.
With the completion of the Mehra Natatorium in 2014, the program is on track to becoming a consistent contender at the New England Championships in the New England prep league.
Coach Aaron Montgomery and his staff saw the team improve dramatically in 2014, coming in seventh at the chamionship event in only the program's third season of competition. The team's training has paid off as individual and team records continue to be set.
Brunswick finished third at the Division I New England Championships at Hotchkiss on Sunday, as Will Powers repeated as 500-freestyle champion. The Bruins (296 points) trailed only event-winner Andover (401) and second-place Suffield (312.5). Last season, the Bruins finished seventh at the event.
Brunswick set a trio of team records during the preliminaries at the 2017 New England Championships at the Hixon Pool at Hotchkiss on Saturday. The Bruins will send 13 swimmers to the “A” finals, while two more will compete in the “B” finals.
With a split squad racing at the Eastern Championships in Pennsylvania, the remaining Bruins finished second to Hopkins at the FAA Championship and eighth overall at the WNEPSSA, held at Hopkins on Saturday.
Brunswick swimmers set 10 school records, while several Bruins earned All-American status at the 117th Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. The Bruins, with 344 points, finished seventh out of 32 schools at the two-day event that concluded on Saturday. Peddie won the title with 554 points.
Brunswick topped Westminster (52-35) and Northfield Mount Hermon (47-36), capping its dual-meet season with an impressive 10-1 record. The Bruins will prepare for the post-season, including the New England Championships on March 4 at Hotchkiss.