The men’s swimming and diving team defeated SUNY Fredonia last weekend to achieve a total score of 126-64. The men’s team can’t boast of a perfect record but they have shown improvement with two consecutive wins this month. Head Coach Eric Stefanski believes that the men have “come together as a team” this season. He notes that some of the team’s strengths are “great leadership starting from the top down” and their ability to feed off each other in competition. The men certainly showed their strength as a team during this past meet as they won eight of the first ten events and competed in the last three on exhibition.Senior Brian Immerman and freshman Zachary Freed dominated the lanes winning two events each. Immerman clocked in at 10:45.91 for the 1,000-yard freestyle and at 2:11.47 in the 200-yard backstroke. In the 200-yard freestyle, Freed had a time of 1:50.81, and a time of 4:56.71 in the 500-yard freestyle. Senior Mike McCormick won the 50 yard freestyle in 23.37 seconds and senior Eric Schweigert won the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:55.15. Also, freshman Craig Matt took first in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:04.16. In the men’s 200-yard medley, the UR “A” team took first place and gained 11 points for the team with a time of 1:50.22. Team members swimming in this event were Matt, sophomore Brian Hallahan, junior Peter Maxwell, and Schweigert.Stefanski hopes for a good performance in the UAA competition at Emory. To succeed in the UAA he says that the men’s team “has to show up and want to win fast.” They are now 5-3 and face Ithaca College in a home meet this Saturday, Jan. 31. Keller can be reached at

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