Brunswick School’s swimming season featured a wealth of personal-record times, first-place finishes and as the recently released NISCA list shows, all-American performances.
The National Interscholastic Coaches Association High School Boys Swimming all-America list includes 12 competitors from Connecticut-based schools, five of whom hail from Brunswick.
The Bruins’ 200-yard medley relay team of Cole Pierce, Alexander Hazlett, Marcus Hodgson and Keegan Drew were ranked 38th nationally on the all-America list with a time of 1:32.59.
Christian Farricker, who will swim at the University of Michigan in the fall, earned all-American honors in the 100-yard butterfly (57th nationally ranked time of 48.93 seconds) and received all-America accolades in the 100 freestyle, 45.41 seconds (ranked 100th time in the nation).
Farricker ended his Bruins career with eight all-America honors. Hodgson, a rising senior at Brunswick, was an all-American in the 100 freestyle (45.26, 76th on the all-America list). He has earned a total of 10 all-America honors during his first three years on the squad.
Hodgson’s time of 49.23 in the 100 butterfly was the 73rd best in the country during the 2018-2019 season. Brunswick’s 200-yard freestyle relay squad of Hazlett (rising sophomore), Drew (2019 graduate), Farricker and Hodgson posted an all-America time of 1:23.85 this past season, good for 28th in the nation.
Farricker, Pierce (2019 graduate), Drew and Hodgson swam an all-America time of 3:01.65 (seventh in the nation).
Pierce will continue his swimming career at Stanford, while Drew will swim at Columbia.
Greenwich is well represented on the NISCA All-America list. The Cardinals quartet of Thomas Lewis, Nicholas Malchow, Nicolas de la Sierra and Charlie Clark earned all-America accolades in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:24.98, 75th best time in the nation).
Greenwich’s 200 freestyle relay team garnered the first-place medal at the State Open in 1:24.98 and also captured the Class LL title in the event for the Cardinals, who won both the State Open and Class LL team championships.
Pomperaug 2019 graduate William Regan won the State Open title in the 200-yard individual medley in an all-American time of 1:50.70 (87th best time in the country).
Regan, a member of the 2019 GameTimeCT All-State Boys Swim Team, also won the event at the CIAC Class M Championships, helped lead Pomperaug to a fourth-place finish in the team standings at the State Open and a first-place showing at the Class M Championships.
Westhill/Stamford rising senior Ben Feldman earned all-America honors in the 100-yard butterfly. Feldman’s time of 49.51 seconds was 91st on the all-America list.
Selected to the GameTimeCT All-State Boys Swim Team, Feldman captured the first-place medal in the event at the State Open and Class LL championship meets.
Suffield Academy’s Joseph Rusnock, who is entering his junior year, was an all-American in the 100 breaststroke (:56.47, 93rd-ranked time).
BOYS SCHOLAR TEAM AWARDS
Brunswick and Daniel Hand were the Connecticut teams that earned the NISCA/Swim Outlet.com Boys Scholar Team Award. The Bruins and Tigers were recognized as a Gold Award school with grade point averages above 3.75.
The following swimmers from Connecticut made the NISCA Boys High School Academic all-America Team.
- Nico Apostolides, Brunswick School
- Sebastian Brice, Westhill
- William Bryant, Ridgefield
- Christopher Davis, Glastonbury
- Emmett de Kanter, Westminster School
- Samuel Diamond, Stamford
- Keegan Drew, Brunswick
- Thomas Foley, Brunswick
- Michael Giugliano, Suffield Academy
- Jordan Jang, Westhill
- Zubin Kenkare, Hopkins
- Benedict Laidlaw, Loomis Chaffee
- Aidan Maloney, Daniel Hand
- John Marcolina, Fitch
- Matthew Norris, Westminster
- Cole Pierce, Brunswick
- Keegan Reck, Stonington
- Brennan Robinson, Brunswick
- Noah Schmeisser, Hopkins
- Charles Tilney-Volk, Suffield Academy
- Benjamin Washburne, Hopkins
- Kevin Zyskowski, Westhill