Greetings from the Harvard Men's Swimming office and Happy Spring to you all! ThereÕs not much to report here from the banks of the Charles except some award recipients from this year's banquet and the recruiting class for next year. The guys are working extremely hard this spring at the voluntary workouts the coaching staff has offered. Attendance has been the best it has ever been in the spring and weÕre hoping that it will carry the guys into their summer seasons and prepare them well for next season. Many of the returning swimmers will be heading back to their home clubs upon the completion of exams on May 26th. Brian Younger, Scott Peterson, and Scott Campea will stay at Harvard this summer and represent the Mass Bay Marlins.
Below is a list of the 1995 award recipients from the Men's Swimming Banquet we had on April 7th at the Harvard Club. A special thanks goes to the parents who traveled a long way to be in Boston for this special evening: Dr. & Mrs. John Heilman from Alabama, Mrs. Penny Esway from Pennsylvania, Mrs. Kris Carver from Seattle, Mr. & Mrs. Matt Mone from Long Island, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Livingston from Cape Cod, and Dr. & Mrs. R. Thomas Scheer from Cincinnati. Thank you to you all!!!
Listed below is the Harvard Men's Swimming 1995 Recruiting Class. This class has four Senior National Qualifiers, two Senior National finalists, two Junior National Champions, a YMCA National Champion, and seven potential NCAA qualifiers. This class is sure to put Harvard Swimming back a top the Eastern Seaboard and into the Top 15 at NCAA's.Alex Kurmakov (The Peddie School/Hightstown, NJ)
A graduate of Brookline High School (Brookline, MA) and The Peddie
School (Hightstown, NJ), Alex will join the Crimson in the Fall as one of
the top three sprinters coming out of high school this year. A prep
school All-American while at Peddie, Kurmakov led his team to the 1995
Eastern Prep School championship this past February. A Senior National
scorer in the 50, 100, & 200M freestyles, Alex won the 100 freestyle at
the 1994 Junior Nationals in Ann Arbor, MI, and led the Mass Bay Marlins
to a victory in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Alex has NCAA potential his
freshman year and will be a dominating force in the sprint events
throughout the Ivy League. Alex is originally from Lithuania.
BEST TIMES: 20.60 - 50Y FREE / 44.88 - 100Y FREE / 1:39.07 - 200Y FREE
James is a member of the National Honor Society and a graduating
senior at Danville Area High School, Danville, PA. The Pennsylvania State
record holder in the 100 backstroke, James won the 200 backstroke at the
1995 YMCA Nationals in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. At those Nationals, he also
finaled in the 100 back and won the consolation heat of the 100 fly.
James will join our strong corps of 200 backstrokers under 1:50+ and will
add sprint help in both the 100 back and 100 fly.
BEST TIMES: 1:49.89 - 200Y BACK / 51.35 - 100Y BACK / 51.27 - 100Y FLY
The most versatile of our recruits this year, Greg has National
cuts in the 200/400 IM and the 200 backstroke. At the 1994 United States
Open in Buffalo, NY, Greg was third in the 400 IM and 7th in the 200 IM,
along with several top six finishes at the 1995 Eastern Prep
Championships. A native of Mahwah, NJ, Greg was a scholastic All-American
at Mahwah High School. Greg will be a force in the Individual Medley
events, as well as adding depth in the 200 backstroke.
BEST TIMES: 1:49.64 - 200Y Back / 1:50.64 - 200Y IM / 3:54.54 - 400Y IM
Mark, a native of Poland, is a Junior National level breaststroker
with great size and great potential. His value lies in the breaststroke
events where he has shown tremendous improvement since coming to this
country. Mark is the 1994 & 1995 New York State Champion in the 100 yard
breaststroke and was in the US National Top 16 in the 200M breast as a
sixteen year old. Mark will study Computer Science at Harvard.
BEST TIMES: 57.46 - 100Y BREAST / 2:05.90 - 200Y BREAST / 52.29 100Y FLY
Like Mark, Terry is a Junior National breaststroker with great
potential. At Junior Nationals this Spring, Terry was third in the 200
breaststroke, leading Mission Viejo to yet another Junior National-West
Championship. Attending El Toro High School, Terry is a National Merit
Semi-Finalist and an Early Admittance to Harvard. He has maintained a
better than 4.0 average throughout his high school career and plans to
study Political Science/Pre-Law while at Harvard. Terry will be a strong
addition to our breaststroke group next year.
BEST TIMES: 2:04.59 - 200Y BREAST / 58.55 - 100Y BREAST
Jon is one of the finest sprinters coming out of California this
year, and the 1994 Summer Junior National Champion in the 100M free. A
senior national qualifier in the sprint freestyles, Jon will add depth to
our already dangerous sprint corps next year. Jon is a National Honor
Society member and a National Merit qualifier at Dos Pueblos High School
in Santa Barbara and plans to study biology and biochemistry, with hopes
of beginning a career in medicine.
BEST TIMES: 24.29 - 50M FREE / 52.29 - 100M FREE / 1:40.39 - 200Y FREE
Denis is one of the top distance swimmers coming out of high
school this year. Although his strength lies in the distance and middle
distance freestyles, he can also swim the 200 free, the 400 IM and the 200
back. A senior national finalist in three events, Denis was also the
MenÕs High Point winner at the springÕs New England Senior Championships.
Denis is a National Honor Society member at Arlington High School and will
concentrate in biology and/or engineering while at Harvard.
BEST TIMES: 1:53.99-200M FREE/3:59.09-400M FREE/15:46.63-1500M FREE
The class of 1995 would like to start a tradition here at Harvard. All alumni will have the opportunity to purchase Harvard Swimming rings with their Class, Harvard Crest, and Harvard Swimming inscribed onto the ring. For further information, contact Brian Livingston Ō95 at (617) 493-3440.
The Harvard Men's Swim Team is now on the Internet! You can now get team announcements and timely meet results via e-mail, WWW (World Wide Web), and FTP (file transfer protocol). To become a member of the e-mail mailing list, send an e-mail message to email@example.com with subscribe as the only word in the message. To access our online electronic press guide with meet results, team information, and press releases via WWW, point your WWW browser to http://hcs.harvard.edu/~menswim. To access our anonymous FTP site, connect to hcs.harvard.edu and look in the directory /pub/studorgs/menswim. Please feel free to pass this information along to others who are interested in following Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving. If you have any questions or comments about any of these services, you can send e-mail to the new team e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also - Rick Osterberg will be working on a Women's Swim Team presence on the Internet this summer. For more information, contact email@example.com.