The NSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are ready to jump into their inaugural season.
Earlier this month, Head Coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron announced NSU’s first men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ rosters. The men’s team has 23 student athletes, including 16 freshman and seven transfer students. The women’s team has 18 swimmers, including 14 freshmen and four transfer students.
“All of these athletes have commented to me that they are looking forward to being a part of the very first swimming and diving program at NSU,” said Bonewit Cron. “They are intent on doing their best to be great.”
Bonewit-Cron is excited for the incoming class to integrate into life at NSU. “They will finally be able to develop into the student-athletes we hope for them to be both in the classroom and in the pool,” said Bonewit-Cron.
Bonewit-Cron knows the inaugural recruiting class has a lot of competing experience on both the national and international level and said that this experience will be crucial come October when the season begins.
Director of Athletics Michael Mominey eagerly awaits the program’s inaugural season.
“We are very excited with the start of the swimming program,” said Mominey. “Coach Bonewit-Cron has done an outstanding job building the program over the past 11 months. I look forward to seeing the results of her efforts.”
Freshman Kelley Yakymiw is eager to begin the season and she understands the importance of being a part of the program’s inaugural class. “Being part of a first-year swim team here at Nova means a lot,” said Yakymiw. “It’s a great honor to be part of such a great program and I’m just so excited to get our season going.”
When the season begins, the team is expected to adapt quickly to the rigors of NCAA competition because of their experience. Bonewit-Cron expects the highest level of competition from her athletes and believes they are capable of challenging the more established swimming and diving programs like the University of Tampa.
“I would like to see our team be competitive at both the conference championships and the NCAA championships in the spring to showcase our inaugural season,” said Bonewit-Cron.
The NSU swimming and diving teams will compete for the fi rst time in the All-Florida Invitational beginning Oct. 1. For more information about the team’s schedule, contact the Athletic Department at (954) 262-8250.