The St. Thomas Men’s Swimming and Diving team had another successful 2016-2017 season. The highlight was winning the three-day MIAC Championships at the University of Minnesota pool. It was a three-peat win for the men’s team and the fifth MIAC crown in 8 seasons, making the meet one of the most
exciting of the season. St. Thomas topped Gustavus 910-653, ultimately sweeping the competition. In addition, St. Thomas men’s coach Scott Blanchard was named MIAC Coach of the Year. Most excitingly, the
team had a perfect 10-for- 10 sweep at the MIAC championships, further proving the team’s excellence.
Before this year, it had been 25 years since a MIAC institution won all 10 relays in a conference swim-dive championship meet. Over 18 men scored for the team, contributing to St. Thomas’ first swim-dive
three-peat in 66 years. The entire season’s hard work and determination led to a successful finish at the
MIAC championship, and the team losing only one of its regular season meets. Coach Blanchard accredits the team’s success to its emphasis and execution of “family” values throughout the season.
vs. Luther W
vs. Carleton W
vs. St. Olaf W
Andregg Invite L
vs. St. John’s W
St. Thomas Invite 1st
vs. UW-Eau Claire W
MIAC Championships 1st
88 Men’s Swimming //
A THREE-PEAT FOR MEN’S