In May 2019, the Phillips Academy Boys’ Swimming Team will represent the United States at the ISF World Schools Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro. Known globally as “Andover,” Phillips Academy launched its swimming program in 1912.

In the United States, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) acts as the affiliate to the International School Sport Federation (ISF), an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to “promote the values and interests of education through sport.” The AAU selected Andover’s team to represent the USA based on its performance during the 2017-2018 season.

Six members of the Andover Boys’ Team—Sam Donchi, Lance Freiman, Marcus Lee, Arnold Su, Riku Tanaka, Jack Warden—will travel with coaches David Fox and David Gardner to Rio for competition on May 20th and 21st at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center.

Andover is coming off its best season in decades. During the 2018-2019 season, the squad broke 74 National, Eastern, New England, School, Pool, and Meet records, surpassed an All-American standard 42 times, and won its fourth-consecutive New England Championship and its first Eastern Championship.