Never thought I would start an Andover Boys’ Swimming & Diving post with that.

The Andover Boys’ Swimming and Diving Team was selected to represent the United States in the schools competition of the ISF World Swimming Championships in Rio this week. Each nation is allowed to send only one boys team, and the team must consist of six members.

So, Coach Gardner and I brought Sam Donchi ’20, Lance Freiman ’19, Marcus Lee ’21, Riku Tanaka ’20, and Jack Warden ’19 to Rio as members of Team USA. While here, we joined ten other American high school swimmers who are representing the United States in the “select” competition. Among the ten are three other New England swimmers: Alex Hazlett and Marcus Hodgson of Brunswick and Cristin Earley of Hopkins.

You may follow our adventures via multiple formats:

Twitter: @AndoverBSwimDiv​
Facebook: Phillips Academy Swimming & Diving
Instagram: andoverboysswimdive

Twitter: @isfsports #ISFRIO2019 #ISFWSC2019
Instagram: @isfsports #ISFRIO2019 #ISFWSC2019

Official websites: or

In addition, through the ISFWSC Facebook page above or through​ you should be able to watch LIVE.

The schedule:

(Rio is 1 hour ahead of EST)

Monday, 20 May
Prelims: 9:00-12:00
Opening Ceremony: 2:00-2:30
Finals: 3:30-5:30

Tuesday, 21 May
Prelims: 9:00-12:00
Finals: 3:30-5:30

Thanks very much to all the support at Andover, the International Swimming Coaches Association, and the Amateur Athletic Union for getting us here.