Marking its 109th season during the 2020-2021 school year, the Andover Boys' Swimming and Diving Team has a storied history: from Olympic Gold medalists and holders of world, national high school, and NCAA records to All-Americans and Eastern champions. Despite these extraordinary accomplishments for individuals, Andover's team championships were sporadic for most of the program's history: a national championship in 1925 and interscholastic championships in 1948 and 1954.
In 2007, Andover won its first New England Preparatory School team championship, and the program repeated this feat in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and was runner-up in 2006, 2008, and 2009. In 2013, Andover—after its fourth-consecutive undefeated dual-meet season—opted to forgo a defense of its title in favor of attending the prestigious Eastern championship meet, where the squad placed 4th out of 44 teams and repeated this feat in 2014.
In recent years, Andover has continued to set its sights on Easterns. After placing 2nd at the meet in 2017 and 2018, Andover returned to Easterns in 2019 and won its first title. By doing so, Andover became the first New England team in history to achieve this feat. Andover successfully defended its title in 2020.
The swimming and diving season begins in mid-November and concludes in early March. Throughout the season, the swimming coaches emphasize both technique and conditioning: swimmers learn proper stroke mechanics, starts, and turns, and they repeat them through race-pace training. Similarly, our extraordinary diving coach emphasizes proper fundamentals in service of outstanding performance to both our elite and novice divers.
Our facility includes a six-lane pool and a separate diving well, both above water and underwater video equipment, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, which includes cardiovascular machines, weight machines, and free weights.
A full Junior Varsity team is an integral part of the Andover swimming and diving program. In fact, many of the varsity swimmers and divers began their careers on this developmental squad; two of them went on to eventually establish NCAA Division III records.
If you are an experienced swimmer, or an experienced or potential diver, and are interested in learning more about our program, please visit our recruitment page.
For more information about the history of the Andover Swimming and Diving program, please visit http://www.andoveraquatics.net.