The Ring-tum Phi

Victory! Men’s swimmer wins NCAA title and women’s swimmer named All-American

Emily Rollo, ‘17, set both the school and ODAC record in the 200 backstroke. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Caroline Blackmon

March 28, 2016

While most students were busy getting ready for Fancy Dress, six Washington and Lee swimmers were busy making a name for the Generals on the national stage. Tommy Thetford, ‘18, and Emily Rollo, ‘17, headlined the NCAA Championship meet on March 16 through 19 for the Generals and brought back s...

Swim team duels cross-town rival in preparation for ODACS

Sarah Schaffer, ‘16, has been named to the Second Team All-ODAC Team each of her three seasons as a General. This year, she hopes to make the jump to first team. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Emily Cook

February 1, 2016

The clock is ticking for the Washington and Lee women’s swim team. With only one meet left until the ODAC championship meet, against cross-town rival VMI no less, the stakes could not be higher. Originally scheduled for Jan. 23, inclement weather and major snowfall from Winter Storm Jonas pushed ...

General of the Week: Noah Schammel

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W&L Sports Information.

Matt Kaminer

January 27, 2016

Phi: What led you to W&L and to join the swimming team here? Schammel: My older brother first looked at W&L when I was a sophomore in high school. After he decided to take his talents to Davidson College, I decided to consider Washington and Lee. With the great academics, I decided to reach o...

General of the Week: Tommy Thetford

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Conor Habiger

October 26, 2015

Phi: Could you tell me a little bit about how you became a swimmer? TT: Well, my parents did, in a sense, throw me in the pool when I was young. I started swimming competitively when I was four years old, only swimming in the summers. I began year-round swimming when I was 8 and continued until I w...

Swimming kicks off season: women’s

Katie Gardner,  ‘18, won two individual events.
Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Information.

W&L Sports Information

October 12, 2015

The Washington and Lee women’s swim team opened its 2015-16 campaign with a 158-98 victory over Centre on Saturday at Cy Twombly Pool. Sophomore Katie Gardner (Irvington, N.Y. / Irvington) led the way for W&L, winning two individual events and swimming on one winning relay. Gardner claimed the top...

Swimming kicks off season: men’s

Brennan Haley,  ‘17, won the 100-yard backstroke in 55.60.
Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Information.

W&L Sports Information

October 12, 2015

The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team opened up the 2015-16 season with a 157-91 win over Centre on Saturday at Cy Twombly Pool. Sophomore Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) and junior Brennan Haley (Westfield, N.J. / Westfield) led the Generals, each winning one individual eve...

W&L’s Thetford to compete at Olympic Trials next summer

W&L’s Thetford to compete at Olympic Trials next summer

Mac Trammell

September 14, 2015

Washington and Lee sophomore Tommy Thetford worked hard over the summer, but not in an office, nor for monetary gain. Rather than work at a summer internship for his major, Thetford instead pursued a different passion: trying to qualify for next summer’s Olympic Trials. At a sectional meet in Columbus, Ohio,...

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