We are alumni, coaches, parents, and friends who are committed to the long-term success of William and Mary Tribe Swimming. The goal of this organization is to support current student-athletes and staff, build strong alumni relations, and partner with the Athletic Department to ensure Tribe Swimming's sustained success.
Tribe Swimming and Diving has a rich 94-year history on the William & Mary campus. Hundreds of dedicated men and women have helped shape Tribe Swimming into what it is today. The team has captured 9 CAA championships, 13 CAA Coaches of the year, and 6 CAA Swimmers of the year. We have had 4 NCAA participants, 3 of whom were NCAA All-Americans. The team has had 13 Olympic Trials Qualifiers and 17 individuals have been honored by the W&M Athletics Hall of Fame
In the classroom, W&M swimmers have produced 10 Phi Beta Kappa inductees, 1 Rhodes Scholar, 2 all sport CAA scholar-athletes of the year, and last season 70% of the men and 75% of the women were Provost Award recipients. The men's team boasts a 5 year average GPA of 3.37 and the women boast a 3.48. The Team has been honored as a Scholar All American 64 times and 3 Individuals have been named Scholar All Americans
Tribe Swimming is deeply connected to the community. This year the team will host the 43rd Annual James River Swim which will raise $10,000-$15,000 for the American Cancer Society and will give 180 hours of community service to the Annual Kiwanis Shrimp Feast. The team has deep connections with the local elementary school, Williamsburg Special Olympics, and Camp Kesem. Many other students are highly involved in research, other clubs across campus, greek life, summer travel abroad, and many partici[pate in internships across the country.
Areas of Focus
Use seasonal newsletters to keep all those interested in Tribe Swimming up to date and informed. Reach more Individuals with an engaging social media presence.
Bring together regional alumni and host local events. Develop a mentorship program to help link students and young alumni with older well-connected alumni. Continue to drum up support for well-established events such as the James River Swim and Riley Cup Golf Tournament.
Long Term Success of the Program
Our goal is to elevate our brand in the department. This means we will continue to fundraise for the program to meet and exceed the F22 fundraising goal, the long-term goal of The All In Campaign, and continue to strengthen our endowment for sustained success.