About Us

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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. 

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Tribe Swimming and Diving has a rich 95-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

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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. In recent years, more than two thirds of the team have been 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. 

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Tribe Swimming is deeply connected to the community. Each year the team hosts the annual James River Swim raises thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. The team donates 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 of the student-athletes are highly involved on-campus in research, clubs, Greek life, summer travel abroad, and many participate in internships across the country. 

Areas of Focus

Communications

Through our newsletters and social media, we work to keep all those interested in Tribe Swimming up to date and informed. 

Events

Through hosting events on-campus and regionally, we bring together alumni to build and maintain deep connections. Our annual events include a Homecoming Tailgate in the fall and the Riley Cup Golf Tournament in the spring.

Supporting Current Student-Athletes

By providing professional connections and a network of supportive resources, we help create an excellent student-athlete experience that goes beyond the pool and prepares Tribe Swimmers for success after graduation.

Long Term Strategic Success

The Tribe Swimming program has existed for almost a century. It has evolved and grown and must continue to adapt in a changing landscape of high ed athletics. Our strength in fundraising and sharing the story of Tribe Swimming will continue to aid our long-term success.