Swim season ends on a high note
This past weekend, the Carnegie Mellon men's swim team finished its season with two national titles, a coach of the year award, several All-American honors, and the breaking of nine school records, and one NCAA record.
Coach Dr. David Belowich is in his seventh year as head coach at CMU, his twentieth overall. He led his team to third place in the 2004 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, at which the team finished in the top eight in eight events. In doing so, he earned 2004 NCAA Coach of the Year.
Senior Brian McCarthy won his second NCAA Championship, this time for the 400 IM. He not only beat the old record by half a second, but beat the former record holder by two seconds. Junior Chris Pearson earned his first title in the 200 freestyle.
Senior Brian Jucha earned All-American honors, finishing sixth place in the 100 butterfly. Also making All-American were members of the 200 medley relay and members of the 800 freestyle relay.