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2014 Girls Swimming & Diving Incredible Turn Around

The Girls team picked up 8 new freshmen with tons of potential.  Hoping to build off the new members, the team reestablished themselves in the CCC South Conference after a difficult 0-12 season last year.  The team tied for the CCC South Title, broke 4 school records, and Adrianna Ciebielski qualified for All State in the 100 Breast!

2013-14 Boys Swimming & Diving Most Impressive Season Performances Ever!

The Boys team broke 9 of the 12 school records in the post season, had 3 All-Americans, 2 Class L champions, and 7 All State Athletes.  Team finished 4th in Class L and 5th at State Open.

2013 - Girls Swimming and Diving hoping to Reload this season

The Girls Swimming and Diving program is looking for new swimmers and divers to join our program!  Don't have much experience? Don't worry about it?  If interested email Coach Charles at charlest@mpsct.org.

2012-13 Boys Swimming & Diving has Incredible Post Season Performances

The team really stepped up in the post season.  After clinching the CCC South title for the 3rd time in a row, the team went on to come from behind and win the CCC South Championship meet over Bristol.  The team qualified 18 kids for the State meet, and started things rolling with 4 divers scoring in the state meet to give us the highest team score going into swimming trials.  2 divers qualified for teh open, Dan Kinney (All-State) and Monica Marcello, finishing 4th and 12th respectively.  Swimming state trials were exciting with 100% best times and some incredibly big drops, moving the team from 8th to 4th place going into trials.  Finals continued the excitement as further drops took place in all the relays, with the 200 and 400 free relays qualifying for Opens.  Matt Dagenais had a huge meet winning both the IM (new school record) and 100 Back (new Class L record), and being named Most Valuable Peformer of the meet.  Opens were just as exciting, with Dagenais coming from behind to win the 200 IM, and the 200 Free Relay moving up from 21st to 6th and a new school record.  The team finished 9th.

2012 - Girls Swimming and Diving will have to fight to defend title

The Girls Swimming and Diving team came into the 2012 season with 7 new faces.  With a strong diving program led by 3 seniors, and 3 seniors in the pool the team faces many obstacles to continue their streak of undefeated CCC South wins.  The loss of many key performers last year means many ladies will have to step up to fill the roles. 

2011-12 Boys Swimming & Diving  CCC SOUTH CHAMPIONS DEFEND TITLE

The Boys team was unusually small this year, but it paid off with incredible training lanes and work ethic.  The guys ended the season 11-4, losing some incredibly close meets to Farmington, Conard, and Wethersfield.  They rolled through the CCC South this year with tremendous depth both in the pool and on the board.  More to come as the post season continues!


The Girls team got off to a tough start with the first half the of season starting 1-6.  However, the girls rallied, and the hard training throughout the season began to really pay off as the girls went on a 6 meet winning streak to lock up the conference title for the 3rd year in a row!  Although a small team, there were many huge performances that led to 8 All-Conference Swims.  8 girls went onto states, and Adrianna Cielbielski went on to State Opens finishing 13th overall in the 100 Breaststroke.

2010-2011 Boys Swimming and Diving CCC South Champions

The Boys team started off with a lot of young blood.  With another large crop of freshmen, the team promised to have great potential as it focused on rebuilding against a tough CCC schedule of meets.  The team ended up 11-5, far surpassing preseason expectations, and winning the CCC South title for the first time.  Now one of only three teams in the school to have ever won a banner, the team can also boast of winning the CCC Championship meet again this year as well. 

2010 Girls Swimming and Diving Repeat as Conference Champions

Being the only team to bring home a banner in all three season of MHS athletics in 2010 comes with the heavy weight of trying to defend the title and live up to expectation.  The 2010 team has the personnel to do so!  With a very strong senior group, and a huge influx of freshmen, the team is looking to continue its success this year.  Although the first half of the season will be facing some of the best teams in the state, Middletown expects another winning season. 

2009-2010 Boys Swimming & Diving has Huge Numbers!

The team swelled to 48 people trying out this season.  36 made the final cut, providing the team with incredible depth this season.  The team finished runner's up in the CCC South Division, losing a tough dual meet to a shaved Berlin team.  However, Middletown rallied well and posted impressive times at the Championship meet at the end of the season.  Middletown boasted a large number of All-Conference swimmers as well qualifying a bunch of performers for states. 

2009 Girls Swimming Wins Conference Title in CCC South!

The girls team had an epic year.  Winning the conference title, a feat not accomplished since 1989 at MHS, Girls Swimming & Diving brought home Middletown's only banner this fall.  The team had 9 All Conference performers, set a school record in the 200 Free Relay, and sent 11 athletes to states.  The team finished 8-4 on the season, and 5-0 in the conference division. 

2008 - 2009 Boys Swimming  -

The Boys team came out bigger than ever this year with 55 people trying out.  We got the team down to 40 dedicated and motivated individuals ready to go out and make history.  The team went UNDEFEATED in dual meet competition this year, posting a 13-0 record!  The post season should prove to be an exciting one as Middletown plans at making a run at another Conference title and sending strong numbers to States!

2008 Girls Swimming Huge Success -

Girls Swimming was a tremendous success this fall, finishing 9-2 and 2nd in the Nutmeg Conference.  The team hasn't finished that well since 1989.  The team worked incredibly hard this year, led by a strong senior class, peaking at a weekly average over 8000 yards.  We kicked off Midnight Madness with a bang this year; practicing twice and following up with a successful car wash.  The team had a great time down at Hammonassett State Park, battling jellyfish, telling ghost stories, and doing push ups in the surf.  It was a very successful season for the girls team and we hope to carry that positive record over into the CCC next year.

2007-2008 School Year! -

Boys Swimming - This has proven to be quite an incredible year.  With Coach Baldwin retiring, and all the close meets, it has been very exciting.  After a tough loss to Hall and a tie with East Hartford, the boys team prospectus looked dim.  However, as is the measure of any team, the ability to come back and continue to be competitive after a hard loss speaks volumes for our team.  Perhaps the highlight of the season was the meet against Farmington where we pulled off an unimaginable win.  We spent another February break in Florida with some awesome training, team bonding, and a lot of sun.  Conference Championships was a battle, and despite everyone getting best times, Farmington's depth was just a little more than we could compete with.  However, some incredible times were posted including new conference records, particularly in the Medley Relay and 100 Breast, and a school record in the 100 Fly! 

Girls Swimming - Hammonassett Trip 2007 was pretty ridiculous!  We had a lot of fun camping, running along the beach, telling ghost stories, hanging out around the fire, eating everything is sight, and of course, swimming in the Sound.  It was a great, and highly anticipated, first camping trip.  Hopefully, the first of many to come.  Hopefully we'll have some pictures for you to see in the photo album.  Feel free to email me with whatever pics you have at charles@charleshistory.com.

Girls Swimming Prospectus:  With a great start at this year's Midnight Madness, and a successful fundraiser working at the Middletown Grand Prix bike race, girls swimming is looking good!  We have unprecedented numbers, with 47 athletes out for the team this year.  As a result, Middletown looks to be a deeper, stronger, and faster team overall this year.  We have our sights set on a few key meets this season, and are excited to be hosting 9 competitions at home!  Check out the calendar below to see the times and locations for all the meets this season.

Check out the calendar for updates, meets, and team events... 

2006-2007 School Year! -

Boys' Swim team had a pretty exciting year.  They had a great deal to live up to after last year's undefeated season.  The team went 13-2 this year with losses to Avon and Farmington.  However, the team was not to be denied, and after coming off of a great week of training down in Florida, the boys came back to win a very exciting Nutmeg Conference meet after being seeded 3rd! 

We had a phenomenal swim season this year for the girls.  It was a real turn around season coming back from a 2-11-1 record the previous year to finish up with a 6-6 season this year.  Highlights definitely would have to include the win over Mercy High School for the first time in history, an awesome Conference meet in which Middletown dropped more cumulative time than any other team, and a record setting trip to states where the 200 Free Relay team of Cassandra Cotharin, Abby Horton, Wanda Szarek, and Erica Fugger broke the school record in a time of 1:48:09.  Erica Fugger also tied the 100 Free record of 56.64!  The usual fun times were repeated with the annual Midnight Madness and Night of Craziness at MHS.  Although we will be losing 4 fantastic seniors, the team is geared up for what could be a very promising '07 season!

Check out the pictures from the season and the rap video from the sports banquet at http://charlest.web.aplus.net/downloads

2005-2006 School Year! -

We had to successful seasons this year, both with the girls' team and the boys' team.

The Boys' team finished with an incredible 16-0 season, winning the Nutmeg Conference meet as well and sending 6 guys to the CT State Open meet.  We had a great sports banquet honoring the guys for all their successes, and I hope to be able to upload a few pictures and possibly a movie for you to see.  Stay tuned.

The 2005 Girls' team had a number of highlights including - the first Midnight Madness, a number of team bonding nights (which led to rap battles, capture the flag, and dance offs), a successful weightlifting program, and a tremendous end of the year taper.  Check out this PowerPoint which documents all the fun and excitement!  (It could take as long as 10 minutes to download this file, just make sure you don't have a pop-up blocker on and don't touch anything once you've clicked on the link!)

The coaches had a great deal of fun this year working with the girls.  As much fun as everyone had the coaches saw it from a slightly different perspective than the swimmer did.  Here's a movie explaining how we saw it!

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