Men's Swimming & Diving
 

MCC Swimming and Diving History

The MCC Swimming and Diving team was founded in the 1969-70 season, just a few short years after the college opened the Brighton campus. Today, over 500 swimmers and divers  are alumni of the MCC Tribunes. Alumni are spread throughout the world and successfully contribute to the “greater good” in a wide variety of professions.  It is the coaching staff's belief that the alumni’s experience at Monroe Community College as a student and athlete has been instrumental in their contributions to the world at large.

In the early days, the team practiced at the Rochester Institute of Technology pool, as the MCC aquatic facility was not completed until 1978. Starting in the '69-70 season, MCC established itself as a regional and national power and has steadily been recognized at the national level. In its history, MCC has had 10 individual national champions (in 13 events) and over 70 individual CSCAA or NJCAA All-Americans (in well over 100 events). In 2016 Tamara Miler joined Mallory Morrell, Urska Ros, Matt Monaghan and Laura Peel as the only MCC swimmers to establish national records. The information below demonstrates the finest in MCC swimming and diving over the years, and we hope that it is an accurate reflection of the fine student-athletes that have swum for MCC. The current coaching staff is proud to uphold and expand on the achievements of those that have coached and swum before our tenure here.

Alumni Weekend

The current coaching staff has established an Alumni Weekend during the college’s Homecoming Weekend.  The coaches bring back some of our past swimmers and introduce our new team to them.  The festivities include a “fun” meet where any of our alumni are invited to match up with our current team.  If you would just like to come and watch, that is encouraged as well.  The alumni then gather at a local establishment at night to catch up and enjoy a social evening together.  

  


NJCAA National Records
50-Yard Freestyle - Laura Peel (24.19) - 1986
200-Yard Breaststroke - Matt Monaghan (2:03.68) - 1992
100-Yard Butterfly - Urska Ros (55.41) - 2003
50-Yard Freestyle - Mallory Morrell (22.94) - 2011
1000-Yard Freestyle - Tamara Miler (10:05.15) - 2016

 

NJCAA Individual National Champions
1986 - Laura Peel (50-Yard Freestyle)
1989 - Sara Bachoffer (Diving)
1992 - Matt Monaghan (200-Yard Breaststroke)
2002 - Urska Ros (500-Yard Freestyle and 200-Yard Butterfly)
2003 - Urska Ros (500-Yard Freestyle, 100- and 200-Yard Butterfly)
2003 - Michal Bogacki (200-Yard IM)
2007 - Kazuma Uda (200-Yard Breaststroke)
2008 - Daniel Branca (1,650-Yard Freestyle)
2010 - Kevin Burns (400-Yard IM)
2011 - Mallory Morrell (50-Yard Freestyle)
2012 - Alaiya Tuntemeke (1-Meter Diving)
2015 - Tamara Miler (500 free, 1650 Free)
2016 - Tamara Miler (200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, 1650 Free)

 

NJCAA or CSCAA All-Americans

Sarah Bachoffer    Matt Monaghan    Steve Lochte    Gary Bartomus   
Ilian Noach Lisa Marriotti Mark Campbell   Laura Peel
Brian McNally Bob Carvotta Dave Pesch Dave Weaver
Mike DiBacco Joe Russell Mary Anne Wright    Jeff Frey
Anne Ross Mickey Zollo Lorie Gibson Jamie Heffron
Dave Natarelli Kelly Smith Dave Hannas Ed Walrath
David Marsh Stephanie Switzer*    Peggy DeGroot* Shawn Austin*
Matt Baxter* Carolee Ayers* Nikki Sesock* Kristi Powers*
Urska Ros* Yulong "Leo" Lin* Michal Bogacki* Leigh Anne Dubois*   
Nicholas Prima* Ania Tadla* Roshelle Ogden* Andrea Crye*
Jordan Cronise* Carl Ostrander* Stephen Langendorfer*  Joshua Brewer*
Caitlin Robison* Mateusz Frucz* Kasuma Uda* Melissa Ashby*
Amy Buisman* Elaina Burns* Jaclyn Cowles* Cathleen Schwartz*
Stephanie Toth* Caitlin Gruschow* Caitlin McNamara* Daniel Brigano*
Daniel Branca* Nathan Butler* Bethany Peris* Hali Snow*
Grant Oosterling*    Kevin Burns* Tom Deiure* Meghan Rickelman*   
Megan Vandewinckel* Andrea Berger* Jennifer Conklin* Leeann Kiskiel*
Mallory Morrell* Alaiya Tuntemeke* Tore Hansen* Gus Ramos Dos Santos*  
Caroline Gardner* Mike Klugo* Rose Louk* Tamara Miler*
Katlheen Lowry* Megan Mack* Abby Tripp* Heather Chrisman*
Hallie Marquart*      

* - denotes All-Americans since 1996 (when the current coaching staff started)

 

Coaching History

Hal Roche (1969-1985)
Steve Lochte (1986-1995)
Dan Dubois (1996-Present)

 

NJCAA National Top-5 TEAM Finishes
Men Women
1976 - 4th 1981 - 4th
1981 - 5th 1982 - 4th
2000 - 4th 1998 - 5th
2001 - 4th 1999 - 3rd
2002 - 4th 2000 - 3rd
2003 - 4th 2001 - 2nd
2004 - 3rd 2002 - 3rd
2005 - 3rd 2003 - 3rd
2006 - 3rd 2004 - 3rd
2007 - 3rd 2005 - 4th
2008 - 4th 2006 - 3rd
2009 - 4th 2007 - 2nd
2010 - 5th 2008 - 2nd
2011 - 4th 2009 - 3rd
2013 - 4th 2010 - 4th
2014 - 5th 2011 - 5th
2015 - 3rd 2012 - 4th
2016 - 5th 2013 - 4th
  2014 - 5th
  2015 - 2nd

2016 - 3rd
  2017 - 5th

 

NJCAA Non-Scholarship Division Champions
Men - Al Zamsky Award: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 
Women - Spyke Johnson Award: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Region III Champions
Men: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 
Women: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Region III Runner-Up 
Men: 1999, 2017
Women: 2004

 

Northeast District Champions
Men: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Women: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Eastern District Champions (No longer held)
Men: 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
Women: 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995

 

Eastern District Runner-Up (No longer held)
Men: 1989
Women: 1987, 1993