CSI Swimming and Diving Team Makes History for Dolphin Athletics

COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND–Last month, the school’s swimming and diving team participated in its first aquatics match as part of the Northeast-10, a Division II conference within the National Collegiate Athletics Association. The women came in second place while the men came in first, both against the two other teams present. 

The NE10 includes eight teams who compete against each other throughout the season and meet again at the Championships in February. The Championship occurs in Worcester, Massachusetts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Sports and Recreation Center. Becoming a member of the NE10s conference was a goal for head coach Michael Ackalitis since the Swim and Dive team was the only team not in a conference.

“The meet went well, the men won against the two other teams and the women split one and one,” Ackalitis said. “Being the first meet for us in the NE10s, it was a good way to see where we are and what we need to work on.”