Women's Swimming and Diving

About the Program
The women's swimming and diving program at Bowdoin has become one of the most competitive teams in New England. In the winter of 2005-06 the squad posted three dual-meet victories and is one of the school's most exciting up-and-coming squads.

The team swims an extremely competitive schedule that includes NESCAC rivals Bates, Tufts, Colby, Williams and Amherst, in addition to non-conference foes such as Babson and MIT. Bowdoin has had numerous All-Americans and has boasted one national champion. In 1980 and '82, Lissa McGrath '83 was the 400 individual medley national champion and in 1983, McGrath was the 200 individual medley champion. More recently, Maureen Singer '01 was a three-time All-American in diving.

Bowdoin competes in one of the top facilities in New England, Leroy Greason Pool. The 16-lane pool, which opened in 1987, has been host to several major meets, including NESCAC Championship and NCAA Regional Qualifying meets. Named for a former Bowdoin President, the pool includes one and three-meter diving stands and is equipped to meet all the needs of Bowdoin student-athletes. In addition, there is a seating for 1,000 spectators.


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Women's Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff

Head coach: Brad Burnham
Assistant coaches: Harvey Wheeler (Diving), Carter Thomas

Brad Burnham was named the second coach in the history of Bowdoin swimming and diving in 2000. Previously at UCLA, Burnham has gone about building his program at Bowdoin with a contagious enthusiasm that has generated a great deal of excitment in and around Greason Pool.

Burnham was involved in all aspects of running a Division I swim program while at UCLA. He assisted in technique development and race strategy while also overseeing daily workouts, overall season planning, budgeting and recruiting. During his six years at UCLA, Burnham helped the Bruins finish no worse than 16th place at the NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships. During his time at UCLA, Burnham worked with over 40 All-Americans.

Before joining UCLA, Burnham received his Master's in Exercise Physiology from Colorado State University. While earning his degree, Burnham also worked as a graduate assistant swim coach and a graduate teaching assistant in his field. During the summer, Burnham worked at the prestigious Stanford Swim Camp as a counselor and coach.

During his coaching career, Burnham has worked with two Olympic swimmers. While at Colorado State, he helped train Amy Van Dyken, who earned four gold medals at the 1996 games in Atlanta. At UCLA, he worked with Annette Salmeen, who also won a gold medal at Atlanta.

Burnham graduated from the University of Maine in 1992 with a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education and Health Fitness. A Dean's List student, Burnham was the captain of the Black Bears' swim team his senior year.

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Women's Swimming and Diving Roster

Name Year Pos. Hometown/School
Annie Chisholm '09 Breaststroke San Francisco, Cali./Marin Academy
Liz Dann '09 Breaststroke Burlington, Vt./Loomis Chaffee
Aurora Kurland '09 Free Lexington, Mass./Lexington
Melissa Locke '09 Breaststroke Seattle, Wash./Garfield
Caroline Sholl '09 Freestyle/Butterfly Cranbury, N.J./Princeton
Christina Fish '10 Freestyle Milton, MA/Milton Academy
Caitlin Callahan '11 Breaststroke Essex, CT
Emma Chiappetta '11 Butterfly Mameroneck, NY
Rachel Gang '11 Freestyle Bethesda, MD
Zoe Harran '11 Freestyle Pukalani, HI
Molly Homoki '11 IM Allison Park, PA
Erin McAuliffe '11 Backstroke Andover, MA
Leah Navarro '11 Free/IM Peabody, MA
Allison Palmer '11 Freestyle Stonington, CT
Eileen Palmer '11 Freestyle Alexandria, VA
Megan Sullivan '11 Freestyle Darien, CT
Yasmine White '11 Distance Free Boulder, CO
Ginger Leone 11 Diver Canton, Mass./Canton
Jessie Small 11 Freestyle Wayne, Pa./Episcopal Acad.

Head Coach: Brad Burnham
Assistant Coaches: Harvey Wheeler (Diving), Carter Thomas
Team Captains: Elizabeth Dann, Aurora Kurland, Caroline Sholl
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 Women's Swimming and Diving Schedule

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Women's Swimming and Diving Releases

Date Posted Title
03/08/2006,  10:00AM Chapman, Tudor and Burleigh Qualify for NCAA's
02/22/2006,  11:00AM Swimmers Earn All-NESCAC Honors
03/08/2005,  10:00AM McLean, Burleigh Qualify For Nationals
11/19/2004,  3:00PM 2004-05 Swimming and Diving Preview
11/21/2003,  4:00PM 2003-04 Swimming and Diving Preview
02/20/2003,  8:00AM Women's Swimming to Host NESCAC Championship Meet
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Women's Swimming and Diving : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990