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    Victory and breaking records on minds of swimmers

    The season for both the men’s and women’s swimming season is rapidly approaching and expectations for success are high. Specifically, winning the conference and breaking records are the goals of both teams this season. While these expectations may be a bit lofty, the teams believe they could accomplish such feats. Moreover, the teams plan on building off last year’s season where they won several events. The men’s swimming team placed second at the Ranger Invitational on Dec. 8 and captured an astounding eight first place finishes at SUNY maritime earlier this year. Not only did they have great team success but they also gathered individual success as well. For example,…

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    QC has a Knight in wet armor—Jordan Melidor

    The Queens College Knights men’s and women’s swimming teams are off to a good season with three wins and two losses. They have surpassed last season’s total of only two wins, with many more appearances to go. A strong swimmer has joined the ranks, breaking records and leaving competition in his mist— 19-year-old Jordan Melidor. Queens College’s swim team most recent competition was at the United States Merchant Marine Academy Memorial Invitational, marking the start of the USMMA swimming season. Adelphi, Southern Connecticut State, Bridgeport University and SUNY Maritime attended the invitational, according to the USMMA Athletics website. Melidor ranked third in the 200-yard freestyle, third in the 500-yard freestyle…

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    QC swimming and diving team make a huge splash in first meet

    Swimming and diving are two unique team sports that individuals sometimes categorize not to be. A team’s wins and losses are composed of players’ individual scores. It is not like other sports where they’re working together on the field, or in the gym, but instead they’re alone in a lane or up on a diving board. Even though the stats make up the record, the team’s support system is needed behind every swimmer in order for them to be successful as a unit. Swimming forces an individual to be disciplined in a different mindset compared to other sports, and requires a special team moral that head coach Yohancey Kingston plans…