Swimming - Girls' Varsity


Swimming at Wilbraham & Monson Academy is a highly competitive sport that supports the needs of competitive swimmers of varied backgrounds, from experienced club swimmers to first year competitive swimmers. WMA has a robust middle school swimming program that regularly produces some of the Academy's top performers. Over the past three years, the Titans have averaged about 30 participants in swimming at the varsity level. WMA is able to cater to the needs of each individual by rotating groups of swimmers through practice based on a combination of age and ability. The result is a highly specified program, where both new swimmers and highly experienced swimmers can and do improve.

Every member of the varsity team practices for a minimum of an hour-and-a-half a day, while our most experienced members can take advantage of morning lap swims and longer afternoon workouts. Over the last four years we have repeatedly produced swimmers who competed at the highest level of New England Swimming.


Program Philosophy

Swimming is an activity that promotes life-long health and wellness. Special focus is given to long-term results through a strong foundation of proper technique and beneficial training habits. At the core of the WMA philosophy is a belief in the potential of every athlete. Our program strives to build a supportive and empowering community to allows each athlete to attain the maximum benefit from the sport.

Northfield meet, Jan. 16

Worcester meet, Dec. 5


Kristina

Aguilar

2023

Wilbraham

MA

Kristina

DiPietro

2024

Springfield

MA

Anxhela

Elezaj

2019

Tirana

Albania

Rilee

Harris

2023

Somers

CT

Victoria

Hintlian

2019

Natick

MA

Astrid

Mihalopoulos

2021

Las Vegas

NV

Kennedy

Pelletier

2025

Wilbraham

MA

Anna

Axas

2019

Ludlow

MA

Isabella

Gomes

2020

Palmer

MA

Norah

Omar

2021

Wilbraham

MA

Emily

Tarbell

2020

Monson

MA

Isabelle

Wilson

2022

Monson

MA

Xin Julie

Xiong

2020

Shanghai

China

Dan Moran comes to WMA with 10 years of coaching experience ranging from private swim lessons to head coach of age-group and high school swim teams. While with his last team, Coach Moran was able to turn around a program that had a 1-7 dual meet record the season before he became head coach to an undefeated season in his first year at the helm. Over the next two years the team won three league championships and remained unbeaten. Coach Moran graduated from Springfield College in 2006. While there he earned All-American honors in the 200-yard butterfly and currently holds five Springfield College records. In addition to coaching the Titans, Coach Moran also teaches humanities to Blake Middle School students.

Greg Walsh, assistant coach

Cora Gauvin, assistant coach

2017-18

Highlights from NE Championships:

  • Ania Axas '19: 200 IM and 100 Fly champion
  • Xin "Julie" Xiong '20: 100 Breast champion; third place in 500
  • Girls 200 Free Relay: third place
  • Girls 400 Free relay: third place

2015-16
  • New England Division III meet: Christina Felchner 1st 50 Free, 1st 100 Free; Ania Axas 1st IM, 5th 100 Butterfly
  • Ania Axas school records in 200 IM, 100 Butterfly, 500 Free

2014-15
  • New England Division III, 5th place
  • New England Division III champion: Christina Felchner (50 free, 100 free)
  • New England runner-up: 200 free relay, 400 free relay
2012-13
  • WNEPSSA Division III team champion
  • WNEPSSA Division III champions: Ivy Durepo (50 free, 100 free), Maddy McCloskey (500 free)
  • New England Division III team champion
  • New England Division III champion: Ivy Durepo (50 free, 100 free), Maddy McCloskey (200 free), 200 free relay
2011-12
  • WNEPSSA team champion
  • WNEPSSA champion: Ivy Durepo (50 free)
  • Bud Erich Invitational champion: Ivy Durepo (50 free, 100 free)
2005-06
  • WNEPSSA Division III champion
2004-05
  • WNEPSSA Division III champion
2003-04
  • WNEPSSA Division III champion
2002-03
  • WNEPSSA Division III champion


EventName of record holderSchool RecordPool RecordName of record holder
(if different than school record holder)
200 Medley RelayKonstantakos, Durepo, Harrington, Felchner

1:56.13 2/22/13

1:56.82 '19

Kelly, Yoon-Jin, Lubbe, Taylor (NMH)

200 FreestyleAnia Axas '191:55.82 2/25/171:56.80Ania Axas '19 1/14/17
200 IMAnia Axas '192:08.22, 3/4/18
2:15.02
Xin "Julie" Xiong '20 2/10/18
50 FreestyleIvy Durepo '13
24.21, 3/3/1324.82

Ania Axas '19 1/16/19

DivingHeidi Wolcott ’88
188.85
same
100 Fly
Ania Axas '1957.16, 1/16/19
same
100 Freestyle

Ania Axas '19

52.94, 2/24/18
53.68
Ania Axas '19 1/12/19
500 FreestyleAnia Axas '195:16.46 2/27/16
5:24.04Ania Axas '19, 5:24.04
200 Freestyle RelayMcCloskey, Konstantakos, Felchner, Durepo
1:45.26 2/28/13
1:48.27
Douvadjian, Rollings, Codere, Goldrick ’05
100 BackstrokeMaddy McCloskey '15
1:02.51, 1/9/13
1:02.83
Salli Lubbe, NMH 1/16/19
100 BreaststrokeAnia Axas '19

1:108.99 3/4/18
1:09.82Julia Courntey, Cheshire 2/11/09
400 Free RelayMcCloskey, Harrington, Felchner, Durepo
3:47.55 2/22/133:32.20
Northfield Mount Hermon 1/16/19

Scoreboard

vs.
Kingswood-Oxford
Away
Win

Xin "Julie" Xiong '20 (100 breast, 100 fly) and Ania Axas '19 (200 IM, 500 free) were double winners. Julie nearly broke the pool record in the fly. Kristina DiPietro '24 touched first in the 50 free.

vs.
Worcester Academy
Home
Win 58-36

Julie Xiong set pool records in the 200IM and 100 butterfly. Ania Axas won twice, setting a pool mark in the 500 free. Kristina DiPietro also won two events.

vs.
Cheshire Academy
Home
Win 55-39

Ania Axas '19 set two pool records. The first was the 100 free in 53.68 seconds and the other in the 50 free (25.00).

vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon
Home
Loss 53-41

Ania Axas '19 set a pool and school record in the 100 butterfly, and a pool record in the 50 freestyle.

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