Season Preview: Swimming

Season Preview: Swimming

Looking Ahead to the 2018-19 Season: The Mariners will kick off their inaugural NCAA season of competition at the Louise Goodrum Invitational hosted by UMass.-Dartmouth on this Saturday, November 3, before heading to Colby-Sawyer College next weekend on Saturday, November 10 where both teams will face the Chargers and the women's team will also take on Smith College.

Maine Maritime will compete at the two-day Maine State Meet hosted by Bowdoin College on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1.

The Mariners will open up competition in 2019 against Gordon on Saturday, January 12 and will travel to Brandeis to face Merrimack College and Brandeis on Sunday, January 13.

Maine Maritime will host Western Connecticut State and Plymouth State (women only) on Wednesday, January 16 and St. Joseph's College of Maine on Sunday, January 20 for Senior Day.

The squad will take on Norwich University on Saturday, January 26 and Husson University on Wednesday, January 30. 

Maine Maritime will wrap up the season at the four-day NEISDA Championship hosted by MIT beginning on February 21.

The Rosters: The women's team is comprised of swimmers representing six states: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts and South Carolina. The men's team also has representatives of six states: Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington. 

The Coach: Malena Gatti joined the Mariners' staff in July. Before coming to Maine Maritime, Gatti spent three seasons as the Assistant Swimming Coach at Colby College where she also served as the team's Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2016-2017.

Gatti previously served as the Swim Coach at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida and the Assistant Swim Coach at Amherst Regional High School.

A 2014 graduate of Amherst College, Gatti earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Architectural Studies and swam for two seasons. Gatti is currently working towards her MBA at Thomas College. 

Season Opener: This Saturday the Mariners head to UMass.-Dartmouth for the Louise Goodrum Invitational. This will be the Mariners first-ever appearance at this event. 

Captains: Coach Gatti announced Julie Cavanaugh (Mendon, Mass.) and Matthew Link (Sparta, N.J.) as captains for the 2018-19 season.

Cavanaugh, a Vessel Operations Technology major, helped lead the women's team in their inaugural season of competition, while Link, a senior Marine Transportation Operations major, helped lead the men's team to four victories last season.