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The Smith swimming & diving program aims to provide an opportunity, through training and competition, for team members to set and achieve challenging goals. Camaraderie, team spirit and enjoyable participation are stressed, as is working hard toward individual and team goals.

Individual as well as team development is stressed. Each athlete follows a personalized training program that challenges her to reach beyond her perceived limits. Swimmers receive varied and challenging workouts for their specific events; training to improve strength and flexibility, practice in goal-setting and mental preparation for competition, and videotape analysis of their performance.

Divers also benefit from strength and flexibility training, mental rehearsal and visualization exercises, the use of a trampoline equipped with a training rig and videotape analysis of their style.

In the past 30 years, the team has become known for excelling against tough competition. It has finished in the top 10 at Division III NCAA nationals five times. Smith swimmers and divers have earned more than 140 All-American honors and have included four national champions.

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