Another week, another set of awards for the College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming programs. Tim Sweeney bagged a Performer of the Week honor for his efforts against Adelphi University last week, as did Dakota Dawkins on the women’s side. Ewa Wojciechowska took Rookie of the Week honors on the women’s side. The weekly winners are the final of the season for the City University of New York Athletic Conference, in anticipation of its Championship next week.
For Sweeney, this is the second CUNYAC weekly honor for the sophomore, who had another record-breaking turn in the pool this week. In his two individual races against the Panthers last week, Sweeney won both, and set a new school record in the 1,000-yard Freestyle with a time of 10:08.76. Later in the program, Sweeney took gold in the 500-yard Freestyle with a time of 4:59.22. Sweeney was also part of a 200-yard Freestyle Relay team that placed second with a time of 1:36.28.
The Adelphi meet on the women’s side was a record-setting one for CSI, as five CSI records were broken in the event. Both Dawkins and Wojciechowska were part of three of those records. The duo shared one record as part of the 200-yard Medley Relay team that scored a time of 2:01.89, good for a new record at CSI.
In individual performances, Dawkins first set a record in the 200-yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:29.06. Later in the meet, Dawkins scored a time of 1:10.16 in the 100-yard Breaststroke, also a new CSI record. Dawkins broke her own record in both races.
Wojciechowska had a similar night, setting both of her records in freestyle events. In the 50-yard Freestyle Wojciechowska scored a record-breaking time of 26.36, and then she did it with a time of 57.50 in the 100-yard Freestyle.
It was a fitting end for the trio to an exceptional season, and next up for the Dolphins will be the CUNYAC Championships at Lehman College on Feb. 6-8. The Dolphins men are the defending champs, while the women will be trying to improve on their third place finish from a year ago.