The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming programs received their first laurels of the season yesterday, when they collected CollegeSwimming.com’s first Swimmer of Week accolades representing the CUNYAC. Both swimmers had abridged weeks with limited competition but packed a powerful punch. CollegeSwimming.com awards weekly honors in all NCAA conferences as well as overall national winners.
Wojciechowska had the biggest body of work in the week that was, with two meets both against conference opponents. Against John Jay College to start the season, the junior swept three first place finishes, including two individual events. In the 200-yard Freestyle, she came in at 2:05.62, winning the event by over 24 seconds. She doubled the effort in the 100-yard Butterfly with a time of 1:07.80, winning that event by over 18 seconds. She was then a part of CSI’s 1:59.19 team in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay.
Four days later, Wojciechowska was aces in the 1,000-yard Freestyle, scoring a win with an incredible time of 11:41.65, winning the race by over three full minutes. In the shorter 100-yard Freestyle, she topped all at 57.61, an over five-second win. She finished with a second place performance in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay.
On the men’s side, CSI only had the lone meet on November 4 against Brooklyn College. Sweeney was a perfect three for three with two of the races coming in individual heats. The first was in the 200-yard Freestyle, where he set the CSI record with a time of 1:43.31, winning the event by over 17 seconds. He followed it up with a 51.58 showing in the 100-yard Butterfly competition, winning that one by over 12 seconds. He wrapped up the meet with a strong showing with his teammates in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay, coming in at 1:32.74, a full six seconds ahead of the pack.