Swimming - Boys Varsity
Wyoming Seminary has a tradition of academic and athletic excellence. The Swimming and Diving program stresses the importance of hard work and dedication both in the pool and out. We stress diligence and focus when training in the pool and on land, as well as academically, where we place the majority of our students on Dean’s list if not High Honors. Our highly competitive PIAA District 2 schedule allows our student athletes to improve steadily over the course of the season. In addition to a fantastic Swimming and Diving program, all our students are challenged and enriched by our tremendous faculty and our college-prep curriculum, which prepares the students for success collegiately.
Many Blue Knights have gone on to have success swimming in college at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III levels. The Blue Knights have competed at colleges and universities, including:
American University (I)
Bucknell University (I)
Campbell University (I)
Columbia University (I)
Dickinson College (III)
Gettysburg College (III)
Ithaca College (III)
King's University (III)
Kutztown University (II)
Lafayette College (I)
Loyola University Maryland (I)
Naval Academy (I)
Princeton University (I)
Susquehanna University (III)
Towson University (I)
University of California, Berkeley (I)
Wilkes University (III)
The 2020-21 season was highlighted by a 1:26.57 finish in the 200 free relay, a new school record set by the quartet of Richie de Luna, Thomas Rydzewski, Zhantore Akylbekov and Nansen Wang. The Boys Swimming team finished with a 9-1 record in Wyoming Valley Conference competition in 2020-21. It was the latest in a long line of successful seasons, which includes the 2003 and 2017 campaigns when the Blue Knights won WVC and District 2 championships.
For more information about the swim program at Wyoming Seminary, submit the swimming interest form or contact coach Philip Mercatili at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Lucas Adria Perez||2021|
|Zhantore (Zhan) Akylbekov||2024|
|M. Gabriel (Gabe) de Luna||2023|
|W. Richard (Richie) de Luna||2023|
|Artur (Artur) Gilicinski||2023|
|Jonas (Jonas) Ranft||2022|
|William (Will) Ritsick||2021|
|Patsakorn (Pat) Ruthirawut||2022|
|Yusen (Nansen) Wang||2022|
Philip Mercatili '03 — Head Coach
Philip Mercatili '03 has been the coach of the Wyoming Seminary swimming and diving teams since 2011. Phil swam for Sem and went on to compete collegiately at Dickinson College. He is a member of Sem’s science faculty.
For more information about the swimming program at Wyoming Seminary, contact Coach Mercatili at email@example.com.
Julia Baur '16 — Assistant Coach
Julia Baur '16 came to Wyoming Seminary in 2015 as a senior student. She made tremendous strides during that season and went on to swim at Susquehanna University. Julia graduated from Susquehanna in 2020 with a degree in elementary education and returned to the area to continue her education. She is currently working on her special education certificate at Misericordia University. The 2022 season will be Julia's second season coaching Sem swimming.