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Girls’ Swimming


About the Program

Milton Academy’s swimming and diving team prides itself on hard work and good sportsmanship. We offer spaces on the team for all levels of swimming expertise, competing in meets at least once a week on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday. Our season begins mid-November and ends in the first weekend of March with the New England Swimming and Diving championships.

Grounded in its strong team spirit, Milton’s co-ed swimming and diving team cares about individual improvement, team support, and having a good time in the water.  The team practices Monday through Friday at Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester.  Swim practices usually combine a team stretch, dry-land work for both core strength and power and then water work that includes a healthy dose of stroke drills, kicking and breath control.

Currently, the swimming and diving team does not have access to a diving board, so the program is not able to support the event of diving.

Coach Bob Tyler and Coach James LaRochelle both embody a coaching philosophy that focuses on the quality of practice, not the quantity of yards.  They train swimmers to focus on their technique in strokes—with good technique comes speed—and to swim smarter races.  Each athlete deserves and receives individual attention from both coaches and also is able to see their strokes through the footage of an underwater camera.

Coaches and Captains

Head Coach: Bob Tyler

In his twenty-third year as the head coach of the Mustangs, Bob Tyler has seen the program grow from its humble beginnings when most swimmers arrived with little competitive experience to the present day where serious top-ranked New England swimmers come to train. Besides coaching at Milton, Bob has spent his summers as one of the assistant directors at the Technique Swim Camp at Harvard. Additional coaching work includes assisting with the Northeastern University Swim team, Bernals’ Gator Swim Club and Avon Old Farms School varsity swim team.

Assistant Coach: James LaRochelle

 Assistant Coach: Suzanne DeBuhr   

Suzanne DeBuhr has been a member of the Milton swimming/diving coaching staff since the 2009-10 season as the head diving coach. She began diving when she was 8 years old and continued to dive both in high school and college. Coaching diving is one of the highlights of her work at Milton, which also includes teaching religion and psychology courses in the History Department, coordinating the school’s Affective Education program, and overseeing the chapel program.


Captains: Caroline Curtis ’24 & Alitza Soiffer ’24

Girls' Swim Team Records
200 MEDLEY RELAY 1:51.90 Caroline Magann 2018 3/5/17
    Leydn McEvoy 2020  
    Mary Howley 2020  
    Casey Delano 2017
200 FREESTYLE 1:49.53 Lilly Vivado 2016 3/8/15
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 2:09.25 Lilly Vivado 2016 12/6/14
50 FREESTYLE 24.75 Casey Delano 2017 3/16/16
1 M DIVING (11 DIVES) 344.55 Tiffany Nguyen 2012 3/2/12
1 M DIVING (6 DIVES) 218.79 Tiffany Nguyen 2012 2/22/12
100 BUTTERFLY 56.52 Lilly Vivado 2016 3/8/15
100 FREESTYLE 52.65 Casey Delano 2017 3/16/16
500 FREESTYLE 4:57.38 Lilly Vivado 2016 2/20/15
200 FREESTYLE RELAY 1:39.69 Jessica Xu
2016 3/8/15
    Kali Tyler
    Lilly Vivado
    Casey Delano 2017  
100 BACKSTROKE 57.94 Lilly Vivado 2016 2/25/15
100 BREASTSTROKE 1:09.47 Casey Delano 2017 3/8/15
400 FREESTYLE RELAY 3:40.77 Casey Delano 2017 2/20/15
    Lilly Vivado 2016  
    Jessica Xu 2016  
    Elise Atkinson 2016
1st Team Schedule and Results