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Swim Team

Chelsea Piers Connecticut is proud to announce that nine athletes from the Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club will continue their swimming careers at DI programs this fall. The swim team began in September of 2012 and has grown into one of the strongest programs on the east coast recognized annually by USA Swimming as top 50 club nationally for 18 and under swimmers.

Those who will continue to as student-athletes at top DI programs in the fall include:

  • Spencer Erickson – Darien, CT - Georgetown*
  • Connor Morikawa – Weston, CT - Georgetown* 
  • Catherine Hamilton – Rye, NY - Villanova 
  • Bridget Semenuk – Riverside, CT - Texas @ Austin
  • Kate Douglass – Pelham, NY - University of Virginia
  • Elizabeth Boeckman – Greenwich, CT - Princeton*
  • Siera Daly – Weston, CT - Dartmouth* 
  • Andrew Lydon – Old Greenwich, CT - Holy Cross
  • Emily Warner – Greenwich, CT - Claremont McKenna*

“Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club is so proud of these seven athletes who are a shining example of our values,” says Jamie Barone, CPAC Head Coach and Chelsea Piers Aquatics Director. “We have created a culture that attracts talented athletes and inspires them to work hard over a long period of time to achieve their goals. We are fortunate to have the facility, knowledgeable staff and dedicated swimmers to see such great results.”

The team is led by Jamie Barone, who was born and raised in Stamford, CT and competed at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials.  The professional staff of coaches, which includes multiple Olympic Trials Qualifiers, former National and International level competitors, NCAA qualifiers, have come together to create an environment that nurtures athletes and supports their long term vision.

*DISCLAIMER: A “verbal commitment” by a coach is not an offer of admission, as only the Admissions Office has that authority. An Ivy League coach can only commit his or her support in the admissions process. Moreover, an Ivy League Likely Letter is not an offer of admission to the university.

About Chelsea Piers Connecticut Teams

Chelsea Piers Connecticut provides an unprecedented opportunity for student-athletes across eight sports to train and compete under one unified banner. Chelsea Piers athletes have full access to both off-surface training, led by certified personal trainers in our dedicated Competitive Team Training Center, and on-surface coaching in their sport of choice. Our world-class facilities attract top-level instructors from around the world, including seasoned and certified youth coaches with Olympic, NCAA and professional backgrounds. Their goal is to prepare athletes for success, not only in their sport of choice through age-appropriate goal setting and training, but also in their lives through the development of essential teamwork and leadership skills.

About Chelsea Pier Aquatics Club (CPAC):

Chelsea Piers Connecticut is the home of Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club (CPAC) one of Connecticut's most successful competitive swim teams. CPAC offers opportunities for all levels of swimmer from the 7-year-old beginner to the 18-year-old National Qualifier.  Every aspect of a swimmer's career is considered, including but not limited to: nutritional education, mental approach to training and racing, dry land exercise (including injury prevention circuits and strength & conditioning routines), and a strong emphasis on technical proficiency in the water.