Team General Information
Team Type: College/University Team
This team has nationally-ranked swimmers
Sub Affiliation: DII Independent
Number of Members: 15
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Gold
About the Coaches: Maureen Travers Head Coach
Maureen Travers begins her 11th season as head coach of the LIU Post women’s swimming program. She was chosen to head the fledgling program during the spring of 2002, and she also serves as aquatics director for LIU Post’s Pratt Recreation Center.
Travers had one of her finest seasons as coach of the Pioneers in 2011-12 as the squad went undefeated in its dual meets during the season and finished second at the Metropolitan Championships. Tamara Garriock earned All-America accolades at the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish in the 500 free and seventh-place finish in the 200 free. Garriock, along with Mairi Morrison, Cornelia Hanes and Johanna Pettersson also earned Honorable Mention in the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 400 free relay. In the classroom, the Pioneers averaged a 3.7 GPA, which was recognized as the highest team average among all three NCAA divisions.
The 2010-11 season was another year of records and All-Americans for the Pioneer swimming program under Coach Travers. Throughout the course of the year, four new individual records were set along with two new established relay records. The squad placed fourth out of 19 teams at the Metropolitan Championships. At the NCAA Championships in March, Hanes, Riley Cassidy, Garriock, and Morrison all were named All-American Honorable Mention for their performances. They were also named Scholar All-Americans and helped the team achieve a 3.59 GPA, the highest in Division II and tied for fourth across all three NCAA divisions.
Michael Travers Assistant Coach
Stephanie Palmeri Assistant Coach
How to Sign up: Contact: Maureen Travers