ASC Swimming & Diving Team
The 2017-2018 Swimming & Diving season has begun for the Alfred State Pioneers! This year, we have nearly 40 Student-Athletes on our roster and we are striving for greatness in both the Classroom and in the Pool! After a successful campaign last year in which our programs were named CSCAA Scholar All-America teams while both finishing in the top-3 at the AMCC Championships, we are excited to see what this season has in store with the largest team roster in the history of Alfred State Swimming & Diving!
With this increased roster size comes increasing financial constraints. Our major focus this year is making sure that everyone has the opportunity to go to Florida for our Winter Training Trip in January. This trip is the most important week of training in our season. The athletes are pushed to their limits with their sole focus on setting themselves up for success at the end of the year. The cost of this trip is around $1,100 per person, the majority of which is paid out of pocket by our Student-Athletes. This trip is a necessity but like most NCAA Division III programs, is not fully funded by our Athletic Department.
THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP!
Anything you can give to support these hardworking Student-Athletes goes a long way to helping them achieve their goals. Each Student-Athlete has been tasked with raising at least $250 for this trip to alleviate the cost. As soon as that goal is met, we are then going to use any other donations to help pay for the essentials - team warm ups, team bags, new backstroke flags, and to help cover the cost of our end of the season cookout.
For the swim alumni that participated in the NJCAA, we would like to recognize your accomplishments as well. Our goal is to purchase a record board for all records set before the transition into NCAA. We are asking for donations to help with this, along with other expenses to help improve the pool, and to show off what Alfred State College Swimming and Diving has accomplished. We are hoping that you can find a way to help support our efforts towards reaching our goal.
Thank you for your consideration and support for the Alfred State Swimming and Diving Team!