Sept. 5, 2020
Alex Syrkin of La Canada, CA has announced her decision to swim at Cornell University beginning in the 2021-2022 season. Her brother, Danny Syrkin , committed to swim for USC’s class of 2024. She swims year-round for the Rose Bowl Aquatics, and she is entering her senior year at La Canada High School. She shared her excitement in a post on her Instagram: I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Cornell University! Thank you to my family, coaches, teammates, and friends for all the love and support along the way. Go Big Red! 🐻❤️ A ...
March 29, 2020
The initial end, or what was perceived to be the end, wasn’t one of those feel-good tales which captures fans’ hearts. It was quite the opposite, actually, a brutal finish to what had otherwise been a remarkable career. While athletes in some sports can get away with a sub-par performance, rarely does swimming allow that luxury. Think of the baseball diamond and the numerous times we’ve heard about a pitcher working his way to a victory without his best “stuff.” Maybe his curveball doesn’t feature its typical bite, but the ability to lean on pinpoint l ...
Jan. 22, 2020
The men’s swimming and diving team began their 2020 season jet-lagged and fatigued. After flying back from a training trip to Hawaii on Sunday, Columbia topped Cornell, which has won only one Ivy meet this season, at home 167-133 on Tuesday, but fell on the road to Brown 186-114 on Saturday.