Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams Are A-10 Champs in 2024

The men's team won its fourth straight title, the women's team its third straight.

February 25, 2024

GW men's and women's swimming and divings teams A-10 champs

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams are A-10 champions in 2024. Photo by: Amber Searls / Atlantic 10

The George Washington University men's and women’s swimming and diving teams won the 2024 Atlantic 10 Championships over the weekend. It was the fourth consecutive A-10 title—and seven out of the past eight years—for the men and the third straight title—and fourth out of the past five years—for the women.

Between both the men's and women's teams, GW broke 17 A-10 records, 27 program records and won gold in 26 events. GW won all 10 relays, establishing new conference records in seven of the 10. 

For the men’s team, junior Connor Rodgers won a share of the Most Outstanding Male Performer after his stellar week. Rodgers earned 60 points for the Buff & Blue's cause—a gold medal in each event he swam.

For the women’s team, first-year student Zoe Schneider was voted Most Outstanding Female Rookie Performer after her A-10 Championship debut. She finished with 54 points (most on the women's team) after her three podium finishes. Schneider won the 500-yard freestyle with a new program record and collected second-place finishes in both the 1,650-yard freestyle and 400-yard IM.

Sophomore Olivia Paquette was voted Most Outstanding Female Diver of the meet after sharp performances in both diving events.

In addition, Head Coach Brian Thomas earned his seventh and eighth A-10 Coach of the Year awards as he was named the conference's best coach on both the men's and women's sides for the third-straight season. GW diving coach Christopher Lane won Women's Diving Coach of the Year. Lane led a team of divers that won both events, made five A-10 final appearances and contributed 100 points to GW's final score.