Swimming - Girls' Varsity
Pennington’s swimming program is over 80 seasons old, making it one of the oldest programs in secondary schools in New Jersey. The varsity swimming team trains eight times a week in season, including morning and afternoon practices. In recent years the team has won eighteen NJISAA state championships going back to 1996 (eleven straight state titles for the girls and four straight state titles for the boys; boys have won recent back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015).
In 2012 Pennington started an aquatics program which includes lessons, lap swimming, and an aquatics class which teaches swimming within its curriculum. The “Stingrays” also train any Pennington boarding or day student interested in USS swimming year round, as well as swimmers in the community. Our swimming program also includes a middle school team. Numerous varsity swimmers have recently gone off to compete at Denison, UPenn, Fairfield, Ithaca, UMBC, Occidental, Georgetown, Penn State, Michigan, Lafayette, Lehigh, and Kenyon, among others. The School’s aquatic center features an indoor, six-lane, twenty-five-yard pool with a Colorado Touch Pad timing system updated in 2009 and a combination swimming and water polo scoreboard. Underwater filming for stroke analysis and winter break training have also been a part of the swimming program. The team competes against Prep A and B teams in the regular season and concludes with the Mercer County Tournament, NJISAA State tournament, and Easterns held in Philadelphia each year.
George Ward '88 has been coaching since 1994, and Scott Doughty since 2003. Head Coach Ward is also the aquatics director at The Pennington School.
Pennington School Swimming Records: Varsity Girls (pdf)
Click here to view the 2018 Easterns records.