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Alexandra Polivanchuk caps career with Gallaudet swimming and diving program

Alexandra Polivanchuk caps career with Gallaudet swimming and diving program

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University swimming and diving program would like to show their appreciation to Alexandra Polivanchuk for her dedication to the swimming program as a student-athlete and an assistant coach for the past four years. Polivanchuk is leaving the program to return to her homeland of Sweden to take a new job as project manager for deaf education. Polivanchuk's last meet with the program was Nov. 21 against Cedar Crest.

Polivanchuck made her Gallaudet debut in January 2012 and won her first three events. She went on to help the Bison women's team place third at the 2012 conference championships where she was named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Women's Swimmer of the Year. At the NEAC championships she had two first-place finishes, set three conference records and two program records.

Through her three-year career she was named NEAC Swimmer of the Week five times, earned 11 first-team honors, one second-team honor and three third-team honors. During the 2013-14 season she was a member of a relay team that broke a 20-year-old Gallaudet record. Polivanchuk currently holds four individual school records and four team relay records.

As an assistant coach, she effectively motivated the men's and women's teams and engaged with many new swimmers and raised their enthusiasm. She was a significant factor in the dramatic time drops the swimmers have experienced in meets so far this year.

"She has a unique combination of skill, enthusiasm and leadership ability," said Gallaudet coach Larry Curran. "She will be missed by team members and coaches alike. We send her off with the best wishes in her future endeavors."

SCHOOL RECORDS STILL HELD BY ALEXANDRA POLIVANCHUK

Event     Name     Time     Date, Year
50-yard butterfly     Alexandra Polivanchuk
     27.72      Feb. 15, 2014
                   
50-yard breaststroke     Alexandra Polivanchuk
     34.19      Oct. 20, 2012
                   
100-yard breaststroke     Alexandra Polivanchuk     1:12.55     Oct. 20, 2012
                   
200-yard IM     Alexandra Polivanchuk     2:19.19     Feb. 17, 2012
                   
200-yard freestyle relay     Alexandra Polivanchuk
Katie Giles
Thyra Wood
Anna Polivanchuk 
    1:47.87     Feb. 14, 2014
                   
400-yard freestyle relay     Anna Polivanchuk
Molly Verseput
Thyra Wood
Alexandra Polivanchuk 
    3:54.35     Feb. 16, 2014
                   
200-yard medley relay     Anna Polivanchuk
Katie Giles
Alexandra Polivanchuk
Thyra Wood 
    1:58.12     Feb. 15, 2014
                   
400-yard medley relay     Anna Polivanchuk
Katie Giles
Alexandra Polivanchuk
Molly Verseput 
    4:24.46     Feb. 14, 2014