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High School Swimming Five from Brunswick named All-Americans

July 11, 2018

The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association/Speedo All-America Boys Team was recently announced and five Brunswick School athletes earned national honors.

Rising seniors Christian Farricker, Keegan Drew and Cole Pierce received All-America accolades, along with rising junior Marcus Hodgson and recent Brunswick graduate Thacher Scannell.

The fastest one hundred submitted and accepted times in each event were named All-America by the NISCA.

A Riverside resident, Hodgson garnered three awards from the NISCA, giving him five All-American honors in just two seasons. He was 77th on the All-America list in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.71 seconds. Hodgson was also part of the Bruins’ 200-freestyle relay team, which posted a time of 1:24.97 (61st in the nation). The soon-to-be junior also swam on Brunswick’s All-America 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:04.31, 28th in the country).

Farricker, earned three All-America selections. The Cos Cob resident was 37th nationally in the 500-freestyle (4:27.49) and also competed on the team’s All-America 200 and 400 freestyle relay squads.

Drew, from Harrison, N.Y., was a member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relay All-America teams, while Pierce made the All-America list in the 500 freestyle (4:29.29, 61st in the nation). Pierce, who resides in Greenwich, also helped spark the 400 freestyle relay team.

Scannell, a Stamford resident, helped key the Bruins’ All-America 200 freestyle relay team. He will continue his swimming career at Davidson College, which has a Division I program.

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