Hyde Captures National Crown in 200-Yard Breaststroke

Hyde Captures National Crown in 200-Yard Breaststroke




GREENSBORO, N.C. – Amherst College senior standout Emily Hyde set a new NCAA Division III record and was named the national champion in the 200-yard breaststroke during the last day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday evening in Greensboro, N.C.

Amherst finished as the second highest scoring NESCAC squad with 158 points, and placed sixth overall. Emory led the 54-team field with 560 points, followed by Kenyon (476), Williams (286), Denison (329), and Johns Hopkins (188).

2015-16 marks the fourth straight season that the women's team has placed sixth at the national meet.


  • Hyde continued a phenomenal display at the four-day national meet, and closed out her collegiate career with a national championship in her final individual race. Hyde clocked a new NCAA meet record of 2:12.30, besting the previous meet record of 2:12.83 set by Williams's Lindsay Payne in 2006.
  • Hyde, who also powered to an individual crown in the 200-yard individual medley on day one with a time of 2:01.15, is now a three-time individual champion, having previously won the 200-yard IM at the national meet in 2014. Hyde also snagged her third All-American honor over the course of four days.
  • Bridgitte Kwong '19 swam in the consolation finals of the 200-yard backstroke placed 14th overall with a time of 2:02.16.
  • The 400-yard freestyle relay quartet of Dorit Song '19, Zoe Pappas '19, Sarah Conklin '16, and Hyde earned 15th place overall with a time of 3:28.25 in the consolation finals.