The Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame has expanded by three. Gina Mancini, Emily Caras Snyder, and Jason Thomas were all recently inducted into the hall.
Mancini was one of the most successful swimmers to ever come out of Falmouth High School. She was undefeated in all four years of high school competition, and was named the state’s Class B Swimmer of the Year twice, in 2004 and 2005. In addition, Mancini was named an NISCA All-American three times in her freshman, sophomore, and senior seasons at Falmouth. She excelled in the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Following her high school career, Mancini swam at Notre Dame.
Snyder made a habit of breaking records during her career in the pool. To this day, she holds a grand total of 39 state age group records. While competing for Cape Elizabeth High School, Snyder set five state records, and was ranked #1 in the nation in her age group. Snyder swam for Cornell, and set school records in four events.
As a sophomore, Thomas set state records in 200 free and 500 free, which still stand today. He later transferred to Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, and earned numerous All-American honors. Thomas joined the Tennessee Swim Team, then joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of captain. He passed away in 2016. Your text to link…
The Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame inducted its first member in 1995.