Women's Swimming

 

  Chelsea Downing
Chelsea Downing

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Falmouth, Mass.

High School:
Sturgis Charter

Height:
5-9

Event:
Free/IM

Birthdate:
08/12/1990


04/20/2012

Swimming & Diving Teams Hold Annual Banquet

Both teams handed out season awards and honored departing seniors.

02/26/2012

Minutewomen Come In Fourth At Atlantic 10 Championship

Michaela Butler was named Most Outstanding Diver after claiming the gold in the three-meter, Saturday night.

02/25/2012

Minutewomen Remain In Fourth At A-10s

Zoe Judd set a school record in the 200 freestyle.

02/24/2012

Minutewomen Set Three School Records, Move To Fourth In The Standings

The women knocked down records in the 500 free, 50 free and 200 free relay.

02/02/2012

Swimming & Diving Take On A-10 Rival Fordham On Senior Day

The meet is going to be aired on CBS 3 Now and UMass All-Access.

General: Holds three all-time UMass records in the 400 IM (4:30.47), 1650 free (17:10.78) and 500 free (4:58.58) while also ranking second in the 1000 free (10:21.71) ... Is a member of the school record holding 800 free relay team (7:32.42).

2011-12 (Senior): Placed sixth in the 400 IM (4:32.48) and eighth in the 1650 free (17:19.82) at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship ... Grabbed second place in the 1000 free (10:45.65) against Fordham (2/4) ... Took fifth in the 1650 freestyle (18:03.12) at the Dartmouth Invitational (1/27) ... Claimed first in the 100 IM with a time of 1:01.96 and second in the 500 freestyle (5:16.23) against Bryant (1/20) ... Finished fourth in the 400 IM (4:43.00) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/13) ... Claimed fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.75) against Northeastern (12/30 ... Took second in the B-Final in the 400 IM (4:29.39) at the Terrier Invitational (11/18) ... Won the 400 IM with a time of 4:41.11 and finished second in the 1000 free (10:39.31) against Binghamton (11/4) ... Took second in the 500 free (5:15.79) against Army (10/22) ... Finished third in the 1000 yard free (10:47.18) and finished fourth in the 500 yard free (5:20.07) at Boston University (10/15).

2010-11 (Junior): Finished sixth in the 400 IM (4:30.13) and eighth in the 1650 free (17:15.35) at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23-26) ... Took third in the 1000 freestyle (10:42.90), and fifth in the 200 breaststroke against Fordham (2/5) ... Finished third in the 1000 freestyle (10:33.83) and sixth in both the 400 IM (4:39.39) and the 500 freestyle (5:16.22) at the Dartmouth Invitational (1/28-29) ... Grabbed first place in both the 1000 free (10:41.82) and the 500 free (5:10.82) against Boston College (1/21) ... Competed in the 400 yard IM (4:42.28) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/15) ... Against Northeastern finished second in the 200 yard freestyle relay (12/4) ... Competed in the Terrier Invitational helping the 800 yard freestyle relay to a fourth place finish (7:41.16)(11/21) ... Placed fourth in the 500 yard free (5:15.57), fifth in the 400 yard IM (4:47.06), first in the 1650 yard free (18:04.24), and competed in the 500 yard free relay against Binghamton (11/6) ... Finished first in yard freestyle (10:52.78), first in the 500 yard freestyle (5:14.97), and second in the 400 yard IM (4:39.14) against Stony Brook (10/30) ... Finished second in the 1000 free (10:47.08), and took first place in the 500 free (5:12.75) in the win against Army (10/23). Took fourth in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:49.42) and helped the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a second place finish (3:49.64) against Boston University (10/16).

2009-10 (Sophomore): Finished sixth in the 1650 free (17:22.09), sixth in the 400 IM (4:31.63), and and ninth in the 500 free (5:00.19) at the A-10 Championships (2/20) ... Notched second in the 200 IM (2:11.39) and third in the 200 free (1:58.06) against Fordham (1/30) ... Took second in the 1650 free with a time of 17:48.46 at Colgate (1/24) ... Registed a second-place finish in the 1000 free (10:44.38) at Boston College (1/22) ... Notched a first-place finish in the 400 IM (4:37.11) along with a pair of second-place finishes in the 1000 free (10:42.97) and 500 free (5:08.87) events at the Rhode Island Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 1000 free (10:52.03) at Northeastern (12/5) ... Led the Minutewomen at the Terrier Invitational with two record-breaking performances in the 1650 free (17:10.78) to finish third and the 500 free (4:58.58) to finish fourth, while also recording the second fastest time in school history in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:21.71 (11/22) ... Notched a victory in the 500 freestyle (5:13.45) while grabbing a pair of second-place finishes in the 1000 freestyle (10:50.35) and 200 individual medley (2:13.37) against Binghamton (11/7) ... Helped lead the charge against Stony Brook with a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 freestyle (1:57.33) and 500 freestyle (5:12.44) events (10/31) ... Swam a season-best time of 10:40.87 in the 1000 freestyle at Army (10/24) ... Finishes third in the 1000 freestyle (10:49.30) in the team's season-opener against BU (10/17).

2008-09 (Freshman): Was a member of the school record-setting 800 free relay team while also notching a seventh-place individual finish in the 1650 free(17:26.09) at the A-10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Finished third in the 500 free (5:17.12) and fifth in the 1000 free (11:04.11) at Fordham (1/31) ... Notched two second-place finishes: 1650 free (17:46.58) and the 200 IM (2:13.67) at home against Colgate (1/25) ... Finished first in the 500 free (5:10.55) against Boston College (1/24) ... Placed first in both the 500 free (5:08.30) and the 1000 free (10:36.29) while also adding a third-place finish in the 400 IM (4:42.50) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16-17) ... Finished second in the 1000 free (10:47.54) and third in the 500 free (5:17.87) against Northeastern (12/6) ... Earned A-10 Rookie of the Week honors after notching a fourth-place finish in the 1650 free (17:13.45), sixth-place in the 400 IM (4:34.33), and tied for ninth in the 500 free (5:02.40) at BU's Terrier Invitational (11/21-23) ... Placed first in the 500 free (5:21.91) and second in the 200 free (1:59.41) at Binghamton (11/8) ... Notched her first-career first-place finish in the 400 IM (4:40.09) while adding a second-place finish in the 1000 free (10:41.65) against Stony Brook (11/1).

2009-10 (Sophomore): Took a 500 free victory (5:12.44), also winning the 200 free (1:57.33) ... Also grabbed second-place in the 400 IM at Stony Brook (10/31).

Before UMass: Graduated from Sturgis Charter Public High School while completing the International Baccalaureate Program...Swam for the Cape Cod Swim Club for eleven years ... Was a Sectional and National B Swimmer in many events including the 1650 free (17:03) and the 400 IM (4:31.62) ... Ranked first, fifth, and seventh in the New England Championship from 2004-2007 ... Was team captain in her senior year.

Personal: Chelsea Breann Downing ... Nicknamed Chelyfish ... Born on August 12, 1990 in Falmouth, Mass. ... Daughter of Ron and Tracy Downing ... Has a brother, Ian ... Majoring in elementary education and art.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Nov 1
    at Binghamton 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 8
    vs Brown 1:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 21
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Saturday, Nov 22
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Sunday, Nov 23
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
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