Carl Samuelson Looks Back on Forging Williams College Women's Swimming Program

WILLIAMSTOWN — When recent Williams College Head Swim Coach Steve Kuster returns home from coaching in the 2016 Rio Olympics, he’ll likely be greeted early on by a man who helped pave the way for Kuster and recent graduate Faye Sultan to travel to Brazil.

With a recent move to Sweetwood Retirement Living Community in Williamstown, legendary Ephs coach Carl Samuelson has remained in the vicinity of the school at which he forged a women’s swimming program. A program that Olympic 50-meter swimmer Sultan has called her academic and collegiate swimming home the last four years. A program that Kuster took over from a retiring Samuelson in 1999.

Jessie Tobin Commits to UTampa as Freestyle Specialist

PITTSFIELD — Next fall will be a homecoming of sorts for St. Joseph’s Jessie Tobin.

The senior, who hails originally from the Sunshine State will return to Florida to swim and study in the collegiate ranks.

Tobin signed a National Letter of Intent Monday to attend the University of Tampa, where she will swim freestyle for the Spartans in NCAA Division II competition.