The Amherst Men’s Swimming and Diving Team visited Union College on Saturday, Nov. 16, to kick off the start of their season, determined to improve on finishing a close second last year to their NESCAC rivals, Williams College. After an offseason of intense preparation, all the swimmers showed just how far they’d come since the previous season, handily beating the Dutchmen.

Amherst College’s Pratt Field renovation project began in the winter of 2012 is set to be completed in the very near future, completing a makeover that will upgrade the fieldhouse, grandstands and track of the third-oldest NCAA football field in the country.