NEW YORK - Columbia men's swimming and diving head coach Jim Bolster is reloading for the 2012-2013 season. The Lions welcome 10 talented swimmers and a standout diver to aid in an Ivy League Championship chase this upcoming season.

"The Class of 2016 is a diverse and talented group that should add plenty of firepower to our team. Ronald Chen, Jared Namba, Codi Saunders and John Santoro will be big contributors in the IM events. Christian Vivadelli and Ryan Turner will contribute frontline strength and depth to our distance crew, Alex Mango and Tyler Mattingly will vie for bragging rights in the middle distance free events, while Benjamin Xu and Kevin Quinn, a pair of Olympic Trial qualifiers for Canada and the U.S., respectively, will lend their talents to the backstroke and butterfly events. Derek Kim is a solid diver with much potential and will give us added depth on the boards."


Ronald Chen Foster City, Calif. San Mateo Breast/IM
Alex Mango Gladstone, N.J. The Pingry School Freee/Fly
Tyler Mattingly Tucson, Ariz. Salpointe Catholic Free
Jared Namba Corona Del Mar, Calif.
Corona Del Mar Back/Fly
Kevin Quinn Evanston, Ill. Cal Berkley Fly/Back/IM
John Santoro New Canaan, Conn. New Canaan Dist. Free
Codi Saunders El Cajon, Calif. Valhalla Free/Breast/IM
Ryan Turner Sarasota, Fla. Riverview Dist. Free
Christian Vivadelli     
Richmond, Va. Maggie Walker Gov. Free/Back
Benjamin Xu Clarksville, Md. River Hill Free/Back/IM
Derek Kim Novi, Mich. Novi Diving