Alex Towers
Alex Towers
  • Year:
    Sr.
  • Hometown:
    Philadelphia, PA
  • High School:
    Episcopal Academy
  • Events:
    Distance, Back
  • Major:
    Biology
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna

Bio



SwimCloud Results

At CMS
2022-23 (Junior)
SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Finished sixth in the 1650 at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 17:42.96 ... Also qualified for the finals in the 500 free and came in eighth with a top time of 5:11.50 ... Won the 100 back at the CMS Invitational in 1:02.81 ... Was second in the 1000 free in two tri-meets, with Cal Lutheran and La Verne and with Caltech and Chapman ... Added a second-place finish in the 1000 in a dual with Redlands   

2021-22 (Sophomore)
SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Finished fifth in the 1650 at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 17:35.36 ... Added an eighth-place finish in the 500 in 5:12.26 ... Came in 11th place in the 200 free in 1:56.46 ... Took second in the 1650 in a dual with Redlands, and was second in the 1000 in a tri-meet with Chapman and Caltech ... Added second place finishes in the 500 and the 100 back in a dual with Occidental.  

2020-21 (First-Year)
SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Athenas did not compete due to COVID-19.

Prior to CMS
Attended the Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, where she was a member of the swimming and diving team ... Also competed for the Penn Charter Aquatic Club. 

Personal
Attends Claremont McKenna, where she majors in biology ... Chose CMS because "when I began visiting schools, I started to think I might never find a school that had everything I was looking for and ultimately, I would have to figure out what I was willing to give up. However, after visiting CMC, meeting with Coach Charlie, CMC faculty, alumni, and students, I felt an emotional connection and optimism that I had not felt at any of the other schools. I sensed a strong commitment to academics and athletics, but no one seemed to be in it just for themselves (competitive yet supportive community). As for CMS, Charlie’s philosophy of working hard and being successful as a team was exactly what I was looking for and it was so consistent with the videos I had watched of current team members. I’ve been so fortunate to be on a club team with teammates I consider to be my family and I knew I had made the right decision about CMC/CMS when I heard current team members refer to the team as a family as well. Before leaving California, I watched a practice from the stands. As I saw what seemed to be a group of talented athletes working hard, yet still having fun in the pool, I vividly remember looking to my mom and we both couldn’t believe I found a school that had it all."

News Mentions

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Athenas Swim and Dive wins All 16 Events in Senior Day Win over Redlands

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team honored its five seniors prior to the meet, and then celebrated by...

January 27, 2024

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Distance Swimmers Dominate for Athenas in Close Loss to Division I California Baptist

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Katy Shaw won the 500-yard freestyle and the 1650-yard freestyle, leading a 1-2-3 finish in both events, but the Claremont-Mud...

January 13, 2024

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Athenas Swim and Dive Cruises to SCIAC Win over Occidental

EAGLE ROCK, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team won 15 of the 16 events as it captured a 227-64 win over...

January 6, 2024

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Athenas Swim and Dive Takes Two Wins in SCIAC Opener

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team, the defending SCIAC Champions, opened league play in 2023-24 by...

November 4, 2023