Kingswood Oxford competes across NEPSAC and Founders League, where they have seen success. The girls’ program has finished in the top ten since 2012 while the boys’ program has finished in the top five since 2012, winning the championship in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Every year the team hosts the KIT Swim Invitational in early December. The program emphasizes individualized training and instruction, focusing on improvement throughout the season. Our team comprises hard-working swimmers and divers for whom individual goals and improvement are as important as team goals. Our coaching staff has extensive experience coaching at all ability levels, assuring ample instruction and individualized attention in all aspects of training. The Wyvern swimming and diving team is a group of student-athletes dedicated to their academic pursuits, to the sports of swimming and diving, and to each other as teammates and friends. Each swimmer and diver is committed to success at individual and team levels and works to achieve his or her goals through focused training, healthy habits, and team unity.
All Kingswood Oxford athletes have access to our 33-acre campus, with multiple playing fields, an artificial turf field, a multi-purpose fieldhouse, a yoga studio, and two fitness centers. Certified athletic trainers are on hand every day to ensure the health, well-being, and development of every student-athlete. Every team also reflects the school’s core values, demonstrating honesty, integrity, respect, learning with passion, and caring beyond self.
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- Opponent Home/Away Date Time Location Result
- Hopkins School Away Nov 30 3:00 pm Hopkins School —
- Wilbraham & Monson Academy Home Dec 03 3:00 pm —
- TBD Dec 10 2:30 pm —
- Northfield Mount Hermon School Away Jan 11 3:00 pm Northfield Mount Hermon School —
- Suffield Academy Away Jan 18 3:00 pm Suffield Academy —
- Canterbury School Away Jan 21 3:00 pm Canterbury School Win 87 - 79
- Hamden Hall Country Day School Away Jan 25 4:00 pm Hamden Hall Country Day School —
- Williston Northampton School Home Jan 28 1:00 pm —
- Kent School Away Feb 01 3:00 pm Kent School —
- St. George's School Away Feb 04 3:30 pm St. George's School —
- Westminster School Away Feb 08 3:00 pm Westminster School —
- Feb 25 12:00 am —
- Mar 01 12:00 am —
- # Name Hometown
- Elias Brandt West Hartford
- Jason Chen West Hartford
- Pindar Chen South Windsor
- Xuhui Chen Shanghai
- Jaedan Curcio Mereden
- Damian Czartoryjski Farrmington
- Evan Goldfarb West Hartford
- Daniel Grigorian West Hartford
- Yue Huang Shanghai
- Aman Kumar Ellington
- Andrew LaCroix Granby
- Aiden Ladewig Manchester
- Samuel Lewis West Hartford
- Chenxi Li Shanghai
- Yudian Ma Chendu
- Jackson Poulin South Windsor
- Sruthan Tokala Cromwell
- Samit Virmani Farmington
- Shuhan Zhang West Hartford
- Mason Zimmer East Hartford
Upper School Science Teacher
Williams College, B.A. ;Wesleyan University, M.A.L.S[email protected] 860-233-9631 X2344
Kraus loves the natural energy in the classroom and the pursuit of ideas and problem-solving that is positive and purposeful.“In science, I appreciate making the material clearer for my students,” he said. “The class begins as a big adventure into the vast unknown, and in the last third of the year, the kids get excited by their own understanding. They can absorb this challenging information now. They have a sense of confidence and think, ‘I can handle this. It’s all coming together.’ As an educator, it’s incredibly gratifying to witness that and know that you were a part of the student’s development.”
Recognizing his extraordinary generosity and fairness, The Founders League recently awarded Kraus the M.D. Nadal Sportsmanship Award for 2018. Kraus believes that sports provide an essential pathway for living and learning life lessons: “Here’s how you work hard, here’s how it plays out, here’s how you measure success,” he said.
Interim Dean of Students
Connecticut College, B.A.[email protected] 860-233-9631 X2302
Kata studied cellular and molecular biology at Connecticut College and has enjoyed sharing her love of these topics by teaching biology, chemistry and human anatomy and physiology at KO. She has also studied community psychology, abnormal psychology, and family therapy at the University of New Haven. Kata has worked in the Dean’s Office at KO for over a decade and loves the work she does to support students in their personal growth and development and engagement in the community. Kata also serves as head coach of the varsity swimming and diving team. She lives in West Hartford with her husband (and fellow KO faculty member) David Baker, their two children, and their dog Dobby.
Upper School Math Teacher
Central Connecticut State University, B.S.[email protected] 860-233-9631 X2340
Ms. Johnson is dedicated to student success and employs integrating technology, such as the interactive formats of Desmos and Geogebra, in the classroom to enhance learning. She believes in building connections and promoting collaborative communication in the students’ conceptual understanding of the material. Through positive feedback, an organized environment, and including students’ interest in daily lessons, she develops meaningful relationships with her students.