Student-Athlete Profile: Cailey Simard

The Bridgewater State University Women’s Swimming & Diving team had some exciting new additions to the team after coming in 2nd place in the Little East Conference (LEC) Championships last season. One of those additions, is diver Cailey Simard (she/her).  

Simard is a freshman majoring in Physical Education. Simard graduated from Haverhill High School where she was on the Girl’s swim team along with Gymnastics and Girl’s Lacrosse. Her love of swimming & diving is lifelong as her mother was a swim & dive coach in Haverhill. 

Simard has been constantly breaking the BSU diving records this season. She first broke the BSU One-Meter diving record against UMASS-Dartmouth on November 19th with a 272.05 first-place score, That broke the record of BSU Hall of Famer and Diving Coach Jennifer Jackson of a 263.05 point record. Simard has continued to break that record at just about every meet that the Bears team attends. Simard also broke the three-meter mark at the January 28th dual meet with Babson College, where she posted a score 305.75, which also broke Coach Jackson’s record of 293.40 points. In that meet with Babson, she also improved on her one-meter record as she posted a score of 303.10.  

In the most recent meet against the Plymouth State Panthers on February 4th , Simard won both diving events with a 264.15 on the one-meter and a 269.0 on the three-meter, which is a Moarity Pool record.  

Because of her great performance, Simard is qualified for the NCAA Division 3 North/Northeast regional championships on the weekend of February 24th at New York University. She is the 2nd BSU diver and the 1st BSU female diver to qualify for Regionals as Anthony Fuccillo qualified for the Men’s Regional Diving championships in 2003. 

Simard’s goal for her first season with the Bears was to do her best. With that, she looked at breaking the diving records at BSU.

“I’m proud of myself for doing those things, and I’m glad that I had a such support system of my family and my coaches,”  Simard said.

Head Coach Michael Caruso and Diving Coach Jennifer Jackson were integral to Simard’s success, and she’d like to thank them for their support along with her mother, who attends all swim meets.  

Simard can help bring the LEC Championship home for the Bears, as the team will be competing at the Little East Conference Championship from February 16-20 in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  

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