Trinity Men's Swimming and Diving Captain Featured In Media For His Food Donation Efforts

Trinity Men's Swimming and Diving Captain Featured In Media For His Food Donation Efforts

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's swimming and diving tri-captain and 2017 commencement speaker Doug Curtin (Wayland, Mass.) was featured in a column by Lori Riley in The Hartford Courant last week surrounding his efforts to bring food to the hungry in Hartford.  Curtin and several other members of the Bantam men's swimming and diving squad were earlier profiled on trincoll.edu for this.  For the past two years, Curtin '17 led the Trinity College chapter of the Food Recovery Network, which delivers extra food from the Mather Dining Hall to a shelter in Hartford each week.  The Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a nationwide student movement to prevent food waste and feed those in need. As the movement caught on, more universities and colleges, including Trinity College, began adopting the mission to save excess dining hall food and donate meals to those in their surrounding community.

Listen to Curtin's Commencement Speech

Trinity Swimming and Diving Head Coach Carlos Vega also received media attention  when he was interviewed last summer on Canada's Global News for a story about Olympic Champion Michael Phelps' success at the Olympics in Rio.  Vega explained how Phelps is able to stay underwater longer and how this helps him win races.

Trinity men's swimming and diving finished 7-3 in men's dual meets and placed a best-ever seventh in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Championship Meet at Williams University, and Vega was honored as the 2016-17 NESCAC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year.  The Bantam women were 4-8 in dual meets and placed 11 in the NESCAC Championships at Bowdoin this winter.

read the Hartford Courant story on Doug Curtin

read the story on Doug Curtin and the Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network information

read the interview with Carlos Vega