Iowa women’s swim and dive finishes 12th at 2022 Big Ten Championships

The Hawkeyes finished last in the 12-team event at the Soderholm Family Aquatic Center in Madison, Wisconsin.


Dimia Burrell

Iowa backstroke swimmer Kennedy Gilbertson competes during a swim meet between Iowa and Minnesota at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday Oct. 8, 2021. The Gophers defeated The Hawkeyes 156-104.

Chase Szewc, Sports Reporter

Iowa women’s swim and dive finished 12th in the three-day 2022 Big Ten Championships on Saturday.

The Hawkeyes competed in the 100-meter freestyle, platform diving, the 400-meter free relay, and the 200-meter backstroke, breaststroke, and fly at the Soderholm Family Aquatic Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

In the 200-meter backstroke prelims, four Hawkeye juniors registered season-best times: Kennedy Gilbertson (2:01.45), Anna Brooker (2:02.55), Georgia Clark (2:03.15), and Zoe Pawloski (2:05.28).

Overall, 10 Hawkeyes recorded personal bests in Madison this weekend.


The Big Ten Championships will prove to be the last event on the Iowa swimmers’ schedules in 2021-22. The Hawkeyes did not post NCAA-qualifying times in any events.

Iowa’s divers will compete in the NCAA Zone D Championships in two weeks. All NCAA Division I divers receive invites to the zone championships.

Claire Hartley led Iowa’s platform dive performance at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a season-high 205.70 points to finish 24th.


The 2022 NCAA Zone D Diving Championships will be held in Madison March 5-9.

The event will serve as Iowa divers’ last chance to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships.

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