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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Swimmers compete in the 200-yard fly during the final day of the Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. Iowa competed against Northern Iowa, Iowa State, Coe College, Nebraska, Rutgers, New Mexico State, and Colorado State.

Iowa women’s swim and dive team secures second place, shatters records at Hawkeye Invitational

Daniel Gomez, Sports Reporter December 3, 2023

The Iowa women's swim and dive team made waves at the Hawkeye Invitational over the weekend, delivering a strong performance with record-breaking events and personal bests. On the opening day, the...

Iowa’s Alix O’Brien races in the 500 free during day one of three of the Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. Iowa competed against Northern Iowa, Iowa State, Coe College, Nebraska, Rutgers, New Mexico State, and Colorado State. O’Brien placed sixth with a time of 4:55.19. The Hawkeyes won the first day with 229 points with the Cornhuskers in second with 188 points.

Photos: 2023 Swim and Dive Hawkeye Invitational

Grace Smith and Sahithi Shankaiahgari December 3, 2023

Iowa finished second in the swimming and diving 2023 Hawkeye Invitational with 712 points following Nebraska's first-place win with 784 points. During the three-day invitational, Iowa competed against...

Freestyle swimmers raced to the wall during a swim meet between Iowa and  Northern Iowa at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers 196.5-103.5.

Photos: Iowa swim and dive vs Northern Iowa

Carly Schrum, Photojournalist October 6, 2023

The Iowa Hawkeyes swim and dive team hosted the Northern Iowa Panthers at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.  The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers 196.5-103.5.  Iowa will...

Iowa’s Kennedy Gilbertson competes in the 200-yard freestyle during a swim meet against the University of Northern Iowa at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Gilbertson won the event with a time of 1:53.92. The Panthers defeated the Hawkeyes, 159-133.

Iowa swimming and diving sends three swimmers to try to qualify in NCAA B-cuts

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 23, 2023

Hawkeye swimmers Kennedy Gilbertson, Alix O’Brien, and Scarlet Martin will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana, this weekend to try and improve their B-cut event times ahead of next month’s NCAA Championships. “It’s...

Iowas Sabina Kupcova comes in fast with her finishing up the butterfly portion of the the 50 Yard during day one of the 2022 Hawkeye Invitational  at the Campus recreational and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Kupcova came in 19th place with a time of 24:00.

‘My American Dream’: Iowa freshman swimmer Sabína Kupčová’s journey from Slovakia to Iowa City

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 5, 2023

Sabína Kupčová stood out right away to Iowa women’s swimming and diving head coach Nathan Mundt as one of only two freshmen from outside the U.S.   After the reinstatement of the Iowa women's...

Iowa’s Alix O’Brien can be seen finishing first in her heat in the 500 yard Free Style during day one of the 2022 Hawkeye Invitational  and the Campus Recreational and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. O’Brien had a Final time of 4:54:14 coming in 9th overall. (Vincenzo Mazza/The Daily Iowan)

Alix O’Brien proves herself for Iowa swimming and diving

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter January 29, 2023

Heading into the 2022-2023 swimming and diving season, Iowa head coach Nathan Mundt knew he had to increase the size of the Hawkeyes' roster to compete at a high level. Much of the 2020-21 team...

Iowa’s Ken Gilbertson swims during heat 2 of the 200 meter backstroke during day three of the 2022 Hawkeye Invitational at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.

Iowa swimming and diving notebook | Hawkeyes prepare to travel to Evanston

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter January 26, 2023

This weekend, the Iowa swimming and diving team will close the regular season in a four-team Big Ten event in Evanston, Illinois, featuring the Hawkeyes, Purdue Boilermakers, Minnesota Golden Gophers,...

Iowas Sabina Kupcova comes in fast with her finishing up the butterfly portion of the the 50 Yard during day one of the 2022 Hawkeye Invitational  at the Campus recreational and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Kupcova came in 19th place with a time of 24:00.

Iowa swimming and diving ties Vanderbilt in final home meet

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter January 21, 2023

The Iowa swimming and diving team tied with Vanderbilt, 131-131, in the Hawkeyes’ last home meet of the season on Saturday. The Hawkeyes’ win in the 400-meter freestyle relay sealed the tie...

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.

Iowa swim and dive notebook | Hawkeyes preparing to host Vanderbilt

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter January 19, 2023

The Iowa swim and dive team will host Vanderbilt on Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The Hawkeyes’ final home meet of the season will begin at 11 a.m. Scouting the opponent  Vanderbilt...

Makayla Hugbanks is seen mid dive during the one meter dive event on day one of the Women’s Swim and Dive at the Campus Recreational and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022. Hughbanks had a final score of 269.65.

Iowa swimming and diving continues to build in loss to Iowa State

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter December 10, 2022

The Iowa women's swimming and diving team fell to Iowa State, 156-144, in the latest edition of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on the University of Iowa campus. In...

Makayla Hugbanks is seen mid dive during the one meter dive event on day one of the Women’s Swim and Dive at the Campus Recreational and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022. Hughbanks had a final score of 269.65.

Iowa swimming and diving continues to improve at Hawkeye Invitational

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter December 4, 2022

The Iowa women's swimming and diving team placed fourth in what was not only the first Hawkeye Invitational since 2018 but Iowa’s first multi-day competition this season.  Iowa finished the three-day...

Swimmers prepare to dive into the pool at the start of heat 3 of the 100 meter free stroke during day three of the 2022 Hawkeye Invitational at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.

Photos: Iowa swimming and diving invite day three

Matt Sindt, Photojournalist December 4, 2022

Iowa hosted the women’s first Hawkeye swim and dive invite this season at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Iowa, Rutgers University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and...

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