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Record-setting week at Minnesota Invitational ends in personal glory for Colin

A Hawkeye takes his mark for a backstroke event at the swim meet on Friday, October 4. The Iowa men won over Michigan State, 180 to 112. The Iowa women won over Michigan State 183 to 113. The women also won over Northern Iowa. 183 to 113. Michigan State won over Northern Iowa 180 to 120.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

December 10, 2019

After the Minnesota Invitational wrapped up on Saturday night, many of Iowa’s swimmers could relax — but not John Colin. The senior was preparing for a Sunday swim that could take him to a national stage. Minnesota hosted a day of long course meters time trials on Sunday. As the long course...

Iowa swimming and diving breaks records at Minnesota Invitational

Iowa swimmer Kelsey Drake swims the 100m butterfly during a swim meet against the University of Northern Iowa and Western Illinois University on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2019

The early portion of the swimming and diving season for Iowa was mainly a training mechanism to get ready for the championship stretch. The months of intense practice and hard work showed last week as the Hawkeyes had their best showing of the year at the Minnesota Invitational. The four-day event...

Iowa swim/dive heads to Minneapolis for Minnesota Invitational

Iowa swimmer Kelsey Drake swims the 100m butterfly during a swim meet against the University of Northern Iowa and Western Illinois University on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2019

While the bulk of Iowa’s swimming and diving season has consisted of dual meets against Big Ten foes, both the men’s and women’s teams will begin competition in a different style of meet today. The fourth annual Minnesota Invitational begins today at the Jean Freeman Aquatic Center. It serves...

Iowa’s swim/dive team gets bolster from freshman class

Iowa’s Aleksandra Olesiak competes in the 200 Breaststroke during a swim meet at the CRWC between Iowa and Rutgers on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Olesiak finished first with a time of 2:18.85.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

November 18, 2019

As the early portion of the swimming and diving season comes to a close, the freshmen on both the men’s and women’s teams have made an immediate impact for the Hawkeyes. The women’s roster includes 17 freshmen that make up almost half of the team, and the men have six first years. With the...

Iowa women’s swim/dive gets impressive dual meet win ahead of mid-season invitational

Iowa’s Aleksandra Olesiak competes in the 200 Breaststroke during a swim meet at the CRWC between Iowa and Rutgers on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Olesiak finished first with a time of 2:18.85.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

After strong performances in tight losses to both Minnesota and Michigan in the last two weeks, the Iowa women’s swimming and diving team got back in the win column on Nov. 8 against Rutgers. The meet marked the first ever dual against the Scarlet Knights since Rutgers joined the Big Ten back in 2014. In...

Iowa women’s swim/dive downs Rutgers in dominant fashion

UI swimmer Emelia Sansome competes during the triangle meet against Michigan State and UNI on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

November 8, 2019

Iowa dominated Friday afternoon’s dual meet with a 199-100 win over Rutgers in Iowa City. It was the first head-to-head competition between the Hawkeyes and Scarlett Knights since Rutgers joined the Big Ten back in 2014. Iowa took second place in the competition’s first event, but Millie Sansome...

Women’s swimming and diving to host Rutgers in Big Ten dual

University of Iowa swimmers cheer as their teammates compete in the Men’s 200 Freestyle during a swim meet between Iowa and Minnesota at the CRWC on Oct. 26. Iowa’s Aleksey Tarasenko won the event with a time of 44.21.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

The Iowa women’s swimming and diving team will face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at 2 p.m. today at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. This is the team’s last competition before both the men’s and women’s teams compete at the Minnesota Invitational in early December in Minneapolis. “We’ve...

Iowa swim/dive teams fall against ranked Big Ten competition

Iowa swimmer Hannah Burvill rests after finishing her race during the Hawkeye Invitational swim meet at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Thursday Nov. 15, 2018.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

November 3, 2019

Both the Iowa men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were massive underdogs as they faced off against top Big Ten competition this weekend. They couldn’t change that narrative, however. The women’s team fell to No. 6 Michigan by a final of 173-127 Nov. 1 in Iowa City. The men took a pair...

Iowa swim/dive faces off against Michigan, Indiana this weekend

Iowa swimmer Forrest White prepares for his race during the Northwestern/Wisconsin swim meet at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The men's swimming and diving team defeated the Badgers, 164-136, and the Wildcats, 194-106. The women's swimming and diving team fell to the Badgers, 191-109, and the Wildcats, 178-122.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 31, 2019

RELATED: Iowa splits with Minnesota in second Big Ten dual meet After the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams faced off against a talented Minnesota team last Saturday in Iowa City, the competition will get even tougher this weekend. The women will welcome the Michigan Wolverines, ...

Swim/dive uses dual meets to prepare for postseason competition

Iowa’s Taylor Hartley competes in the Women’s 1000  Freestyle during a swim meet between The University of Iowa and The University of Minnesota at the CRWC on October 26, 2019. Iowa’s Men’s team won against Minnesota 156-144 while Iowa’s Women’s team lost 157-143.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 30, 2019

The goal for Iowa during a long swimming and diving season is to use its invitationals and dual meets as an advantage to prepare for the season’s top moments at the Big Ten Championships and NCAAs. Coming up, both the men and women will compete in Minneapolis at the Minnesota Invitational from Dec....

Iowa splits with Minnesota in second Big Ten dual meet

Iowa's Joe Myhre (JR) prepares to swim 50 freestyle during the second day of the 2019 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the CRWC on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2019

In Iowa swimming and diving’s first dual meet in three weeks, the men won seven events to take their half of the meet, 156-144, while the women fell just short in a 157-143 loss. Both the men’s and women’s sides were competing against ranked competition, with the Minnesota men coming in at No....