Swimming teams break school records, earn accolades at NCAAs

The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned triumphantly from the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships with four new school records, and every participating swimmer earned All-America accolades at the four-day meet in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Chao, Pham highlight swimmers’ successes at UAA Championships

The Washington University swimming teams came home from the University Athletic Association Championships in Rochester, N.Y., with four wins and some potential NCAA-qualifying times.

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Bears take first at Centre College Midwest Classic

After a three-week hiatus, the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept the Centre College Midwest Classic in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Oct. 30.

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Swimming: Beyer repeats as 400-IM champion; men 10th, women 23rd at NCAAs

When senior co-captain Alex Beyer touched the wall after the last length of his 400 individual medley, he was alone at the finish for nearly two seconds. The win also placed him alone in the Washington University history books: Beyer is the only swimmer to repeat as a national champion. The meet in Minneapolis was highlighted by multiple All-American swims and Beyer’s performance.

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Swimming: Men finish in 4th place, women in 6th as Bears claim UAA title in two events

After three days of swimming in Atlanta, the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming squads finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in the University Athletic Association championship meet.

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Swimming: Bears pummel Panthers

Washington University swimmers took to the starting blocks and left the Principia College Panthers in their wake as the men’s team routed the competition 134-76 and the women picked up a 116-73 win.

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Swimming: 11 NCAA marks at Wheaton meet

The Washington University men’s and women’s swim teams underscored their third and fourth place finishes at the Wheaton Invitational with 11 NCAA-qualifying times for the weekend. This event was the Bears’ last competition of the fall season and is considered their most important meet behind the University Athletic Association and NCAA championships.

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Bears finalize preparation for Wheaton at WU Thanksgiving meet

Senior co-captain Jessie Lodewyk’s NCAA provisional cut in the 1,650-yard freestyle highlighted a strong weekend of Washington University swimming. The men placed fifth while the women took third at the Washington University Thanksgiving Invitational meet on November 20 and 21. Lodewyk earned the top spot in the mile with a 17:47.25 performance, and took third […]

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Athlete of the Week: David Chao

Junior David Chao was the lone Washington University swimmer to win an individual event against Division I SIU-Carbondale on Oct. 30. Chao won the 200-yard freestyle against DePauw and swam the anchor leg in a 400 free relay that was decided by a second on Oct. 31. His accomplishments in the pool have earned him Athlete of the Week honors.

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Swimming: Relay propels men, freshmen lead women to wins over DePauw

Coming off a loss at Division I Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the men’s and women’s swim teams both claimed victory over DePauw on Saturday. With a first-place finish in Saturday’s last event, the 400 freestyle relay, the men secured a 151-147 win, while the women’s squad bested the Tigers, 155-129.

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