“It was electric”: No. 8 men’s and No. 17 women’s swimming set program record at Denison Invitational

Washington University No. 8 men’s and No. 17 women’s swim team competed in the Denison Invitational on Nov. 30 to Dec. 2,  placing 4th and 5th respectively.

| Staff Writer

Men’s and women’s swim sweep St. Louis University in a season opener

In front of a packed crowd, the Washington University men’s and women’s swim teams opened their season against Division I St. Louis University Billikens on Oct. 20. The men — who placed seventh last year at the NCAA Championship — beat the Billikens with a scoreline of 128.50-105.50 and the women beat the Billikens 129.50-113.50. Following this victory, both teams moved to 1-0 on the season.

| Staff Writer

One swimmer’s journey from professional table tennis to WU’s first pandemic-era in-person competition

If Kevin Hao was rusty after an extended break from competition, he didn’t show it.

| Senior Sports Editor

Swimming and diving wins third straight meet at Illinois Wesleyan Invite

The Washington University swimming and diving teams won the Illinois Wesleyan Invite on Saturday, continuing its early season successes. On the men’s side, the No. 5 Bears earned 144 points, outpacing second-place Augustana College by 43 points. In the women’s competition, No. 6 Wash. U. tallied 177 points, beating second-place Illinois Wesleyan University by 62 points.

Daniel Cohen | Contributing Reporter

Swimming and diving opens DIII season with win over DePauw

The Washington University swimming and diving team put on an impressive performance in their home dual meet on Saturday against DePauw University, beating the Tigers by a combined score of 317-200, as the men’s and women’s teams both won their competitions with scores of 155-94 and 162-106, respectively.

Daniel Cohen | Contributing Reporter

Show Me Showdown: A springboard for development for swimming and diving

The Bears finished near the middle of the pack at the Show Me Showdown at the University of Missouri on Friday. For a team consistently near the top of the rankings in Division III, not earning a podium finish would appear to be rare territory. However, against the high-level, multi-divisional competition, that finish is something to be proud of.

| Senior Sports Editor

Swimming and diving defeats Saint Louis University in fall opener

The Washington University swimming and diving team beat Division I Saint Louis University in a competitive dual meet at the I.E. Millstone Pool this past Friday. The men’s team finished 149-74 over SLU. The women’s team fell, 136-105, but the combined score put the Bears ahead, 254-210, for the win.

Will Slatin | Contributing Reporter

Swimming and diving posts record-breaking performance at nationals

The Washington University men’s swimming and diving team completed their highest finish in team history at the NCAA Championships in Greensboro, NC, finishing in fifth place overall. The women, meanwhile finished in 14th. Collectively, both teams finished with 11 All-Americans, along with 13 All-American Honorable Mentions.

Heman Duplechan | Staff Reporter

Van Cleave shines as Bears place second, fourth at UAA Championships

The Washington University swimming and diving team competed in the UAA Championship this weekend. Many individual Bears swam to top finishes over the four-day competition as the men and women’s teams placed second and fourth, respectively.

Dorian DeBose | Senior Sports Editor

WU swimming and diving falls to D-I Illinois State on senior day

Seniors on the Washington University swimming and diving team swam at their last home meet on Saturday. The Bears defeated No. 25 Wabash College 172.5-107.5, but fell 156-142 to Division I Illinois State.

Dorian DeBose | Senior Sports Editor

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