Athlete of the Week: As Alex Bird nears the finish line, we look back at his impressive swimming career

As a captain of the No. 7 men’s Swimming and Diving team, senior Alex Bird has helped lead the Bears to wins in two of their three duals in 2020. I had a chance to talk to Alex about leadership, how he got into swimming and how he embodies his favorite fruit.

Miguel Campos | Staff Reporter

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 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 open season against Division I opponents

The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will face stiff competition when they face a pair of Division I opponents in their opening two weeks.

| Senior Sports Editor

This weekend in Wash. U. sports

Men’s basketball clinches UAA title The Washington University men’s basketball team locked up its third consecutive University Athletic Association title with a pair of victories over Brandeis University and New York University over the weekend. The Bears hold a four-game lead over second-place Emory University with three games remaining, making Wash. U.

| Editor-in-Chief

Women’s swimming and diving first, men second at Wheaton Invitational

The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both finished second out of six teams at the Wheaton Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The No. 13 men scored 688 points, 202 behind first-place finisher University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The No. 15 women scored 791, 25 behind Stevens Point. “The meet…

| Sports Reporter

Swimming and Diving opens season with loss

The Washington University swimming and diving teams opened their 2011-12 seasons on Friday night with losses to cross-town rival Saint Louis University at Millstone Pool in the Athletic Complex. The men’s team was outscored 143-96, while the women’s team lost 152-87. The Bears chose to look at the positives that came out of the team’s first meet.

| Senior Sports Editor

Divers provide foundation for building program

Most of us can remember the fear of standing at the edge of a diving board as a young child. But can we imagine re-experiencing the pressure of learning to dive in a collegiate setting, faced with the demand of complex skills? This challenge presents itself to members of the Washington University diving squad every day.

| Sports Editor

Freshmen lead swimming and diving at WUSTL Invitational

In the final home meet of the season, three freshmen swimmers sparked the No. 11 Washington University women’s swimming and diving team to a first place finish, while the No. 13 men’s team finished third out of six teams at the WUSTL Invitational this past weekend.

| Sports Editor

Swimming and Diving at WU invite

The Washington University swimming and diving team continued its season at the Washington University Thanksgiving Invite on Nov. 20-21. The women’s team took second in three-team field, finishing behind Division I St. Louis University and ahead of NAIA member Lindenwood University.

| Executive Editor

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