Senior Stephanie Li joined her rural New York town’s YMCA club swim team when she was seven years old, and after over a decade of swimming holds the Wash. U. record for the 200 meter breaststroke.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While many Washington University students hit the beach or headed home for spring break, the school’s athletic programs didn’t miss a beat.
Read to relive the top 10 Wash. U. athletic moments from 2016.
If you managed to jump over the temporary wall around the Athletic Complex this past weekend, you’d know that there’s no debating whether the Washington University fall sports season is in full swing.
Just because you were chilling on a beach in Aruba over spring break doesn’t mean Student Life Sports wasn’t keeping careful tabs on the Washington University athletic scene. Now that you’re back, we’ve assembled the highlights for your reading pleasure.
In the final meet before nationals, the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming teams both came away with runner-up finishes at the University Athletic Championships from Wednesday through Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.
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