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Kellen Beckwith On Campus

Video from the NCAA Kellen Beckwith is a senior at Olivet College in Michigan.

January 19, 2011 1

Pirate Night 2011

Video highlights I thought this was pretty cool and knowing our visitors, you will too. Nice work putting this together!

January 19, 2011 1

NWC Weekly Update

Whitworth and Puget Sound kept rolling right along heading into this weekend’s clash between unbeatens at Puget Sound Friday 1/21.  Whitworth appears to be the clear favorite but the Loggers will do their best in defending their home waters from the Pirates.  A full update of conference meets from this past weekend can be found…
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January 18, 2011 0


This weekend I experienced my first IMX meet.  IMX stands for IM Xtreme Challenge, and it is a program set up by USA Swimming: “The IM Xtreme Games promote and reward versatility in age group swimming while advocating greater participation and development across a range of events. The goal is to enable long term success…
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January 18, 2011 1

RE: Latest D3 Dual Meet Poll

Another poll, another bone to pick, another blog, another process gone unimproved. Men or women, it doesn’t really matter. The ultimate problem with the poll is that A) coaches don’t pay attention enough to ALL the teams around the country and B) even if they did, they’d still have the balancing act of tapered times/national…
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January 17, 2011 1

MIAA Preview Day 1

200 Free Relay Calvin looks to be the favorite in this event led by defending 50 freestyle champ Monica Bressler. They are returning 3 of the 4 legs and have been dominant in the MIAA and nationally. The race for second is going to be a great race between an up and coming Kalamazoo team…
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January 17, 2011 3

Westby @ Austin Grand Prix

Former St. Olaf swimmer and multi-time Division III National Champion Nelson Westby will be competing at the Austin Grand Prix this weekend (starting today!) in the breastrokes and 200 IM. Good luck Nelson! Psych Sheet Live Results If I missed any other former, or current, D3 swimmers, please let them be recognized!

January 14, 2011 3

Lifting Thoughts

The team has successfully survived a great training trip down in Ft. Lauderdale and now we are putting this finishing touches are a great winter training block with taper only days away.  I’ve had chances to stalk some results to see how other teams are doing on their trips and their meets right after their…
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January 13, 2011 0

Approved Last Chance Meets

2011 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Approved Last Chance Meets DATE HOST SITE February 26 Bowdoin College Greason Pool February 25-26 Grinnell College Russell K. Osgood Pool February 26 Hamilton College William M. Bristol, Jr. Swimming Pool February 19 Kenyon College Kenyon Athletic Center February 26 New York University Palladium Athletic…
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January 12, 2011 0

Kalamazoo Sweeps Awards

Maybe it was the fact that they had 2 duals last week, one of which was against their rival Hope College, or maybe they are just really good. Either way, Kalamazoo swimmers Craig Fleming & Molly DeWald were named by as the Swimmers of the Week in Division III. This is the second time…
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January 12, 2011 3

More Weekend Awards…

MIAC CCIW Women, CCIW Men Midwest

January 11, 2011 0

Weekly Awards

In case you don’t follow our twitter, lots of conferences are handing out a lot of awards from the fast swimming action over the weekend. Here are some we’ve seen thus far. If we’re missing any, please give those swimmers their credit and post below! UAA NESCAC – (Amherst coverage of this award for Miss…
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January 10, 2011 1

Havens Received Carnegie Medals

Full Article

January 8, 2011 0

Amherst v Williams Results

Williams Men 111 Amherst Men 132 Williams Women 203 Amherst Women 93

January 8, 2011 1

2 Point Battle

2 Top 25 teams saw their dual meet come down to just 2 points. On Saturday, #5 Kalamazoo defeated #21 University of Chicago at Kalamazoo, by just 2 points. It wasn’t just the final score that was close either. The top 3 100 backstrokers were within half a second, the 500 scoring was decided by…
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January 8, 2011 6

Kalamazoo @ Hope

“As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it can only spur everyone on.” – Eric Cantona Earlier this week, the Holland Sentinel ran a cover story on The Rivalry, the nationally-recognized rivalry between the Hope and Calvin men’s basketball teams. On the college basketball court, this rivalry ranks among the most prominent…
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January 7, 2011 1

Mark Fino Interview

Facebook link or Oberlin Video Website link (he is listed first at time of this publication)

January 6, 2011 0

Amherst vs. Williams

On Saturday, Amherst will travel to Williams for their annual meet, which is arguably the fasted Division III dual meet in the country. With top talent like Amherst’s 3-time NCAA Champion Alex Fraser, reigning mile champion Ryan Lichtenfels, and Tim White, who has continued to impress in his junior year, swimming against Williams’ trio of…
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January 5, 2011 0

Featured Forum Post – Williams vs Amherst Preview

This Saturday will mark the annual clash between the men (and women) of the Williams and Amherst swim/dive teams. While the Williams men have won five of the last six meetings between the teams, the balance of power seems to have tipped to Amherst thanks to a core roster of NCAA-level superstars and a deep…
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January 4, 2011 0