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Pools Are Boring

If basketball can do this, why not swimming? Playing a basketball game on an aircraft carrier would be cool if it was a bunch of d3 swimming scrubs, but elite players makes it even cooler. College basketball isn’t the first sport to do it either. Recently, Notre Dame played Army at Wrigley Field and several…
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January 26, 2011 2

MIAA Weekend Update

Top swims of the weekend Hope Shade 10:04/Rose 10:08 1000 Free Larson 22.4 50 Free Hydlauff 260.1 1 M/242.6 3 M Hunt 51.8 100 Fly Sommers 49.37 100 Free Hazekamp 54.1 100 Back Kzoo Manning 1:45.6 /Bazzell 1:46.1 200 free Brower 53.8 100 Back Lodewyk 1:01.4 100 Breast Flemming 21.17/Armstrong 21.75 50 Free Bazzell 48.1/Smith…
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January 25, 2011 0

MIAA Preview Day 2

200 Medley Relay The women’s medley is going to be another great race to watch, with Calvin, Hope, and Kalamazoo all putting together dynamite relays. It should be a great race between all three schools. Calvin’s lineup will probably be Bressler, Counsell, either Price or Caitlin Alexander, and Colasurado. The loss of Kristen Kinzer hurts…
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January 24, 2011 0

Making the Selection Time: Mid-Year Report

Because the date was so unique, I thought I would check the Top Times list for 1/11/11 and see how this year’s swimmers were doing relative to last year’s selection times. Here is the executive summary: D3 men have exploded in the 2Fly this year while the women are just flat out faster across the…
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January 24, 2011 4

Grinnell Invite Live

The Grinnell Invite will be broadcast live. All details can be found here. Thanks Monti!

January 21, 2011 0

ESPN Texas

Yesterday, ESPN and the University of Texas announced a partnership that will not just be a TV deal a la NBC and Notre Dame football, but create a 24 hour TV channel devoted entirely to the school’s athletic department. The full announcement can be found here. Of course when I see this, I think of…
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January 20, 2011 1

Hopkins Sweeps Awards

Last week it was Kalamazoo, this week it’s Johns Hopkins sweeping’s weekly awards. Congrats! Read it

January 20, 2011 1

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

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