Kalamazoo VS Hope As the dual meet season gets into full swing for America’s oldest conference, we would like to welcome back our segment Meet of the Week. This week we’ll take a look at a meet between long time rivals Kalamazoo College and Hope College. Last year in this dual meet match-up the The … Read more Meet of the Week – October 31
Today we’re excited to launch a new segment that we’re calling On Deck. Our hope here is to shine some light on the people that help make D3swimming great. Coaches, swimmers, divers, alumni, we’re hoping to bring you closer to the people that drive the world of D3 swimming. First up: Jake Taber, Head Coach at … Read more On Deck With: Jake Taber
With the 2014-15 swimming and diving season looming, many questions remain unanswered in the United States oldest college athletic conference. Will Calvin reclaim the conference titles again on both sides? Who will be the runner-up? Will the return of National Champion Diver Will Guedes affect the conference dynamic in any way? How will Olivet fair … Read more MIAA Season Preview
In a surprising intra-conference move, Jake Taber has become the new head coach at Albion College. Full article
Let’s break down this exciting meet one race at a time. 800 Freestyle Relay Women – Hope won this meet last year despite trailing severely going into the last leg. They return all of those ladies to this year’s squad and a repeat could be slightly more than a formality. Calvin, however, may disagree. They … Read more 2012 MIAA Preview
Our first practice video of the year! Want your team’s practice up? Let us know!
We have seen 2 conferences name their athletes of the week. They are listed below. Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Men’s Swimmer – Brian Fiorillo, Olivet Women’s Swimmer – Caitlin Lohr, Olivet North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Men’s Athlete – Chris McLauchlan, Oberlin Women’s Athlete – Kellyn Caldwell, Kenyon Congratulations to all athletes. If other conferences … Read more Conference Athletes of the Week
Albion College Athletic Director Matt Arend announced today Keith Havens’ intention to retire as head coach of the swimming & diving programs at the completion of the 2011-2012 season. In addition to his duties with swimming & diving programs for the past 27 years, Havens has served as the advisor for Albion’s canoe club which … Read more Albion’s Coach Retiring
Kalamazoo College has named Kurt Nieuemberyer as their new assistant coach. For the past 2 season, Kurt has served as the head coach of Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. Official announcement.
We’re hoping to have more video available from nationals, mainly of interviews and analysis from our correspondants, here’s our first video to be posted– Craig Fleming breaks the MIAA record in the 200 free, thanks Dan Kovacs for the video!
1650 As a coach, I have a new found respect for distance swimmers, and an appreciation for these events. Being able to pace and communicate more with your swimmers gives coaches more involvement in the race, which I have really enjoyed doing. Anyways, onto breaking down the last day of the 2011 MIAA championship meet. … Read more MIAA Preview Day 3
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 … Read more MIAA Weekend Update
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 … Read more MIAA Preview Day 2
Video from the NCAA Kellen Beckwith is a senior at Olivet College in Michigan.
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 … Read more MIAA Preview Day 1
“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 … Read more Kalamazoo @ Hope