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Northview Vikings Swim Team Needs Parkas

The students fundraised for parkas themselves, but they’ve fallen short of their fundraising goal. Most likely, their families and friends don’t have the ability to support them in this effort.

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More Than a Title: 200 IM Celebrates Family at Virginia State Meet

The boy’s 200 IM at the Virginia 6A state championships on Friday night wasn’t the fastest event at the meet. I knew that 200 IM race was something that I would never forget for the rest of my life.


Williams Claims 17th NESCAC Title with Close Win over Tufts

Contributed by Robert Reiser 2019 NESCAC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS February 21st-24th, 2019 Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont Teams: Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby,…


Williams Men Lead NESCAC Championships After Day 3

Saturday night would yield clarity — the team scoring would become clearer, a number of candidates would drop out of the Swimmer of the Meet race, and NCAA qualifying times would be achieved at the 2019 NESCAC Championships.

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Williams College Opens Up 57-Point Lead on Day 2 of Men’s NESCACs

A 1-2-3 finish in the 500 free helped spur the Williams men to a 57-point day 2 lead at NESCACs.


NESCAC Day 1: Williams Claims Early Lead with 800 Free Relay Victory

Williams was through the halfway point in 3:18 with a body length lead, followed by Amherst and Connecticut and Tufts in a virtual tie.


2019 NESCAC Conference Championships – Men’s Preview

On paper, the 2019 NESCAC men’s championship appears to be a battle between Tufts and Williams.

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Previewing the 2019 New Mexico State Boys Championships

Last year’s NMAA champions, Eldorado, are seeded 5th when the meet is scored out, and while La Cueva looks strong with a 28-point lead heading to the meet, there will be lots of competition among the other teams, with second through fourth places separated by a mere 12 points. All in all, this should be an entertaining meet, and relatively fast for New Mexico as a state and the NMAA.


Ask Swim Mom: Why Tear Down a Team After Leaving?

Why do some people think it’s okay to tear down the team after they leave? I get that they’re making a different decision than us, but why not let it go at that?


Dear Swimming: A Goodbye Letter from Kalina Emaus

Five thousand six hundred thirty five days we met in the Hudsonville High School pool. Somehow in the midst of all those around you, you were able to call me and make me feel special and free.

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Shouts from the Stands: The Three Ts

In my young life, I’ve learned that there are three types of people in this world: terrorists, tourists, and team players.

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Swim Mom Musings: Dear Swimmer Girl

Leaving conference champs after you had to scratch the last day due to illness, I realized I’ve never thanked you for all you have taught me about resilience, character, and winning with grace and losing with dignity.


Gustavus Men Break St. Thomas Streak; Nobody Can Stop St. Thomas Women

A pair of champions were claimed on Sunday in the MIAC Conference, including the Gustavus men, who hadn’t won in more than a decade.


Saint Thomas Women, Gustavus Men Take Leads into Final Day of MIACs

Tanner Sonnek won the men’s 100 breaststroke on Saturday. Gustavus Adolphus College, after finishing 2nd to Saint Thomas in each of the last two years, are on target for the 2019 MIAC title with 1 day remaining.

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Williams Women Push Lead to 267.6 Points on Day 3 of NESCACs

The Williams College women have an even bigger lead heading into the final day of the 2019 NESCAC Championships than they did in their dominant 2018 performance.


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