Illinois to Arizona: Illini 2018 Winter Training Trip

Last year, the Illini went to St. Croix for their winter training trip, and in 2018, the destination was Tucson, Arizona and the University of Arizona. Sophomore Molly Hein once again has assembled a video of the team’s trip, which included swimming, hiking, sunning, farming, and some valiant, if futile, efforts to tag the flags.

Illinois’ swam their first meet back in a two-day tri against Iowa and Notre Dame this weekend, and will head to Lincoln, Nebraska next weekend. They’re building toward the Big Ten Championships, which will be held from February 14th-17th in Columbus, Ohio. Illinois finished 12th out of 13 teams at last year’s Big Ten Championship meet.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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