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NC State Opens ACC Competition With Sweep of Duke

Abby Arens won twice as the NC State women earned a 168-130 win over Duke, who was competing for the first time since the death of former coach Dan Colella.

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NC State Honors Late Duke Coach Dan Colella at Dual Meet

The NC State Swimming & Diving programs honored Duke before the teams’ dual meet on Saturday: the Blue Devils’ first since coach Dan Colella died.


In Memoriam: Remembering the People Swimming Lost in 2022

With 2022 officially in the rearview mirror, let’s take a look back at some of the figures who the swimming community lost in the past year.


Doak Finch Named Interim Head Coach At Duke For Remainder of 2022-23 Season

Finch will serve in the role on an interim basis following the death of longtime head coach Dan Colella, who died earlier this month at the age of 60.


Duke Head Swimming & Diving Coach Dan Colella Dies, 60

Duke head swimming & diving coach Dan Colella died on Friday evening. He was 60 years old.


Duke Hires Bucknell’s Ethan Cooke as Assistant Swim Coach

Cooke comes to Duke from Bucknell, where he served as the social media coordinator as well as the women’s recruiting coordinator.


ACC Coaches Vote to Leave Empty Lanes Between Relays at ACC Championships

The ACC will take advantage of a waiver from the NCAA, ostensibly for COVID-19 safety, that allows conference championships to leave an empty lane.


Duke Swimming & Diving Announces 2021-22 Captains

Lucy Callard, Maddi Pullinger and Olivia Tighe are the women’s captains, while David Hallaron, Cole Reznick, Coleman Kredich and Will Tenpas lead the men.


Duke Swimming & Diving Adds Riley Boulden, Carlye Ellis To Coaching Staff

Boulden and Ellis will join the Blue Devils as assistant coaches in 2021-22.

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16-Year Duke Coach Dawn Kane Moving to Administrative Role in Duke Athletics

Kane came to Durham with head coach Dan Colella back in 2005, and has remained on staff since then.

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Duke Rounds Out Men’s Class of 2024 with Harding, O’Brien, Vlasic, and Wassmer

Seamus Harding, Andrew O’Brien, Adam Vlasic, and Zach Wassmer will join David Chang, Luke Johnson, and Zach McIntyre in the Blue Devils’ class of 2024.

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Duke Swimming and Diving Hosts Virtual End of Year Banquet

Senior Alyssa Marsh, along with fellow fourth-year Nathaniel Hernandez, were named the team’s Most Valuable Athletes.

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Top Quotes From the (Unexpected) Last NCAA Taper Meets – Men’s Midseason

For the men’s mid-season quotes, we had spoken with a lot of seniors who had high hopes for the end of the season, which is, as we’ve said before, devastating

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Duke Welcomes Georgia for Annual Pink Meet

The Duke swimming and diving program hosts SEC powerhouse Georgia in its annual Pink Meet Saturday at Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion.

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Duke Announces 6 Captains for 2019-20 Season

Duke head coach Dan Colella and the Duke Swimming and Diving team announced the naming of six team captains for the 2019-20 season.