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Going the Distance

Going the Distance

January 17, 2017

Swimmers’ bodies are typically toned for a low impact sport. When most people jump in the pool to do a few laps, however, they quickly realize that it isn’t as much of a walk in the park as they assumed it would be. That’s something sophomore Ute swimmer Jordan Anderson is all too familiar with. “It’s...

Mixed Results for Utah Swimming

December 7, 2016

The Utah men's swimming team beat the Wyoming Cowboys handily 171-129 in Green River, Wyo. over the weekend while the Utah women's side struggled against Boise State, falling 174-126. "The men's meet was fantastic," said head coach Joe Dykstra. "We struggled in this meet last year, and it was a totally...

Swim: Utes Ready for Busy Weekend

Swim: Utes Ready for Busy Weekend

December 3, 2016

After the men and women finished second and seventh, respectively, at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, the teams are preparing for their final meets before the holiday break. The Utah swimming team will split up for two dual meets on Saturday, Dec. 3. Utah men vs. Wyoming For the second year ...

Swim and Dive: Utes take on Ohio Invitational

Swim and Dive: Utes take on Ohio Invitational

November 17, 2016

The Utah swim and dive team is on its way to the Ohio Swim Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The meet will begin on Friday, Nov. 18 and go through Sunday, Nov. 20. Head coach Joe Dykstra said he is looking forward to the level of competition at the event. "The line-up...

Swim: Bearded Burton Excels at the U

Swim: Bearded Burton Excels at the U

November 7, 2016

Jack Burton is a hard man to miss. He is the only swimmer that you will ever see with a beard, which, against conventional swimming wisdom, does not slow him down one bit. So far in his junior season with Utah swim and dive, Burton is undefeated in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. When Burton...

Utah Falls to Arizona

Utah Falls to Arizona

October 26, 2016

Utah swimming and diving hosted Arizona State (Oct. 21) and Arizona (Oct. 22) in back-to-back dual meets this weekend at Ute Natatorium. Unfortunately, both the men's and women's team fell short to the Arizona teams. Though they lost, Friday night saw close scores for the Utes on both the men’s a...

Utes Strong against Beavers, Look Forward to 2 Meets

Utes Strong against Beavers, Look Forward to 2 Meets

October 6, 2016

The Lady Ute swimmers handily defeated the Oregon State Beavers on Friday at the Ute Natatorium.  The Utes finished the meet winning 10 events and taking a final score of 157-96. Standouts for the Utes in the meet were Jordan Anderson and Stina Colleou, who each won two events. Colleou, a senior from...

Swim & Dive: New Assistant Coach Behm Excited To Be A Part Of Growing Pac-12 Team

Swim & Dive: New Assistant Coach Behm Excited To Be A Part Of Growing Pac-12 Team

August 22, 2016

Since the U’s first swim meet with Joe Dykstra as head coach, Herbie Behm, a former swimmer for fellow Pac-12 school ASU, has kept an eye on what the Utes have been doing over the past few years. "We swam against [Utah] the first year they were in the Pac-12, which was my last year swimming, so since...

Swim & Dive: Purss Looks Forward To Fulfilling His Captain Duties In His Final Year As A Ute

Swim & Dive: Purss Looks Forward To Fulfilling His Captain Duties In His Final Year As A Ute

August 22, 2016

Originally from Australia, senior diver Josiah Purss never thought he would get some of the opportunities that were given to him at Utah. Going into his final year as a Ute, Purss can’t help but reflect on his years at the U, and he is helping to set goals for this year's team. “[Coming to scho...

Swim & Dive: Utes find value in competing at U.S. Olympic Trials

Swim & Dive: Utes find value in competing at U.S. Olympic Trials

July 12, 2016

Several Utah swimmers recently competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials (June 26- July 3) in Omaha, Neb. There were eight Utes who competed, including one former Ute and two incoming freshmen, who competed at the eight-day meet. “Trials was a great experience,” said head coach Joe Dykstra. “We...

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