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Swim & dive: Utes prepare for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

Swim & dive: Utes prepare for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

June 22, 2016

Last month, several of members of the Utah swim team competed at the 2016 Speedo Grand Challenge (May 27-29) in Irvine, Calif. Head coach Joe Dykstra hoped to get more qualifiers for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska (Jun. 26-Jul. 3), but only finished with a few. Though some Utes did not...

Swim & dive: Macias finds comfort at the U after breaking through language and cultural barrier

Swim & dive: Macias finds comfort at the U after breaking through language and cultural barrier

June 13, 2016

Traveling to a different country can be exhilarating, but it can also be frightening. For Luis Macias, all of this was magnified as he decided to move to the United States to pursue a college degree. Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, Macias had always dreamed of coming to the U.S. to swim collegiately....

Swim & Dive: Colleou And Kron Compete In European Championships

Swim & Dive: Colleou And Kron Compete In European Championships

May 26, 2016

During May, junior Stina Colleou and senior Kristian Kron traveled to London, England to compete at the 2016 European Championships for Norway and Sweden, respectively. The championships are held every two years and consist of 52 national swimming federations in Europe. This year, the Championships...

Swim & Dive: Off-Season Workouts Hope To Be Beneficial In Long Run

May 23, 2016

Although the Utah swim and dive team may not be competing, it is still preparing for the next season and several members have a slate full of their own competitions. A few swimmers have secured a place in the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska (Jun. 26-Jul. 3), but some are still on the hunt. To help...

Men’s Swim & Dive: Király, Purss Earn All-American Status At NCAA Championships

Men’s Swim & Dive: Király, Purss Earn All-American Status At NCAA Championships

March 28, 2016

Last week, Utah sent one swimmer and two divers to the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia to compete at the men’s NCAA Championships. As the meet came to an end on Saturday, it concluded Utah’s 2015-2016 swim and dive season, with two Utah swimmers named as All-Americans. “Good news is...

Men’s Swim & Dive: Utah To Compete At The Men’s NCAA Championships

Men’s Swim & Dive: Utah To Compete At The Men’s NCAA Championships

March 24, 2016

This week, it will be the Utah men's swimming team heading to Atlanta to compete at the NCAA Championships Thursday through Saturday, with seniors Bence Király and Jacob Crayne and junior Josiah Purss. “The men’s group is a little more experienced, so we are hoping for some good things,” said...

Women’s swim & dive: Utah finishes 2016 season at NCAA Championships

Women’s swim & dive: Utah finishes 2016 season at NCAA Championships

March 21, 2016

Last week, two Utah swimmers and one diver headed to McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the 2016 women’s NCAA Championships (Mar. 17-19). The end of the women’s 2015-2016 season came with the conclusion of the meet. “It was an okay meet,” said head coach Joe Dykstra. “We...

Senior Swimmer Kron Uses Fifth Year To Fill Void At Quarterback On Football Team

Senior Swimmer Kron Uses Fifth Year To Fill Void At Quarterback On Football Team

March 20, 2016

As the men’s swimming team's season comes to a close, most of the seniors have plans to graduate in May. But for those who will be sticking around for another year, they have the opportunity to participate in any other sport they desire, except for swim. This is called the five-year clock, where a...

Swim & Dive: Divers Crayne, Purss and Casillas Qualify for NCAA Championships

Swim & Dive: Divers Crayne, Purss and Casillas Qualify for NCAA Championships

March 11, 2016

During the week, the Utah men's and women’s diving team headed to Flagstaff, Ariz. to compete in the NCAA Zone E Championships, in hopes of a chance to qualify for the NCAA Division-I Championships in the following weeks. “I was extremely excited with the meet as a whole,” said diving head coach...

Men’s swim: Utes finish in sixth place at Pac-12 Championships

March 5, 2016

On the fourth and final night of the Pac-12 Championships, the Utah men’s swim team finished sixth overall with 295 points, just behind Arizona State. In the 1,650-yard freestyle, senior Bence Király took fourth with a time of 14:53.28. Teammates sophomore Jay Bolinger (15.33.51), sophomore Brandon...

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