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Swimming & Diving

Max McHugh demonstrates the breaststroke in the Jean K.  Freeman Aquatic Center on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Max McHugh ends Gophers swimming career with NCAA title

by Alex Karwowski
Published March 28, 2023
McHugh competed in the NCAA Swimming and Diving tournament last weekend and claimed the 100-meter breaststroke title and finished third in 200-meter breaststroke event.
Bowe Becker dives off the blocks at the start of the mens 400 yard freestyle relay at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

Minnesota alum Bowe Becker wins gold in Tokyo

by Allie Dullum
Published July 29, 2021
Becker and team USA earned gold on Sunday, July 25, in the men’s 4x100 meter freestyle relay.
Jake Butler competes at the finals on Sunday, June 13.

Gophers diver Butler makes Olympic trials debut in men’s 3m springboard, finishes in 10th place

by Michael Lyne
Published June 17, 2021
Butler collected a total of 1075.05 points across 18 dives and three rounds.
Sarah Bacon prepares to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, June 10th.

Bacon falls short of earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, finishes third in women’s individual 3m springboard

by Michael Lyne
Published June 16, 2021
Bacon was 14.45 points away from qualifying for the Olympics.
Kassidy Cook (left) and Sarah Bacon (right) compete at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials on Thursday, June 10.

Gophers diver Bacon takes second place with Cook in women’s synchro 3m springboard at US Olympic Diving Trials

by Michael Lyne and Allie Dullum
Published June 14, 2021
Bacon and Cook collected a total of 871.50 points over their 15 dives.
Senior associate head swimming coach Terry Ganley

Longtime coach Terry Ganley calls it a career after historic tenure with Gophers swimming and diving

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published April 14, 2021
After Sarah Bacon and Max McHugh both took home national titles, Ganley retired from her position as men's and women's senior associate head coach.
Alum Conner McHugh prepares for the start of the NCAA championship 200 breaststroke finals at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, March 24, 2018. McHugh placed 4th overall in the event.

Five former Gophers set to swim professionally in ISL

by Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
Published October 7, 2020
Kierra Smith, Conner McHugh, Lindsey Kozelsky, Tevyn Waddell and Bowe Becker will be swimming professionally in the ISL in 2020.
Evan Yoder prepares to enter the water to compete against the University of Florida at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Friday, Oct. 11.

After long hiatus, Gophers’ swim and dive is back in the pool

by Brendan O'Brien
Published September 23, 2020
While the status of meets is still unknown, the Gophers’ swimming and diving teams are back in the pool and preparing for their next opportunity.
Junior Erik Hunter competes in the 200 Yard Backstroke race during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

Gophers swim and dive poised for breakout 2020

by Nolan O'Hara
Published May 18, 2020
The Gophers are poised for one of its best seasons in recent memory, but shut-down swimming facilities present a challenge to training.

Hayden trains for postponed Olympic trials, helps others

by Nolan O'Hara
Published April 10, 2020
Gophers junior diver Kristen Hayden took an olympic redshirt this year to train for the Olympics.

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