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Five former Gophers set to swim professionally in ISL

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.
Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
October 7, 2020
Kierra Smith, Conner McHugh, Lindsey Kozelsky, Tevyn Waddell and Bowe Becker will be swimming professionally in the ISL in 2020.

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

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.
Brendan O'Brien
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.

Gophers swim and dive poised for breakout 2020

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.
Nolan O'Hara
May 18, 2020

Between key returners coming back in the fall and the addition of 26 incoming freshmen, the Gophers' swimming and diving team is poised for a breakout 2020-2021 season.  On the women's side, the Gophers...

Hayden trains for postponed Olympic trials, helps others

Nolan O'Hara
April 10, 2020

Ever since high school, it was Kristen Hayden's dream to make Team USA for the 2020 Olympics.  Even before attending the University of Minnesota, the Gophers' diver knew she was going to take an off-year...

Despite strong performances, Gophers finish near bottom at Minnesota Invite

Sophomore 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.
Mackenzie Davis
December 9, 2019

The Gophers hosted their four-day Minnesota Invite this weekend at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished near the bottom of the pack, with the women placing...

Gophers host some of nation’s top teams at Minnesota Invite

Sophomore 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.
Mackenzie Davis
December 5, 2019

For the first time in nearly a month, the Gophers swim and dive team is taking to the pool as they host the Minnesota Invite from Dec. 4-7 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.  Over the four-day event,...

Gophers drop first road dual of the season

Sophomore 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.
Mackenzie Davis
October 21, 2019

Minnesota's swimming and diving teams headed to their first road dual of the season Friday against the Florida State Seminoles. While seeing many improvements from their home opener, the Gophers were unable...

Sarah Bacon’s Olympic journey

August 29, 2019

After a successful summer of competition for Team USA, Gophers diver, Sarah Bacon, has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.  Bacon began making headlines in mid-July at the FINA World...

Gophers diver Sarah Bacon makes history at world championships

Sarah Bacon competes in the women's 3 meter diving competition at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
Chad Faust
July 17, 2019

On Saturday, July 13 in Gwangju, South Korea, rising senior Sarah Bacon accomplished what no other American woman had in 14 years.  The Gopher won an individual diving medal at the FINA World Championships,...

Minnesota returns home from NCAA championships with several new school records

Junior Bowen Becker dives off the blocks at the start of the men's 400 yard freestyle relay at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.
April 2, 2019

After a weekend of year-end competition, six members of the Minnesota’s men’s swimming and diving team returned home from the NCAA Championships with several top place finishes and four broken school...