The Minnesota Daily

Seniors reflect on leadership ahead of Big Ten Championships

Junior Chantal Nack competes in the women's 200 yard backstroke at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

February 21, 2019

The seniors of the Gophers women’s swimming and diving team are preparing for the Big Ten Championship, and the end of their collegiate careers is approaching quickly. This group of seniors is large, comprising 14 of the 34 swimmers on the roster in the class.  Zoe Avestruz, a senior who swims...

Team has helped make Minnesota a home for swimmer

Danielle Pederson

December 6, 2018

Senior Nick Yang joined the Minnesota diving program in 2017. Over the past two years, Yang has had to adjust to American collegiate sports, academics, language and culture. “Before I [came] here, my English level was terrible. My teammates are teaching me English everyday, and I’ve seen little bi...

Swimmers record multiple PR times at Minnesota Invite

The Gopher swim team hosts an invitational meet Jean K. Freeman center on Friday, Nov. 30.

Danielle Pederson

December 3, 2018

Energetic teams, a lively crowd and Gophers alumni filled the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The Gophers swim and dive team concluded its last home meet of the season. The weekend consisted of numerous Minnesota PR’s, first-place finishes and lots of e...

Recruiting for men’s and women’s swimming and diving

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.

Danielle Pederson

November 29, 2018

In the last few weeks, a wave of student-athletes have committed to and will be joining Minnesota’s swim and dive teams in future seasons. The Gophers will welcome swimmers and divers from all over the country including California, Colorado and Texas. Among the names of the many recruits released ...

Swimmer balances academics, athletics, marriage

Danielle Pederson

November 21, 2018

Junior swimmer Lindsey Kozelsky is the typical student-athlete in many ways. Like a normal Gopher athlete, she runs from classes and homework to practice, travels on the weekends for competitions, and maintains a social life. But, in addition to managing all of the latter, Kozelsky takes on the role of a...

Women’s and men’s swimming and diving finish one and two at Iowa Invitational

Danielle Pederson

November 19, 2018

A strong start on day one of competition gave Minnesota swimming and diving the momentum it needed to dominate the rest of the meet. The women took home gold and the men captured silver at the Iowa Invitational this past weekend. “I was really happy with how the teams performed. I think we all nee...

Max McHugh hopes to make a positive impact on Minnesota swimming

Danielle Pederson

November 15, 2018

A new McHugh has arrived in Minnesota from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and has already made a splash on the Gopher men’s swim and dive team. Max McHugh, brother of former Gophers swimmer and NCAA All-American Conner McHugh, represented the University of Minnesota at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this past...

Gophers swim and dive teams make a big impact in Big Ten’s win over ACC

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.

Danielle Pederson

November 13, 2018

The men and women of the Big Ten’s swim and dive teams swept the Atlantic Coast Conference at Purdue University. The inaugural Big Ten/ACC Challenge finished in favor of the Big Ten Sunday, and Minnesota's athletes played an important role in the conference's success. “Not only was it an awesome op...

All-star Big 10 Swimmers and Divers take on the best of the ACC

Senior Danielle Nack swims the 200 Yard Butterfly during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

Danielle Pederson

November 7, 2018

For the first time ever, the Big Ten conference, as a whole, will compete against the teams of the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Nov. 10 and 11, the best swimmers and divers from each Big Ten college will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana to compete against the best of the ACC. Representing the ACC w...

Minnesota’ women’s swimmer qualifies for international competition

Freshman Mackenzie Padington competes in the women's 500 yard freestyle at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Jan. 27.

David Mullen

August 2, 2018

A Gophers women's swimmer is heading to Toyko to compete in the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, an international tournament that is considered a top tier event within the swimming community.  Minnesota sophomore Mackenzie Padington took home three gold medals at the Canadian Trials, which wer...