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

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

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...

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

Minnesota’ women’s swimmer qualifies for international competition

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...

Senior Conner McHugh prepares for the start of the NCAA championship 200 breaststroke finals at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, March 24. McHugh placed 4th overall in the event.

Gophers finish 15th at 2018 NCAA championships

Erik Nelson
March 26, 2018

Minnesota men's swimming and diving hosted the NCAA championships, for the first time since 2011, at Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center. The result after the meet ended Saturday was the highest finish the Gophers...

Freshman Tom Donker ready to start for Minnesota’s 400-yard medley relay team at NCAAs

Erik Nelson
March 22, 2018

When the 400-yard medley relay starts at the NCAA championships, freshman Tom Donker will be the first in the water for Minnesota. Minnesota is hosting the men's NCAA championships for the first time since...

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

Minnesota finishes 10th at NCAA Championships

Erik Nelson
March 19, 2018

Ten Minnesota swimmers competed at the 2018 NCAA championships in Columbus, Ohio Wednesday through Saturday, and nine of them came back to Minneapolis with All-American honors. No. 16 Minnesota finished...

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

Gophers qualify five for NCAA diving championships

Erik Nelson
March 9, 2018

The stands were less full than usual at Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center, but that didn't mean that Minnesota's men's and women's diving teams had a day off. Minnesota competed in the 2018 NCAA Diving Zone...

Senior Conner McHugh swims the 200 Yard Breaststroke during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

Minnesota finishes fifth in Big Ten Championships at Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center

Erik Nelson
February 26, 2018

Indiana jumped into the diving pool with t-shirts and caps after four days of competition at Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center. The Hoosiers finished in first place with 1,658 points at the 2018 Big Ten...

Junior Bowen Becker prepares for the Men's 100 Yard Freestyle during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

Bowen Becker fights through rheumatoid arthritis to thrive with Minnesota

Erik Nelson
February 22, 2018

Since he was about 11 years old,  junior Bowen Becker could only compete in swimming. Becker couldn't play any other sports because of rheumatoid arthritis in his knees. He said his condition does...

Senior Danielle Nack competes in the women's 100 yard butterfly at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Gophers finish fourth at women’s Big Ten Championships

Erik Nelson
February 19, 2018

Senior Danielle Nack didn't have the results she wanted at past Big Ten Championships. This year was different. Nack won six silver medals in the conference's postseason. She earned a second place finish...

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.

Minnesota ends regular season with victories against Northwestern and Purdue

Erik Nelson
January 29, 2018

Danielle Nack impressed in her last regular-season meet at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.  Nack won the 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle relay during Minnesota's meet against Purdue...