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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...

Gophers finish 15th at 2018 NCAA championships

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.

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 have had since they last hosted the event. The Gophers came in 15th place with a score of 67. T...

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 2011. This year, Donker is making his NCAA championships debut Thursday. Donker, who is from the ...

Minnesota finishes 10th at NCAA Championships

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

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 10th in the overall standings with a score of 157. No. 1 Stanford won the title for the second co...

Gophers qualify five for NCAA diving championships

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

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 Championships Monday through Wednesday. These championships served as qualifiers for the 2018 NCAA...

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

Senior Conner McHugh swims the 200 Yard Breaststroke during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic 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 Swimming Championships. Minnesota finished in fifth place with 712.5 points. "[Indiana was] well coache...

Bowen Becker fights through rheumatoid arthritis to thrive with Minnesota

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.

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 not make life for him more difficult, except when training for his Division I sport. "It impacts the way ...

Gophers finish fourth at women’s Big Ten Championships

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

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 in the 200-meter butterfly. Nack qualified for the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships in...

Minnesota ends regular season with victories against Northwestern and Purdue

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.

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 and Northwestern on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, she finished the 100-yard freestyle in 52.69 ...

Women’s and men’s swimming defeat Denver

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.

Erik Nelson

January 15, 2018

Minnesota continued its winning ways against the Pioneers thanks to solid performances from junior Chantal Nack and sophomore Lindsey Kozelsky. Kozelsky finished first in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke, while Nack finished first in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle. Head coach Kelly Kremer sa...