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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.

Women’s and men’s swimming defeat Denver

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,...

Sophomore Tuomos Pokkinen swims the 200 yard butterfly race during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

Both men’s and women’s swim and dive win Minnesota Invitational

Erik Nelson
December 4, 2017

Late in the men's 400-yard freestyle relay on Saturday night, the Minnesota bench loudly cheered on Tuomas Pokkinen to finish first as he was closing in on the final stretch. The sophomore got first place...

Gophers sophomore Brooke Zeiger competes in the women's 400 individual medley finals in the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Dec. 5, 2015.

Brooke Zeiger thrives in individual medley

Erik Nelson
November 30, 2017

Senior Brooke Zeiger grew up swimming at country club and YMCA pools.  "I enjoy it because it's very competitive. It's very difficult," Zeiger said. "I enjoy the challenge that it provides every single...

Conner McHugh strives to be ‘best breaststroker that’s ever come to this school’

Erik Nelson
November 16, 2017

Growing up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 45 minutes from Green Bay, senior Conner McHugh was surrounded by water. Lake Michigan was nearby, and his parents wanted him to be safe around it. Both of his parents...

Gophers win one event at Minnesota Diving Invite

Erik Nelson
November 13, 2017

There weren't any swimmers racing over the weekend, but that didn't mean there wasn't competition for Minnesota. The team hosted the Minnesota Diving Invite Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Divers from various...

‘Blue-collar’ Mackenzie Padington excels in first year

Erik Nelson
November 9, 2017

The environment around the University of Minnesota, from the fall foliage to the Mississippi River, reminds freshman Mackenzie Padington of home. Padington is from Campbell River, British Columbia, a Canadian...

Sophomore Danielle Nack competes in the Women's 100 Yard Backstroke during the 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

As teams salute seniors, Gophers win against two of three opponents

Erik Nelson
November 6, 2017

Six Minnesota seniors, four women and two men, walked poolside on Friday night with roses in their hands and family members at their sides. It was Minnesota's senior night at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center,...

After swimming and living around the world, Tuomas Pokkinen excels with Gophers

Erik Nelson
November 2, 2017

Some college students choose the college or university they want to attend well in advance. This wasn't the case for sophomore Tuomas Pokkinen. Pokkinen, who is from Espoo, Finland, never traveled to the...

Sophomore Danielle Nack competes in the Women's 100 Yard Backstroke during the 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Women’s swim and dive defeats Iowa 190-109; men lose 162-138

Erik Nelson
October 30, 2017

Head coach Kelly Kremer's women's team put together some outstanding performances in a 190-109 win against Iowa on Friday night. Minnesota (2-0, 1-0) won all 16 events in Iowa City, Iowa, and has not lost...

Gophers swimming looks to continue dominant streak against Hawkeyes

Erik Nelson
October 26, 2017

Head coach Kelly Kremer's men's and women's swim and dive teams will come prepared for a Big Ten rival Friday. Minnesota's next meet is against Iowa at 5 p.m. in Iowa City, Iowa. It's been more than six...