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Matt Barnard looks to leave great legacy

Matt Barnard competes in diving at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Dec. 5, 2015.

Alyssa Hodenfield

October 28, 2016

Matt Barnard didn’t have a bad start to his senior season.After a first place finish in the 3-meter board contest and a second place title in the 1-meter board against Wisconsin, Barnard earned the Big Ten Diver of the Week title for the seventh time in his career. “To start off the year strong and h...

Minnesota swim and dive teams split season-opening meet

Junior Connor McHugh swimming the men's 200 meter breaststroke at the Gophers' first meet of the season against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on Oct 13. 2016.

Alyssa Hodenfield

October 17, 2016

The University of Minnesota swimming and diving teams held their season opener against Wisconsin Thursday afternoon.The men’s team defeated rival Wisconsin 185-115, but the women fell short and lost by a close 158-142 total. “I’m proud of both teams. It’s the details that we’ve been working on...

Minnesota swim teams split in season opener

Junior Daryl Turner charges ahead, dominating the 100 freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Oct. 24, 2014, against North Dakota. Turner took first place and finished with a time of 44.75.

Alyssa Hodenfield

October 14, 2016

The University of Minnesota men’s and women’s swim and dive teams held their season opener against Wisconsin Thursday afternoon.The men’s team defeated Wisconsin 185-115, but the women fells short with a close 158-142 loss. Senior Daryl Turner was a huge asset to Minnesota’s men’s team Thursday a...

Smith ready to return to Minnesota pool after Olympic redshirt year

Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012,  at the University Aquatic Center.

Alyssa Hodenfield

October 12, 2016

Kierra Smith is gearing up for her senior swim season at Minnesota, but it’s been a while since she’s donned a swim cap with maroon and gold.Smith is returning to the Minnesota swim and dive team after competing with Team Canada in the 2016 Summer Olympics.Her career has been plenty busy so far, b...

Gophers forgo first meet due to severe weather

Minnesota's Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Oct. 12, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Emily Polglaze

October 11, 2016

Both Minnesota swim and dive teams opted to stay home over the weekend, though they were set to kick off their seasons at Florida State.The anticipation of Hurricane Matthew led the Gophers and the Duke Blue Devils to sit the meet out, and as a result, Florida State cancelled the meet.“The storm affected t...

Minnesota swim and dive teams set to start season

Minnesota's Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Oct. 12, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Alyssa Hodenfield

October 8, 2016

The Minnesota men’s and women’s swim and dive teams will kick off their seasons on Saturday against Florida State and Duke in Tallahassee, Florida.Head coach Kelly Kremer has high hopes for both teams this season and said he plans to spend more time focusing on details and technique this year. “I think w...

Smith turns Rio dreams into a reality

Minnesota's Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly against Iowa State on Oct. 12, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Thomas Jaakola

April 19, 2016

Kierra Smith’s dream since she was a kid has been to compete in the Olympic Games.     After winning a gold medal in both of her breaststroke events at the Canadian Olympic trials in Toronto about a week ago, the Gophers swimmer turned that dream into a reality.     “I...

Minnesota places 20th at NCAAs

Junior Manny Pollard dives at the Aquatic Center on Friday afternoon. The Gophers hosted the Jean Freeman Invite for swimming and diving on Dec. 5, 2014.

Thomas Jaakola

March 28, 2016

Senior Manny Pollard and junior Matt Barnard helped the Gophers finish 20th at the 2016 NCAA Championships, the team’s highest finish since 2013.     Pollard earned All-American honors after taking fifth on the platform dive with 393.75 points, the highest NCAA finish of his career.&nb...

Women’s team takes 16th at NCAA Championships

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

Thomas Jaakola

March 21, 2016

Minnesota finished 16th with 70 points at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Ga., with five Gophers earning All-American honors.     The finish is the team’s lowest since not participating in the NCAA meet as a team in 2005.     “I’m happy for the team; they...

Seven qualify for NCAAS

Thomas Jaakola

March 10, 2016

The Gophers qualified seven divers for the 2016 NCAA Championships at the NCAA Diving Zones, which concluded Wednesday.     Freshman Alan LeBlang, junior Matt Barnard and seniors Dylan Zoe and Manny Pollard qualified for the men’s team, while juniors Yu Zhou and Lexi Tenenbaum and seni...