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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.

Minnesota swim and dive teams defeat Hawkeyes at home

Alyssa Hodenfield
October 31, 2016

The Minnesota swim and dive teams had a week off between their most recent meets, but came back from the break strong.Both squads hosted Iowa over the weekend and came out with victories. The men competed...

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

Matt Barnard looks to leave great legacy

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...

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.

Minnesota swim and dive teams split season-opening meet

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...

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.

Minnesota swim teams split in season opener

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...

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

Smith ready to return to Minnesota pool after Olympic redshirt year

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...

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

Gophers forgo first meet due to severe weather

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...

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

Minnesota swim and dive teams set to start season

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...

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

Smith turns Rio dreams into a reality

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...

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.

Minnesota places 20th at NCAAs

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...

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

Women’s team takes 16th at NCAA Championships

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...