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Augie Swimmers Ready to Dive Into Season

Alexis Jones October 17, 2019

The Augustana Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams opened up their season last Friday with a dual meet versus St. Ambrose. Despite only practicing for three weeks, the women celebrated a first...

Ekberg breaks school record at Nationals

Madison Williams March 24, 2019

For the first time in 33 years, an Augustana swimmer, senior Jared Ekberg, competed at the National Division III Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 21 through 23. Ekberg finished 21st...

Sophomore Connor Bullard swims backstroke at practice to train for the teams meet against Wheaton on February 3. Photo by Tony Dzik.

Men’s and women’s swimming prepares for conference championships

Madison Williams January 31, 2018

With the conference championships coming up in a few short weeks, the Augustana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been mentally and physically preparing themselves for their end of the...

Quinn Landoch (20) swims freestyle during one of Mondays sets. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Vikings Look to Continue Success at Wheaton Invite

December 7, 2017

After starting the season 4 and 0, the Augustana Men’s and Women’s Swimming team looks to continue their success this upcoming weekend when they participate in the Wheaton Invite. When asking men’s...

Patti Grod (’20) trains with a kickboard to get ready for the 2017 swimming season. Photo by Tony Dzik.

Men’s and Women’s Swim prepares for St. Ambrose Meet

October 19, 2017

After preparing for the start of the swim season for the entire fall term, the men and women’s swim team will have their first meet against St. Ambrose in Davenport on Oct. 27. Before the workouts started,...

Senior Aaron Holt swims the backstroke at practice Dec. 16. Holt is the team captain.
Photo by Ian Magnuson.

Holt sets goals high after back injury

December 18, 2014

Back stroke to back injury, Aaron Holt never let surgery break his moral or drive to make his senior year of swimming his best. “It was April 2013, the end of my sophomore year, and I was playing a...

Josh Wielenga, senior, practices diving in the Carver pool.
Photo by Ian  Magnuson.

Augustana diving duo makes a splash

December 4, 2014

Augustana’s diving team is as small as a team can be, consisting of one man and one woman. Senior Joshua Wielenga and junior Megan McGregor are coached by diving coach Aimee Moylan. This is Wielenga’s...

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