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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...

First-year Lauren Raike warms up in the pool at the Carver Center in preparation for the swimming team’s meet at Carthage College on Saturday, Jan. 12. Photo by Ian Murrin.

Raike makes splash at Augie

Sarah Major January 16, 2019

Stepping onto the starting block, first-year swimmer Lauren Raike’s hands find the edge of the surface as she prepares to begin her race. With the pop of the starting noise, Raike dives into the water...

(Center) Marissa Jaskae swims a 50 of freestyle, on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Photo by Emma Gannaway.

Swimming teams off to strong start

Clint Ugolini November 29, 2018

Augustana's swimming teams are off to a great start this year, with the women's record at 4-0, and the men's record at 3-1. Both squads are coming off wins against Monmouth earlier this month, on top of...

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...

Vikings Prepare For a Clash against Wheaton

Alex Riddle January 25, 2018

After the Augie Swim team competed in the Grinnell Invite, where the men finished 3rd out of 7 teams and the women finished 4th out of 10 teams, the Vikings look ahead to a contest against Wheaton on Sat,...

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,...

Schoenecker speaks about swimming

January 26, 2017

The Augustana Observer sat down with women’s swimming captain Kristin Schoenecker to discuss her role as a captain and the team’s ambitions for the season. 1. Who do you think will be your toughest...

Junior Kristin Schoenecker works through the swim practice during a kick board set. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Women's swimming starts season undefeated

Madison Williams December 1, 2016

Augustana’s women’s swimming team has gotten a great start to the 2016-17 season as the team is currently undefeated with a record of 3-0. The team is young with many new freshman, but also have 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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