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Synchronized swimming club team to show off bond at Moms Weekend performance

By Ashley Wijangco April 5, 2016

Last school year, freshman Andrea Hayden MGwas browsing through Illinois’ Class of 2019 admitted students Facebook page when a post caught her attention.Hayden, a synchronized swimmer, came across a...

Illinois swimming concludes Big Ten championships

By Drake Pena February 22, 2016

The Illinois swimming and diving team concluded its postseason competition last weekend, finishing 12th in the Big Ten with 234 points.Big Ten champs Michigan hosted the event at its Donald...

Illinois swimming wraps up regular season with a loss to Arkansas

By Drake Pena January 31, 2016

The Illinois swimming and diving team ended its dual season with its toughest opponent to date.No. 22 Arkansas has been strong all season long. The Razorbacks ended their season with a 9-1 record in the...

Stephanie Hein, senior, swims the breaststroke in the 400 yard IM at the Fighting Illini Dual Meet Spectacular in the ARC Pool on October 16, 2015.

Illinois swim and dive prepares for first SEC competition in 10 years

By Drake Pena January 28, 2016

Check out the Radio Preview by Brian Heidegger hereWith only three weeks remaining until the Big Ten championships, the Illinois swimming and diving team will compete outside the conference for its...

Illinois swimming and diving off to a hot start

By Drake Pena December 9, 2015

By Drake PenaStaff writerExpectations were tempered for the Illinois swimming and diving team this season after losing arguably the best swimmer in the school’s history, Alison Mengss.Head coach Sue...

Illinois swimming and diving returns to action at The Big Challenge

By Drake Pena November 19, 2015

For the first time in two weeks, the Illinois swimming and diving team will be back in the pool Nov. 20 for the crowded Big Challenge meet.Traveling to Topeka, Kansas, the Illini will face their biggest...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati November 17, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports...

Illinois swimming and diving erases 15-point deficit, defeat FIU

By Drake Pena November 9, 2015

The Illinois swimming and diving team returned to action this past weekend for a two-day meet versus Florida International University. The teams participated on Friday and Saturday in a showdown that came...

Illinois swimming and diving looks to continue best start in five years

By Drake Pena November 5, 2015

The Illinois swimming and diving team compete against Florida International University on Friday.Head coach Sue Novitsky knows her team is fatigued from the long stretch of competition its been on,...

Hollie Smith, senior, swims the 50 yard breaststroke at the Fighting Illini Dual Meet Spectacular in the ARC Pool on October 16, 2015.

Illinois swimming and diving finishes weekend 2-1

By Drake Pena November 1, 2015

While the average Illinois student spent their Saturday participating in costumed events, the swimming and diving team had something else on its mind: Getting off to its best start in five years. Illinois...

Illinois swimming and diving prepares for final home meet of season

By Drake Pena October 28, 2015

The Illini have a lot of miles to travel before their season concludes.With meets scheduled all around the country, ranging from Miami to Coronado, California, the Illini will embark on a cross-country...

Amelia Schilling, junior, dives off the block for the 500 yard freestyle at the Fighting Illini Dual Meet Spectacular in the ARC Pool on October 16, 2015.

Illinois swimming and diving continues hot start to season

By Drake Pena October 25, 2015

The Illinois swimming and diving team is off to its best start since the 2010-2011 season, starting off the season 4-0RB after a strong performance Friday in East Lansing, Michigan. Facing Big Ten rival...

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