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Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Swim and dive race toward crucial stretch

ALL ABOARD—NMU Swim and Dive is on the rollercoaster to NCAA Championships as its tough stretch begins. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

As the Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams look ahead into the final part of the season, they seek  more success heading into NCAA Championships. Head Coach Heidi Voigt showered praise to her team for how they have handled themselves thus far.

“We have had a good season so far with our dependable veterans chalking up several wins and very happy with our incoming class stepping up and making significant contributions,” Voigt said. 

Voigt’s swimmers and divers have big goals to close out the 2019-20 campaign, and events coming up will help prep the team for the postseason.

“Coming up is our mid-season invite where we hope to qualify some relays as well as individuals for the NCAA championship in March. This also tests our new class with their first big prelim/final competition,” Voigt said. 

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Voigt said her team has improved in a number of ways throughout the season, such as racing strategies and techincal details. Voigt continued on to talk about some of the standout athletes on both teams.

“Rachel Helm who has qualified in the past for the NCAA Championships has looked great all year. We have three divers who have already gotten their invite to the NCAA Championships in Ohio those are Jamie Kimble, Mary Grossman,and Mandy Baird,” Voigt said. “On the men’s side we have two freshman divers who have also qualified for the championship meet. We also have had outstanding swims from Lajos Budai,” she said.

The team heads south to attend the Calvin College Invite this upcoming weekend on Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7. In the invite they prepare to take on Grand Valley State University, Calvin College, Findlay University, Kalamazoo College, Tiffin University, Grove City College and Indiana Wesleyan University. 

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