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A FUN ENDING—NMU swimmers look ready for an event earlier in the season. Both teams had good seasons, and finished the year with a team scrimmage. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Swim and Dive ends successful season with fun team scrimmage

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

The Northern Michigan University Swim and Dive Team faces plenty of pressure to perform at their best when it counts. However, after a successful season for both the men’s and women’s teams, the Wildcats...

CHAMPION CATS—Ondrej Zach poses after winning the National Championship in the 1650-yard freestyle. The Wildcats had a solid go at it at Nationals with 13 All-American recipients. Photo courtesy of Ondrej Zach.

Swim and Dive cherishes postseason accomplishments

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Coming home with a first place title and 13 All-American awards, the NMU Swim and Dive team returns from the NCAA DII Championship held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Senior Ondrej Zach took first place...

SWIMMING PAST THE PROTOCOLS—Izzy McCabe poses during the Wildcats swim and dive home meet. The swim and dive team, and all athletics at NMU, are dealing with the challenge of the COVID-19 protocols. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Swim and dive, all NMU athletes dealing with COVID-19 protocols

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The start of 2022 has already left many students in a sense of deja-vu as new policies have left a feeling of last year. For NMU athletics, the restraints are pulled a little tighter with practice and...

CHASING GREATNESS—NMU swimmer Ondrej Zach represents the Wildcats at the collegiate level, and his country of the Czech Republic on the national swimming stage. Photo courtesy of Ondrej Zach.

Czech student racks up swimming accolades

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

The Northern Michigan University swim and dive team is made up of a roster that boasts many high-profile athletes from across the globe. Among them is Ondrej Zach from the Czech Republic. A graduate...

COMING BACK CHAMPS—The NMU Mens Swim and Dive team won the CSCAA Open Water Nationals in Lawrence, Kansas this past weekend. Pictured is the winning team Grant Combs, Jasper Pullinen, Ondrej Zach and Thibault Auger. due to a lack of lifeguards

Wildcat swim and dive finds success despite adversity

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

The NMU Swim and Dive team have returned from the Open Water Nationals in Lawrence, Kansas taking home a first place victory in the CSCAA men's competition.  The winning men’s team consisted of four...


Satire—Swim and dive welcomes expert new teammate

Ryan McChesney March 11, 2021
Today Voigt announced NMU Swim & Dive team’s newest signee: Toby, a dolphin from Orlando, Florida.
GOING FOR GLIACS—The NMU Swim and Dive team has faced obstacles this season like many other have. But now the Wildcats are competing the GLIAC Championships despite the turbulent season theyve had to overcome. Photo courtesy of Connor Dorff.

NMU Swim and Dive in midst of GLIACs after turbulent season

Dallas Wiertella February 19, 2021
The NMU Swim and Dive team has had to overcome many obstacles just to compete this season similarly to other programs, but the season's come full circle with the GLIAC Championships.
Swim and Dive team makes splash

Swim and Dive team makes splash

Benny Garbacz October 26, 2017

The NMU Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams emerged victorious last weekend at St. Cloud State University before their two week break leading up to their meets at Grand Valley State University. The...

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