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First-year freestyle/backstroke Marshall Adams is apart of both the men’s swimming team and the men’s rowing team. Adams is the only student-athlete currently at Ithaca College that pursues a dual-sport combination that is not football and track and field.

First-year athlete rides tide into unique dual sport combination

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor March 7, 2024
Swimming and rowing could be seen as incompatible sports from the surface level. But when looked at closely, the connection may be deeper than just the water level. 
Mike Blakely-Armitage 00, the head mens and womens swimming and diving coach, has put a stronger emphasis on team culture outside of the pool this season. Blakely-Armitage replaced long-time head coach Kevin Markwardt after 36 seasons.

Ithaca College swimming and diving highlights team culture with new coaching staff

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have recently moved on from two longtime coaches. This season, with new voices in leadership, the Bombers have continued to have success in the pool while also placing an emphasis on success outside the pool.
On Oct. 15 the Ithaca College athletic department issued a new dress code that impacts practice attire for varsity athletes in the Athletic and Events and Hill Centers.

Athletics department issues dress code for student-athletes

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 6, 2023
On Oct. 15, the Ithaca College athletic department released a statement that redefined the way varsity athletes are allowed to present themselves. 
From left, sophomore diver Kian Long and junior freestyle and butterfly swimmer Matthew Mitros are looking to lead the Ithaca College mens swimming and diving team to a Liberty League championship title.

Men’s swim and dive boasts championship hope in the pool

By Matthew Givone, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
On Oct. 14, the Ithaca College men’s swim and dive team returned to the pool, earning themselves a big win over the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers and Hobart College Statesmen, with their sights set yet again on dethroning defending Liberty League champion, the Rochester Institute of Technology.
First-year student Caroline Armistead swims the butterfly during the 400-yard individual medley during day two of the Liberty League Championships on Feb. 16. Armistead came in 11th place in the event.

Bombers show out at Liberty League Championships

By David Schurter, Staff Writer February 21, 2023
The 2023 Liberty League swimming and diving championships are in the books and both the Ithaca College men’s and women’s teams made some waves once again. 
The Ithaca College mens and womens swimming and diving teams hosted the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons on Nov. 5. The Bombers won for both programs.

Men’s and women’s swim and dive teams both win over SUNY Cortland

By David Schurter, Staff Writer November 7, 2022
The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium on Nov. 5.
Ithaca College’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dominated against opponents from SUNY Fredonia, William Smith College and Buffalo State College at their first meet of the season Oct. 15 in the Kelsey Partridge Natatorium.

Swimming and diving teams start the season on a high note

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor October 17, 2022
The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off their season Oct. 15 in dominant fashion, beating all three schools that visited.
Sophomore swimmer Jack Wadsworth announced in an Instagram post that he had verbally committed to Arizona State University’s Division I swim team April 19.

National champion swimmer announces transfer to Division I

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer May 3, 2022
A few weeks after setting a Division III national record, sophomore swimmer Jack Wadsworth announced that he was transferring to Division I Arizona State University
From left, senior Cara Volpe and graduate student Megan Yawman from Ithaca College drive against junior Olivia Middleton and senior Ava McCann from St. Lawrence University on Feb. 27.

IC jumps 30 spots in Learfield Directors’ Cup standings

By Dean Gutic, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
Ithaca College sat at 44th in Division III after Fall 2021 in the Learfield Directors' Cup, but vaulted to the 14th spot thanks to strong winter performances.
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