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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.
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. 
Senior diver Karalyn Pawcio begins her dive at the Geneca Diving Invitational on Feb. 4. Pawcio won the 3-meter boards at the meet and came in third for the 1-meter boards.

Women’s swimming and diving team cap off an undefeated season

By David Schurter, Staff Writer February 8, 2023
The Ithaca College women’s swimming and diving program finished off the regular season by winning its last dual meet of the season to secure a 10–0 record.
Senior swimmer Emily VanderSleen has been a key part in helping the Ithaca College womens swimming and diving team to a 7–0 start this season.

Q&A: Senior swimmer helps propel team’s strong first half

By Daniel King, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2022
As Ithaca College winter teams start to wind down the first half of their seasons the women’s swimming and diving team is looking to end their first half with an undefeated record.
From left, senior swimmer Emily Shorb and graduate student diver Abby Maraccino are expecting the Ithaca College womens swimming and diving team to have a strong showing this season.

Women’s swimming and diving team jumping into the season with high expectations

By Dean Gutic, Staff Writer November 9, 2022
With the freezing cold winter approaching, the Ithaca College women’s swimming and diving team makes its return with big ambitions for the upcoming season as sports move indoors. 
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.
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.
From left, freshman swimmer Jack Wadsworth and graduate student diver Ava Lowell, won NCAA titles at the Division III National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 16–19.

Two Bombers bring home national titles for swim and dive teams

By Ori Grady, Staff Writer March 31, 2022
In a season to remember for the Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, the programs capped-off the campaign with a pair of national titles.
From left, juniors Karalyn Pawcio and Martha Kemp-Neilson compete in the womens swimming and diving and womens track and field Liberty League Championships, respectively.

Ithaca College programs reach top of the Liberty League

By Tobiah Zboray March 10, 2022
Two Ithaca College athletics programs reached the top of the conference, posting Liberty League Championships for the college’s women’s swimming and diving and women’s track and field teams.
Senior diver Kloe Boeckel practices a new routine during practice Tuesday in the Athletics and Events Center pool.

Women’s swimming and diving team approaches historic milestone

By Doug Geller, Staff Writer February 6, 2013
Ithaca College women's swimming and diving team stay on path to four straight state titles

Seniors paddle past high and low tides

By Steve Derderian, Staff Writer February 22, 2012
The seven seniors on the women’s swimming and diving team joined a divided group before they were able to power their way to 47 victories in four seasons.
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