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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.
Sophomore swimmer Kerry O’Brien swims the 200-yard butterfly during the Bomber Invitational, which took place Dec. 2–4. The women’s team took first place, while the men finished in second.

Swim and dive teams dominate in the first half

By David Schurter, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
With the fall semester coming to a close, the Ithaca College swimming and diving teams wrapped up the first half of the season with the excitement of the 11th annual Bomber Invitational.
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.
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.
The college implemented its updated spectator policy Jan. 12, allowing only students, faculty and staff members to attend competitions until the situation is further evaluated Feb. 7.

Updated spectator policy prohibits fans outside IC community

By Tommy Mumau, Sports Editor January 24, 2022
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, spectators outside of the Ithaca College community will not be allowed to attend athletic events until at least Feb. 7.  
From left, juniors Luke Pohlman, co-captain of the ultimate frisbee club and Kailey Rothenberger, vice president of the club softball team are among participants concerned about reductions to the club sports program.

Club sports have concerns over reduction in resources

By Arla Davis and Tommy Mumau December 9, 2021
Many club-sports members have concerns that the Office of Campus Recreation is unable to properly meet the needs of these clubs because of a lack of resources, funding and staff members.
From left, Mike Blakely-Armitage, assistant swimming and diving coach, and Kevin Markwardt, head swimming and diving coach, oversee practice Feb. 19.

Swimming and diving coaches lead two teams for the first time

By Arla Davis, Sports editor March 4, 2021
When Paula Miller retired from coaching after 36 years in June 2020, Kevin Markwardt was promoted to head coach of both teams.
Junior swimmer Nick DAgostino competes in the 50-yard breaststroke Feb. 20 in the Bombers are Back Time Trial at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.

Swimming and diving teams compete against one another in time trials

By Mark Puskey, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Both the men’s and women’s Ithaca College swimming and diving teams hosted the Bombers are Back Time Trial on Feb. 20 at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium at the Athletics and Events Center. The...

Junior diver Lindsey Duhamel performs a dive off of the 1-meter board during the Ithaca Invitational on Feb. 8 at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.

Junior diver discusses transition from soccer to diving

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor February 27, 2020
Junior diver Lindsey Duhamel recently completed her first season as a member of the women's swimming and diving team after switching from soccer.
Freshman Ethan Godfrey performs a dive on the 3-meter board during the swimming and diving meet against Union College Jan. 26 at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.

Dynamic diving duo dominates on the boards

By Emily Adams February 20, 2020
Junior diver Justin Moczynski and freshman diver Ethan Godfrey compete head to head every day in both meets and practice.
Freshman Ethan Godfrey performs a dive on the 3-meter board during the swimming and diving meet against Union College Jan. 26 at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.

Bombers host 11th annual Dick Comanzo Diving Invitational

By Connor Glunt February 9, 2020

The Ithaca College men’s and women’s diving teams hosted the 11th annual Dick Comanzo Diving Invitational Jan. 26 at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium. The Bombers competed against Alfred State...

The club swim team posted several strong performance at its first meet of the season held at Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium. This was the second time the team has hosted a meet.

Club swim team succeeds at second-ever home invitational

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor October 10, 2019
The Ithaca College Club Swim team hosted its second-ever home meet at Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.
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