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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.
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.
Following the 2022–23 academic year, the Ithaca College athletic department initiated a string of new hires including five coaches and two administrators.

Major leadership turnover marks new chapter for athletics

By David Schurter, Staff Writer August 24, 2023

With a new academic year rolling around, a new athletic year begins. The 2023–24 year will mark a new chapter in Ithaca College athletics, with several new coaches and administrators taking over for...

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.
Junior track and field athlete Isabella Lambert said she has to find alternative training methods during winter break because it can be too cold outside to run.

Athletes look to stay warm during winter break

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer November 30, 2022
Before Ithaca College athletes settle into their holiday plans, they need to consider how they will stay in shape before their return to campus and keep the season from slipping away during a hiatus.
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, junior Holden Shatoughy and junior James Collishaw will look to help the Bombers bring home their first Liberty League championship since the school joined the league back in 2018.

Looking to turn the tide in conference play

By David Schurter, Staff Writer November 9, 2022
the Ithaca College men’s swimming and diving team made its long awaited return to the pool Oct. 15, ready to begin a new season. 
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. 
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, Paula Miller and Susan Bassett were named to the College Swimming and Diving Association of Americas top 100 coaches in the past 100 years

Two IC members named to all-time swim & dive coaches list

By Aidan Charde, Assistant Sports Editor February 1, 2022
Susan Bassett and Paula Miller were included in the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America’s (CSCAA) list of the 100 Greatest College Swimming & Diving Coaches of the past 100 years.
From left, senior Michael Sheehan, freshman Ryan Pillion and Kevin Markwardt, head coach of the mens and womens swimming and diving teams stand on the deck at Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.

Swimming and diving coach transitions into new role

By Tommy Mumau, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2021
The Ithaca College swimming and diving program is currently in the midst of its first full season with Kevin Markwardt as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.
Junior Ethan Godfrey is returning this season as one of the teams top divers. He won the Liberty League title in the 3-meter diving event in his freshman year.

Men’s swimming and diving team make waves early in the season

By Connor Glunt, Sports Editor November 10, 2021
The Ithaca College men’s swimming and diving team returned to the waters of Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium on Oct. 16 to kick off its first in-person regular season competition since February 2020.
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