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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. 
The Ithaca College mens and womens swimming and diving team competed in the 2023 Liberty League Championships from Feb. 15–18. In the 2024 season, they went beyond their results breaking nine team records and a pool record.

Bombers shatter multiple records at the Liberty League championships

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor March 1, 2024
During a week of fierce competition, the Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams displayed remarkable dominance. The women’s team came up on top among nine teams, while the men’s team just missed first place, trailing the Rochester Institute of Technology by a mere 72 points.
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.
Junior diver Kailee Payne transferred from Division l Marshall University to Ithaca College for her junior season. Payne held the 1-meter dive record at Marshall University and was named Conference USA Freshman Diver of the Year.

Record breaking diver reconnects with sport through community

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 7, 2024
This season junior diver Kailee Payne has been dominating on the diving board, breaking the pool record at the Henry Kumpf Invitational on Jan. 20 with a score of 306.55 points in the 1-meter dive. 
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.
From left, graduate student swimmer Katie Champagne and sophomore diver Eliza Salus are each looking to make appearances in both conference and national competition.

Women’s swim and dive sets the tone under new leadership

By David Schurter, Staff Writer November 8, 2023
Since 2017, Ithaca College athletics has competed as a member of the Liberty League. During this time, the college has won several Liberty League Championships across every sport in every season. The women’s swimming and diving program is one of those perennial championship teams and this season, they are looking to win their fifth straight Liberty League title.
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...

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.
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. 
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
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