Category: Swimming & Diving

Emory Student’s Olympic Dreams Delayed as COVID-19 Claims Tokyo Games

The unbridled spread of the novel coronavirus has forced the world, and its institutions, into lockdown as society desperately struggles to mitigate the pandemic. For former Emory Eagle Andrew Wilson (17C), this is just another roadblock in his unorthodox quest for Olympian status. One of the last major athletic dominoes to fall in the fight [...]

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Finding Home 8,000 Miles Away

Advertisement Jack Kelleher (22C) was only two years old when he started to swim. His mother, nervous about Kelleher drowning in the ocean, started his lessons at a young age. But the precautionary measures soon transformed into a passion for swimming. “I lived in New Zealand, and my parents were scared that if I did [...]

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Women’s Swim and Dive Wins 28th Consecutive UAA Championship

Advertisement Women’s Basketball The Emory women’s basketball team played two hard-fought games this weekend against University Athletic Association (UAA) foes the New York University (NYU) Bobcats and the Brandeis University Judges (Mass.). A win against Brandeis and a loss against NYU elevated the Eagles to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in UAA play. In the first [...]

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Diving In Headfirst with Jon Howell

Since 1998, Emory men’s and women’s swimming and diving Head Coach Jon Howell has helped establish Emory as one of the best programs in the NCAA Division III. Over his 21 years at Emory, Howell has led Emory to a combined 41 top-10 finishes at the National Championships and has won several coaching awards. He [...]

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Lucas Bumgarner Continues to Dive Through Barriers

A 10-year-old Lucas Bumgarner stood next to the diving board during swim practice, watching and learning. He observed the daring divers as they climbed the ladder to the 1-meter platform and stood — poised on the edge, balancing on their toes with their arms extended. He found something in the bounces, jumps, twists and flips [...]

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