Category: Swimming & Diving

Tokyo Bound: Emory Alum Andrew Wilson Secures Spot at Olympics

Andrew Wilson swims during his senior year at Emory University. Wilson will represent Team U.S.A. at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Emory Wheel) Andrew Wilson (17C), former Emory University swimmer, is headed to Tokyo, Japan, for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Wilson will represent Team USA in the 100 Breaststroke after earning a spot with [...]

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Emory Swimmer: What I Learned From COVID-19

The University Athletic Association’s (UAA) decision to cancel all winter sports, along with Emory prohibiting teams from holding practices or events throughout the fall semester, has presented myriad challenges for student athletes beyond original pandemic-related expectations. As a member of the swim and dive team, I began to understand firsthand how difficult this semester would [...]

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Emory Athletic Teams Face Novel Challenges Without Fall Season

The Emory men's club ultimate frisbee team, "Juice," huddles during a tournament in 2015. The team now hopes to gain new members despite barriers set by the pandemic./ James Crissman (15C) While the fall semester is markedly different from an academic standpoint, athletics, perhaps, have felt even greater the wrath of this pandemic. Although some [...]

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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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