Category: Swimming & Diving

Emory swimming & diving feeds off motivation from championship run

Sophomore Jeff Echols wins second place in the 200m butterfly final at the 2022 UAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 12. (Natalie Sandlow/Staff) Last season, the Emory men’s swimming & diving program won the NCAA Division III National Championship and the women’s team was the runner-up to Kenyon College (Ohio). The program on both the [...]

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Lia Thomas started a conversation about transgender rights. It’s time we dive into it.

  The Eagles swim against the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Wilmington in the WoodPEC in 2014. (Courtesy of Jason Oh) Following the end of University of Pennsylvania swimmer and transgender woman athlete Lia Thomas’ collegiate career in March, the subsequent wave of nationwide anti-trans athlete legislation has jeopardized the future of inclusion in sports. But [...]

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Emory Swim & Dive win UAA championship for 23rd year in a row

Freshman Jeff Echols wins second place in the 200m butterfly final. (Natalie Sandlow/Contributing) Emory University hosted the 2022 University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championships at the Woodruff Physical Education Center. The meet commenced on Feb. 9 and concluded with the Emory swimming and diving teams crowned as UAA champions on Feb. 12.  With [...]

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Emory students respond to NCAA’s new transgender student athlete policy

The NCAA Board of Governors voted on Jan. 19 in favor of a sport-by-sport approach to regulations surrounding transgender athletes, set to start during the 2022 winter sport championships.  The national governing body of each sport will determine the specific regulations for transgender athletes, according to the policy, with the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards [...]

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Gone for gold: Emory alum wins at Tokyo Olympics

Former Emory University swimmer Andrew Wilson (17C) will return to the U.S. with a new accomplishment following the Tokyo Olympics. Although Wilson wasn’t able to finish with a medal in the individual 100 and 200 breaststroke competitions, he will bring back a gold medal for his contribution to the country’s 4x100-meter men’s medley relay team. [...]

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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 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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