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Whitman Swim Drops Regular Season Finale, Looks Toward Repeat Conference Championship

Photo by Natalie Mutter

February 4, 2016

The men’s and women’s swim teams have both finished their regular seasons after an intense matchup this past weekend at Whitworth. It was a difficult matchup, with Whitworth gunning for revenge after losing to Whitman last year in the NWC Championship. Unfortunately, neither the men’s nor the women’s t...

Men’s swim sets sights on repeat title

Men's swim sets sights on repeat title

December 7, 2015

The Whitman College men’s swimming team has been faced with the task of defending a championship, one of the most difficult things to do in sports. In the past, Whitman had been able to play up their position as the underdog and fight their way to the top under the radar, but this year is a differen...

Record-breaking swim season continues for select athletes

Left to right: Sam Starr,  Loic McGiverin-Odeide, Clark Sun, Karl Mering, Sean Tarada. These swimmers are in the running to go to nationals. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Kendra Winchester

February 26, 2015

The energy from their sweep against Whitworth to end the regular season carried both the men's and women's swim teams through their Northwest Conference Championship finals. The men took first place earning 697.5 points, ending Whitworth's 12-year NWC winning streak. And the women finished second with...

California trip focuses swim team on conference championships

Cole Anderson

February 5, 2015

Written by Kyle Flannery For the Whitman men and women's swim teams, a training trip to California is critical. It is also physically strenuous. Practicing twice a day, they swim more yardage than at any other point in the season. This helps swimmers reach a new level of fitness, but it goes farther...

Swim Team Season Preview

Swim Team Season Preview

Cole Anderson

November 7, 2013

With about a month of official practice under their belts and coming off of last year's successful season, the Whitman College men's and women's swim teams are poised to continue their success this season. The men's team ended with a second place conference finish, and the women narrowly missed ...

Trial, training, tradition: Whitman swim season 2011-2012

Credit: Marin Axtell


October 20, 2011

With 16 broken records from last season's Northwest Conference  Championships alone, the Whitman swim team has an impressive precedent of success to meet. However, the 2011-2012 season shows a lot of promise, with an emphasis on excellent technique and a crop of quick first-years boosting team talent....

Recharge, recruiting, reflection punctuate coaches’ summers

Nick Wood

May 16, 2011

Much like their student athletes, Whitman varsity coaches use the summer as a time to recuperate and recharge. "It's a very seasonal lifestyle we have," head swimming coach Jenn Blomme shared. "It's very intense in season or when we're preparing for the season." The summer allows for a break from...

Athletes recommit to fitness with summer training

Libby Arnosti

May 16, 2011

For nine months of the year, groups of sweaty varsity athletes can be spotted frequenting the weight room, pool and gym as they build strength for their athletic seasons. But as the school year ends, these teammates will scatter into internships and jobs everywhere from Seattle to South Africa, and each...

Whitties’ success celebrated at annual awards banquet

Photo Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Pamela London

May 16, 2011

Glasses were raised as athletic achievement was celebrated Tuesday night at the 2011 Whitman College Athletic Awards Banquet. Players, coaches and staff from Whitman's 14 varsity teams gathered together to celebrate what is regarded as the most successful year in Whitman athletics. Achievements were...

SSRA helps unite Whitties with the outdoors

Pamela London

April 7, 2011

Whitman is renowned for its academic achievement, but one of the things that attracts many students to come to Walla Walla is our prominent outdoorsy nature. For some students, the opportunity to take SSRA courses was a main reason for applying and eventually coming to Whitman. First-year Katie Parker...

Holiday training presents challenges, opportunities

Pamela London

December 2, 2010

Whitman varsity athletes are all about routine: get up, go to class, eat, go to practice, eat, do homework, sleep, repeat. This cycle allows them to continuously maintain their studies and work on their game. For the Whitman winter sports teams, however, there are two annual disturbances to this routine,...

Varsity swimmers ‘leave it in the pool’ for charity

Pamela London

November 11, 2010

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the Whitman College varsity swimmers redefined the notion of "leave it on the field," a phrase constantly invoked by coaches during game time, by expending every ounce of energy and effort possible in the name of philanthropy. Varsity swimmers joined over 100 teams and 6,000 a...

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