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Swimmers enter break near top of conference

The swim team practices in the pool located within Baker Ferguson Fitness Center. Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Julian Reed

December 11, 2014

The arrival of winter break means that Whitman swimmers have a monthlong rest in their meet schedule, giving the swimmers a chance to focus on their academics and training in preparation for the more intense second half of the season. The men's team is 4-0, while the women's team is 3-1. The teams'...

Mering Wants More Coming Off Historic Win

Mering Wants More Coming Off Historic Win

Sarah Anderegg

April 10, 2014

Only three weeks shy of becoming Whitman College's first national champion in its Division-III history, junior two-time All-American swimmer Karl Mering already has his eye set on his next and final season. "The off season is an extremely important time for swimmers. It's not just about getting...

Mering Makes History with Win at Nationals

Quin Nelson

March 24, 2014

Junior Karl Mering started nationals without his goggles and ended with a national championship. Mering had a successful stint at the Division III Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, highlighted by a victory in the 100-yard butterfly that made him the first national champion swimmer in...

Swim Teams Finish Strong at Conference Meet

Swim Teams Finish Strong at Conference Meet

Cole Anderson

February 27, 2014

Two weekends ago, the Whitman men's and women's swim teams completed their seasons at the Northwest Conference Championships. Though the season could potentially continue for a select group of swimmers, this meet marked the end of another successful season for the team as a whole. With six NWC meet...

Whitman Swimming smashes long-set records in huge blitz

Credit: Greg Lehman

Libby Arnosti

February 16, 2012

The Whitman swimming record board has never been shattered with such ruthlessness. Last weekend at the season-end Northwest Conference Championship meet, an unprecedented 25 records fell to this year's talented batch of swimmers. The men and women raced their way through the three-day meet to round off...

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