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Swim Team Hits the Beach

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

As the frigid winter engulfed Walla Walla over break, the men’s and women’s swim teams made their way west to the warm shores of Honolulu, Hawaii. While the trip is part of the team’s annual mid-break training trip, Honolulu presented a divergence from the team’s usual plan to swim under the sun in ...

Record-breaking swim season continues for select athletes

Record-breaking swim season continues for select athletes

Kendra Winchester

February 26, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

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...

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Sarah Anderegg

February 27, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman's All-American Honorable Mention swimmer Claire Collins has every right to brag about her record-breaking accolades, but when it comes to her success, Collins offers nothing but modesty. Collins, who took first place in the 200 breaststroke at the Northwest Conference Championship last week,...

Swim Team Makes Big Splash With Hour of Power

Swim Team Makes Big Splash With Hour of Power

Kelsey Peck

November 17, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Last Tuesday, Nov. 12, collegiate, high school and club swim teams all over the country participated in the Hour of Power, a charity event to raise both money and awareness for sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue disease that takes effect all over the world, primarily in young people. The event began in 2006 after Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin passed away from the disease. Since then, the Carleton Knights...

Swimming Caps Off Season at NWC Championships

Swimming Caps Off Season at NWC Championships

Tristan Gavin

February 14, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman's men's and women's swimming teams finished second and third, respectively, to wrap up their season this weekend at the Northwest Conference Championships. Although the men and women finished in the same places as last year, the attitude leaving the meet was very different. "The performances this wee...

Whitman Swimmers Win Against Linfield, Willamette

Elena Aragon

November 8, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Whitman swim teams opened the 2012-13 Northwest Conference season at the Louise and Paul Harvey Pool with dominant victories in dual meets over Linfield College and Willamette University. Both the men's and women's teams defeated Linfield in the Friday meet, with a men's score of 140-62 and...

Whitman Sports Blog: Spring Break Wrap-up

Pamela London

March 28, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Tennis men seek top five ranking Nine days, eight matches and eight wins: that is how the Whitman men's tennis team celebrated spring break. Facing five conference foes as well as two non-conference foes ranked regionally and nationally, Whitman stepped up its game another notch looking to improve ...

Whitman Sports Blog: Athletes score big victories, awards heading into spring break

Pamela London

March 7, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This week, the Sports Blog takes a look at the state of Whitman sports heading into spring break. Whitties bring home the hardware Five Whitman athletes collected NWC Player of the Week awards in the past two weeks of competition (Feb. 20-26 and Feb. 27-March 2). Senior Conor Holton-Burke (tennis)...

Whitman Swimming smashes long-set records in huge blitz

Whitman Swimming smashes long-set records in huge blitz

Libby Arnosti

February 16, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

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...

Varsity athletes share pre-game rituals

Peter Clark

February 16, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Some of the most famous athletes in the world also have strange and superstitious pre-game rituals.  The best basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, wore his North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls shorts every game of his professional career because he believed it brought him luck. Jordan...

Swimmers win big before Championships

Matt Tesmond

February 2, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

With Conference Championships a matter of days away, the Whitman Swimming Team faced its toughest challenge yet and came through in extraordinary fashion at the final meet before the year-end championship meet. "People have been swimming their best in practice, and we've just started our taper. We'll definitely be setting the stage for Conference," said women's team Captain Katie Tackman bef...

Profile: Assistant swim coach Kevin Howard

Profile: Assistant swim coach Kevin Howard

Pamela London

December 1, 2011


Filed under SPORTS

Profile: Kevin Howard University of Rochester, Class of 2011 Current Position: Assistant Swimming Coach How did you get involved with coaching swimming at Whitman? I was looking for a job in coaching during the summer and used the NCAA coaching site to find the position. I was working as an engineer for a biomedical company, and I wasn't really happy with it. I'd rather do somethi...

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