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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Incoming athletes reveal why they chose Whitman

Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter March 9, 2023

A new generation of athletes is preparing for a career in Whitman sports. High school seniors from far and wide have committed to compete as a Whittie; they are set to begin their journey next fall. The...

Swimmers ride wave of success at Logger Invitational

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor December 8, 2022

While most of Whitman’s campus has been hibernating due to the cold, watching the snow and drinking hot chocolate, the Whitman swimming teams traveled to the University of Puget Sound to compete in the...

Contributed by Naji Saker.

Q&A with national champion swimmer Tanner Filion

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

Junior Tanner Filion competed in the NCAA Division III national competition in Indianapolis over spring break. Filion competed in three events, a feat given that there are usually only around 16 athletes...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Athletes reflect on online viewership for Spring 2021 season

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 25, 2021

Whitman's COVID-19 policies have moved viewership of athletics matches online for everyone not directly involved with the team. This is just one of a number of new challenges that teams have had to overcome...

Whitman swimming completes annual ‘Hour of Power’ in remote format

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Editor November 19, 2020

On Nov. 10, the Whitman swimming teams continued their annual tradition of teaming up to remember Ted Mullin, a former Carleton College student, in an Hour of Power. According to a Wire article from...

Whitman students and Walla Walla community members participate in “Hour of Power,” a swim relay race that raised awareness and money for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research. Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.

“Hour of Power”: Nation’s swimmers unite against cancer

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter November 21, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Whitman’s varsity swim team was joined by members of the Walla Walla Swim Club and other members of the Walla Walla community to raise awareness and money for the Ted Mullin Fund...

Illustration by Lanh Tran

Whitman Blues swim to success against George Fox

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter November 15, 2019

The Whitman swim team's reputation can be summed up in one word: fast. Despite only having had two meets so far this season, they already have a good chance of winning this season’s Northwest Conference...

Swim Team Hits the Beach

Swim Team Hits the Beach

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter January 26, 2017

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...

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.

Record-breaking swim season continues for select athletes

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...

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Sarah Anderegg February 27, 2014
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 in the NWC Championship last week, is currently waiting to hear if she will have another chance to compete at Nationals for the second year in a row.
Swim Team Makes Big Splash With Hour of Power

Swim Team Makes Big Splash With Hour of Power

Kelsey Peck November 18, 2013
Last Tuesday, 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.

Swimming Caps Off Season at NWC Championships

Tristan Gavin February 14, 2013
Whitman’s men’s and women’s swimming teams finished second and third, respectively, to wrap up their season this weekend at the conference championships. Although the men and women finished in the same places as last year, the attitude leaving the meet was very different
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