Despite performing strongly in the relays and placing first in 21 events this weekend, the Wildcats fell to USC at McDonald’s Swim Center on Friday and UCLA at the Spieker Center Saturday in Los Angeles.
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The Arizona men and women’s swim teams, ranked No. 17 and No. 9 respectively, are back on the road again this weekend as they head to Southern California.
After Arizona’s swimming program went undefeated in dual matches and produced 14 individual and three relay championships, head coach Eric Hansen looked to capitalize on that success and add more depth to the women’s swim team.
Less than a year after graduating from Arizona, former Wildcat swimmer Cory Chitwood was named LSU’s newest assistant coach this season, at the young age of 23. He described it as a dream come true.
Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or stood perfectly still, phone against his ear, waiting in anticipation, as he awaited the decision.
Arizona’s women swam their way to victory against Washington State on Friday at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, sweeping their fellow Pac-12 competitors in all eleven events and winning with a score of 121-76.
The Wildcats dive back into action this weekend as the women host Washington State on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center, then travel with the men to compete against Denver and UNLV at the Buchanan Natatorium at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Eric Hansen, head coach of Arizona’s Swimming and Diving team, was selected to lead the U.S. men’s swim team at the Short Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey this December.
The Arizona men and women’s swim and diving teams lifted themselves to victory this weekend, compiling 32 first place finishes to defeat Hawaii in their season opener at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center. Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or, Margo Geer, Mitchell Friedemann, Matt Barber and Kevin Cordes led the Wildcats with solid performances.
Arizona’s swimming program is considered one of the best in the nation, as it has finished in the top 10 every year since 1998 and acquired at least one individual national championship every year since 2004.
Arizona’s No. 4 ranked men’s swimming program has a reputation for being among the best in the nation, in large part thanks to its recruiting prowess. The Wildcats look to start another year off strong, hosting a two-day opening meet against Hawaii at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center Friday and Saturday. Freshmen Andrew Sovero and Kelly Moodie are among the young swimmers expected to swim well this year for the Wildcats.
The Arizona baseball team is back to practice after its championship season.
Giles Smith beamed as he leapt from the pool at the conclusion of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Championships in February 2009. He had just slashed the National Independent high school swimming record with 19.74 in the 50 freestyle, becoming the first independent high school swimmer to breach the 20-second mark.
Sophomore Kevin Cordes is now one of Arizona’s top swimmers, but he didn’t always want to be a swimmer.
Mitchell Friedemann waited anxiously in the pool at the 2012 NCAA Division I Championships in Omaha, Neb., as he hoisted himself into a push-off position.
As the pre-qualifying singles come to an end at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., Arizona’s quartet of representatives — Giacomo Miccini, Andre Vidaller, Mario Urquidi, and Sumeet Shinde — led the Wildcats in their toughest tournament of the season.
A group of four players from the Arizona men’s tennis team is off to Tulsa, Okla. this weekend to compete in the ITA All-American Championships at the Michael D. Chase Tennis Center. The tournament starts this Saturday and concludes with the championship matches taking place on Sunday, Oct. 7.
The Arizona baseball team will begin its defense of the College World Series on Feb. 15 as it opens the season against Coppin State.
Despite taking over for the legendary Frank Busch as head coach of the UA swimming and diving program last year, Eric Hansen was still able to have a bit of his own success. After 12 seasons of coaching at the University of Wisconsin, Hansen returned to Tucson where he had attended graduate school and won a national championship in the 100m backstroke in 1990.
The Arizona men’s tennis team wrapped up play at the Aggie Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. on Sunday, officially kicking off the fall tournament season.