Oct. 6, 2012
The University of Minnesota men's swimming and diving team took part in Michigan's first-ever Water Carnival Saturday at Canham Natatorium.
The meet featured the men's and women's teams from Minnesota and Michigan as well as the men's team from Oakland participating in 13 events (listed below) including swimming, diving and water polo. Other activities at the Natatorium included appearances by the U-M Dance Team, U-M Band and the Friars a-capella group.
4x75-yard Medley Relay
Dive 50-yard underwater freestyle with fins
3x550-yard Freestyle Relay
300-yard Breaststroke with fly kick
50-yard Butterfly with flip turn
200-yard Freestyle with fins
250-yard Medley Relay (25-yard Butterfly, 50-yard Butterfly/Backstroke, 75-yard Butterfly/Backstroke/Breaststroke, 100-yard Individual Medley)
200-yard Backstroke from a dive
200/150/100/50 Freestyle Relay
50-yard Breaststroke with flip turn
200-yard Individual Medley swum in any order
Stroke technique with Peter Vanderkaay
50-yard Freestyle with fins
16x25-yard Freestyle Relay
The meet was scored like a collegiate tri-meet but there was no team scoring.
The Gophers will host an intrasquad scrimmage at the University Aquatic Center Friday, Oct. 12 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
US Nationals Start on Tuesday
Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.
Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition
Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.