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A WSU swimmer during an NCAA womens swim meet against University of Southern California, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Swimmers hit the last Pac-12s hard

PARKER R. SCHAFER, Evergreen columnist February 29, 2024

Coming out of a 2-week break from meets, the Pac 12 tournament has begun for the swimmers. This 3-day tournament is sure to be a growing experience for Wazzu’s strongest swimmers in the past 5 years. Coming...

WSU womens swimmer in a race during an NCAA women’s swim meet against, University of Southern California, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

The ice can’t freeze Cougar swimming’s spirit

PARKER R. SCHAFER, Evergreen columnist January 24, 2024

WSU swimming lost its first meet of 2024 to the USC Trojans 133.5 to 104.5, Saturday at Gibb Pool. USC started off strong with a first-place win in the 200-meter medley relay but the Cougars were right...

WSU swimming assistant coach Kaersten Meitz smiling while talking with head coach Matt Leach.

Kaersten Meitz: The energy of the Cougs in one human

PARKER R. SCHAFER, Evergreen columnist September 27, 2023

The Cougars are starting this season with a new assistant coach fresh out of the water who is looking to make an impact on the team. Kaersten Meitz, 27, has an energy that shows not only confidence and...

WSU women’s swimmer Angela Di Palo dives into the water during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU swim up in numbers; ready to dive into new season

PARKER R. SCHAFER, Evergreen columnist September 18, 2023

The Cougs have an updated roster this year with some returning and some new athletes joining the pool bringing the roster to a total of 29. This is a much-needed increase as opposed to the 23 they had...

WSU swimming relay teams take three medals at National Invitational Championships, March 9-11.

Emily Lundgren: lover of swimming and gummy bears

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor March 29, 2023

Emily Lundgren had done what no Cougar had ever done before.  Having taken third place at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships, she became the first WSU freshman swimmer in school history to qualify for...

WSU women’s swim team yells a chant during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Reaching new depths: 14 Cougs swam in postseason

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor March 29, 2023

The 2023 Division-I swimming postseason saw 12 WSU student-athletes take on the National Invitational Classic and two groundbreaking freshmen reach the NCAA Championships for the first time in school history.  For...

WSU women’s swim team encourages their teammates during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Feb 3.

WSU swim preparing for CSCAA Championships

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor March 9, 2023

The WSU swim team is sending two to the NCAA Championships but before that, 12 Cougar swimmers will take on the CSCAA National Invitational Championships. The Cougars also sent 12 swimmers to this event...

WSU swim competes in the Pac-12 Championship.

WSU freshmen make huge splash at Pac-12 Championships

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor March 8, 2023

WSU swimming has not sent multiple swimmers to the NCAA Championships since 2009 and has never sent a freshman. At this year's Pac-12 Championships, the Cougars sent, not one but two freshmen.  The...

WSU women’s swimmer Jewel Springer celebrates senior night with her family before an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Jewel’s journey: a steady climb

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor February 16, 2023

At first, Jewel Springer hated swimming.  She was forced into it by her dad due to her brother's love for it, she said. Springer is a senior captain for the WSU swim team and a political science...

WSU women’s swimmer Kaya Takashige swims in a butterfly race during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Feb 3.

WSU swimming leaves Idaho in its wake with record-setting times

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor February 7, 2023

It took 40 years for the Cougs to set a record in Gibb Pool. On senior night, they got six. The theme of the meet was pure dominance, as WSU (1–5) took first place in all 14 events and won initially...

WSU swim team competing against Cal, Oct. 16 2022.

WSU swimming falls short in Arizona over the weekend

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor January 19, 2023

The WSU swim team took on Arizona and Northern Arizona and then Arizona State over the weekend losing 186-108 Friday and 206-56 Saturday. After intense winter training and not having the surroundings...

Swimmer Payton Bokowy was a member of the team that broke the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Pac-12 Championships her sophomore season.

Cougars represent America

PARKER R. SCHAFER, Evergreen columnist December 5, 2022

The Cougars swam intensely at the U.S. Open and have the results to show for it. The U.S. Open was a four-day event with many different countries and many different swimmers from all over the world...

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