The University of Wisconsin swimming and diving team is expected to name Yuri Suguiyama as head coach, replacing Whitney Hite, SwimSwam News reported Tuesday. The 34-year-old Suguiyama comes to Wisconsin after six seasons as men’s associate head coach at Cal, helping guide the Bears to one national title in 2014 and five national runner-up finishes.
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After a regular season full of ups and downs including a Big Ten Record for sophomore Beata Nelson and the departure of one of their captains, the No. 21 Wisconsin women’s swim team is ready to put its last four months in the rearview mirror and move to the penultimate point of its season – the Big Ten championships. “It’s always an exciting time of the year because everyone’s always rested and ready to do some special things,” head coach Whitney Hite said.
Twenty three-year-old Olympian and Wisconsin volunteer assistant coach Matthew Hutchins announced his retirement from competitive swimming on Wednesday through a statement to Swimming New Zealand. Hutchins enjoyed a highly successful college career as a Badger, twice placing in the top five nationally in the mile and owning four school records before exhausting his eligibility in spring 2017.
Immediately after a nine-day training trip to Hawaii that was equal parts relaxation and hard work, the unranked Wisconsin swim team is heading to the University of Southern California for a dual meet with the No. 7/No.9 Trojans on Monday to start the second half of their season. Last year, the Trojans threw everything but the kitchen sink at head coach Whitney Hite and his team, and with a reloaded USC squad that includes multiple US National teamers and international Olympians, the Badgers are expecting to have their hands full. USC is a team that’s rife with star power, but Wisconsin sophomore Beata Nelson says going head-to-head with the Trojans’ big names is a challenge the Badgers are up for. “Our expectation is to go out and compete with them,” Nelson said.
After one season, Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge no longer with Wisconsin swimming and diving programBy Kelly Ward | Nov. 20, 2017
After missing the first half of the 2017-’18 season, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge is no longer on the Wisconsin swim team, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. According to two sources close to the team, Runge left the team on her own volition.
Twenty minutes after winning his first race in a Wisconsin cap, junior swimmer Tyler Zelen lost his goggles on the dive in for the 100-yard freestyle.
For freshman swimmer Ido Haber, his transition to competing at the Division I level halfway across the world from Kiryat Bialik, Israel was made easier thanks to his two and a half years of mandatory service in the Israeli Air Force.
After a tri-meet at Auburn that was admittedly challenging, the No. 25 Wisconsin men’s swim and dive team, and the No. 12 Wisconsin women’s swim and dive team (0-1 men, 0-1 women), are ready to begin its two-meet homestand with a dual meet against star-studded No. 8 and No. 4 Georgia (1-0, 1-0) on Thursday.
After graduating one of the largest senior classes in recent memory, the Wisconsin swimming and diving team is back in 2017-’18 with a new, more versatile look. With an incoming class that includes two national champions, an Olympian and three high-profile transfers, head coach Whitney Hite and his team should have little trouble climbing the ranks of the Big Ten.
The No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers come into this meet with top-ten aspirations and a stacked team, which is a welcome change from previous years.
For the first time since 2001, the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers will have a diver at the NCAA Championships. Senior Ashley Peterson punched her ticket and became the first diver of any gender to qualify in 16 years after an impressive sixth-place finish in the platform event with a score of 507.80 at the NCAA Zone D qualifiers in Columbia, Mo.
All year, the stars of the No. 22 Wisconsin men’s swim and dive team have been seniors Cannon Clifton, Matt Hutchins and Brett Pinfold. Although the three will be heavily relied upon this weekend at the Big Ten Championships, head coach Whitney Hite believes that the meet will be his entire team’s time to shine.
All season, the No. 12 Wisconsin women’s swimming and diving team has been working toward the elusive goal of winning a Big Ten title.
On Saturday, the Badgers swimming and diving team took a trip to South Bend, Ind., for the Notre Dame Shamrock Invitational hoping to find their lucky charms. Overall, the Badgers had an excellent showing.
After a week of heavy training in Hawaii, the No. 19/No. 14 Wisconsin swim and dive team is back on the road to take on No. 16/No. 8 USC at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles this Friday. The Badgers went into the semester break on a high thanks to many top times and school records at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational, but the level of competition in L.A.