Category: Swimming & Diving (W)

Swimmers finish long journey towards NCAAs

The Alabama swimming and diving program has long awaited the upcoming national championships. The meets come at the end of a six-month season, but Alabama will be able compete at a level they haven’t seen in over a decade. The women’s team will send eight athletes to its championships Thursday to Friday in Minneapolis, Minn., the most for that team […]

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UA swimmers hope to claim NCAA titles

The recently resurgent Alabama swimming and diving program will look to add to its national championship roster when five athletes compete at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships this week. Seven swimmers from the women’s side have already been selected for the national championships, marking the biggest delegation since 2003 for the team. From Monday through Wednesday, four female divers […]

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Alabama swimming and diving team celebrates seniors

With the SEC Swimming and Diving Championship growing ever nearer, Alabama coach Dennis Pursley has turned his attention firmly toward championships, with the Alabama swim team set to begin its final tuneups when they host Emory University this Saturday. “We’re starting to round the corner to the home stretch of the season,” Pursley said. “We’re trying to continue to close […]

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Tide wins home swim meet

Tide wins home swim meet

Kristian Gkolomeev traveled 50 hours, roughly 5,700 miles in the air, arrived in Tuscaloosa from Athens, Greece on Wednesday morning, and swam 50 yards in 20.48 seconds on Saturday afternoon – good enough for first place in the men’s 50 freestyle and one of Alabama’s many victories en route to a 184-96 rout of Kentucky. Swimming and diving coach Dennis […]

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Former Olympic swimmer joins Crimson Tide for spring

Former Olympian Kristian Gkolomeev, who hails from Athens, Greece, has joined Alabama’s swimming and diving team for the spring semester. Gkolomeev arrived in Tuscaloosa early Wednesday morning after a trip that included several lengthy layovers. Gkolomeev competed for Greece in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, and placed 31st in the 100-meter freestyle. He also competed at the 15th […]

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