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2018-19 Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving News

  • No. 25 Men’s Swimming and Diving Wins H-Y-P Meet at Blodgett Pool
    February 03, 2019
    No. 25 Harvard Men’s Swimming and Diving built on its first-day lead and cruised to a sweep of Yale and Princeton at the H-Y-P meet on Sunday at Blodgett Pool. The Crimson won the annual meet for the second consecutive season.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Has Well-Rounded Effort on Day 1 of H-Y-P
    February 02, 2019
    Harvard Men’s Swimming and Diving made an early statement and did not let up as it finished with a 146-40 lead over Yale and a 114-72 advantage against Princeton after first-day action at the annual H-Y-P meet.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Ready for H-Y-P Meet at Blodgett Pool
    January 30, 2019
    The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team is ready for its final home meet of the season and the annual contest vs. Yale and Princeton. The H-Y-P meet is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. and noon, respectively. Both days will air on ESPN+.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Returns to TYR Top 25 Poll
    January 23, 2019
    Harvard men’s swimming and diving re-entered the TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Poll, emerging at No. 25. The Crimson share the position with Auburn as both earned 25 points, sitting just five points behind 24th-ranked Purdue.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Earns Second-Highest Fall GPA in NCAA Division I
    January 22, 2019
    Harvard men’s swimming and diving for the second consecutive season posted the second-highest GPA for the fall semester in NCAA Division I to garner Scholar All-America Team honors, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced on Tuesday. It marked the eighth time in the last nine years the Crimson has earned a top-5 GPA among Division I schools.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Earns Home Wins Over Penn, Brown
    January 12, 2019
    Harvard men’s swimming and diving returned to the Blodgett Pool for the first time since November and defeated Penn and Brown on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson earned a 198-102 decision over the Quakers and picked up a 216.50-83.50 win over the Bears.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Welcomes Brown, Penn to Blodgett Pool
    January 09, 2019
    The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team begins its final homestand of the 2018-19 season on Saturday at noon when it welcomes Brown and Penn to Blodgett Pool. The Ivy League double-dual is scheduled for a noon start.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Falls at No. 12 Georgia, 170.5-129.5
    January 07, 2019
    Harvard men’s swimming and diving won six events, but ultimately fell short at No. 12 Georgia, 170.5-129.5, Monday afternoon in Athens. The loss snapped the Crimson’s four-meet winning streak, dropping it to 4-1 on the season (3-0 Ivy League).
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving to Visit Georgia for Dual Meet
    January 04, 2019
    The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team will resume is 2018-19 slate on Monday at 12th-ranked Georgia. The dual meet is set to commence at noon inside Gabrielsen Natatorium.
  • Watts Leads Men’s Diving at Wally Nakamoto Invitational
    January 04, 2019
    Hal Watts paced Harvard men’s diving on Friday in second-day action of the Wally Nakamoto Hawai’i Diving Invitational. After competing on the 3-meter board on Thursday, the event moved to the 1-meter competition just 24 hours later.
  • Men’s Diving Resumes Season in Hawaii
    January 03, 2019
    The Harvard men’s diving team returned from the holiday break on Thursday and competed at the Wally Nakamoto Hawai’i Diving Invitational. Representing the Crimson were Alec DeCaprio and Hal Watts against a field that included the Rainbow Warriors and Wisconsin.
  • Umitcan Gures Returns from FINA World Swimming Championships
    December 17, 2018
    Harvard men’s swimming and diving first-year Umitcan Gures recently returned from the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, after competing for Turkey.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Finishes Action Hall of Fame Invitational
    December 01, 2018
    Harvard men’s swimming and diving completed final-day action on Saturday at the Hall of Fame Invitational in Austin, Texas.
  • Farris Leads Men’s Swimming and Diving at Texas Meet
    November 30, 2018
    Dean Farris put forth a strong effort on Friday to lead Harvard men’s swimming and diving at the Hall of Fame Invitational in Austin, Texas. The swimmers were in The Lone Star State, while the divers were at the Georgia Fall Invitational in Athens, Ga.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Finishes Busy Day at Separate Meets
    November 29, 2018
    Harvard split its squad for this week’s competition and had both the swimmers and divers in action on Thursday. The swimmers found themselves at the Hall of Fame Invitational in Austin, Texas, with the divers competing at the Georgia Fall Invitational in Athens, Ga.
  • Men’s Swimming Opens Hall of Fame Invitational Action with 800 Free Relay
    November 28, 2018
    The Harvard men’s swim team began competition at the Hall of Fame Invitational on Wednesday night in Austin, Texas. The 800-yard freestyle relay was the lone event contested during a meet that is slated to run through Saturday night.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Set to Travel to Texas and Georgia
    November 27, 2018
    Harvard men’s swimming and diving continues its season this week after taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Crimson will send its swimmers to the Hall of Fame Invitational in Austin, Texas, and its divers to the Georgia Fall Invitational in Athens, Ga.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Defeats Columbia, 209-86
    November 16, 2018
    The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team remained undefeated after dismissing Columbia, 209-86, Friday afternoon at Blodgett Pool. The decision ran the Crimson’s record to 4-0 (3-0 Ivy League) with the Lions dropping to 1-3 (0-3 Ivy League).
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Ready for Home Meet vs. Columbia
    November 14, 2018
    The 23rd-ranked Harvard men’s swimming and diving team returns to action on Friday for an Ivy League home meet vs. Columbia. The conference clash is set for a 3 p.m. start at Blodgett Pool.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Bryant
    November 11, 2018
    The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team picked up its third dual-meet victory of the season in the last three days, defeating Bryant on the road, 186-109. The swimming team competed at Bryant, while the diving squad took on the Bulldogs at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Sweeps Season-Opening Meet
    November 09, 2018
    The 23rd-ranked Harvard men’s swimming and diving team swept its season-opening triple-dual meet at Cornell with Dartmouth on Friday. The Crimson cruised to a 210-83 victory over the Big Green and downed the Big Red, 194-101.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Set for Busy Opening Weekend
    November 08, 2018
    The 23rd-ranked Harvard men’s swimming and diving team is set for a busy opening weekend that will take them to Ithaca, N.Y., Smithfield, R.I., and nearby Worcester. The Crimson swimmers will face the host, Cornell, and Dartmouth in Ivy League action on Friday at 1 p.m., followed by the diving portion at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, the squad will split up with the swimmers competing at Bryant at 11 a.m. and the divers at Clark University.
  • Farris Named To Team USA For 2019 World University Games
    October 18, 2018
    Harvard men’s swimmer Dean Farris will represent the United States at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy announced today (Oct. 18).
  • Five Inducted into Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame
    October 14, 2018
    The Harvard Varsity Club welcomed five members to its Hall of Fame as the Class of 2018 during a dinner and induction ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston's Downtown Clubhouse on Saturday, October 13. Jennifer Botterill ’02-'03 (women's hockey), Dominic Moore ’03 (men's hockey), Carl E. Morris ’03 (football), Daniel J. Shevchik ’03 (men's swimming & diving), and Tiffany Whitton Gould ’03 (softball) joined the nearly 550 student-athletes from Harvard’s 42 varsity teams who have previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving First-Year Jake Johnson Competes at Youth Olympic Games
    October 12, 2018
    Harvard swimming and diving first-year Jake Johnson competed on the international stage at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina on Oct. 6-18.
  • Heaton Resigns as The Class of 1989 Head Coach for Diving
    October 09, 2018
    Chris Heaton, The Class of 1989 Head Coach for Diving, has decided to step down from his role, Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics, announced today (Oct. 9).
  • Logan Houck Named To 2018-19 USA Swimming National Team
    September 05, 2018
    Senior distance swimmer Logan Houck was selected to the 2018-19 USA Swimming National Team announced Wednesday morning.  
  • ESPN+ Information for US and International Fans
    August 27, 2018
    In the spring, the Ivy League and ESPN agreed to a long-term relationship to showcase Ivy League events through a variety of ESPN platforms. This includes coverage for all 42 Harvard varsity programs on ESPN linear networks and ESPN+. 
  • Chris Heaton Named The Class of 1989 Head Coach for Diving
    August 21, 2018
    Chris Heaton has been named The Class of 1989 Head Coach for Diving, Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics announced today (Aug. 22).
  • Four Harvard Men's Swimmers Record Personal Bests at USA Swimming Nationals
    August 14, 2018
    Four members of Harvard men’s swimming and diving competed in the finals of the USA Swimming Nationals at the end of July.
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