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Mace & Crown | March 2, 2015

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Yesim ‘The Dream’

January 14, 2014 |

Junior Turkish phenom goes the distance in pool, pushes herself to record-breaking heights The tireless sport of swimming has its fair share of rigorous physical demands. Those who have competed at the highest level in the water know what it feels like. Those who have not can still witness those who excel in it. Over […]Read More

Sid ‘Vicious’

January 14, 2014 |

Sidni Hoxha is quick swimmer whose time taken in the pool to make his point is not long at all. It is a mirroring image of someone very famous in the 1970s. John Simon Ritchie, better known to the world as Sid Vicious, was a bassist for the Sex Pistols. Although he did not stay […]Read More

High Heat Splitter

November 7, 2013 |

Women outpace Lady Retrievers in pool, men cut it close but fall short in home opener The Old Dominion University women’s swimming and diving team were victorious over UMBC while the men’s squad were edged out by just 19 points to the Retrievers Saturday afternoon in the first home meet of the season at J.C. […]Read More

A Tribe-Called Quest Split

January 30, 2013 |

​Hoxha leads men in 13-point edge, women fall short but Rashleigh shines on Senior Day Before gearing up for a week’s worth of CAA Championships, eight swimmers said their goodbyes to the place they called their swimming home for the past four years. Old Dominion junior Sidni Hoxha led his side to a 151-143 edge […]Read More

Swim and Dive Looks to Make a Splash in CAA Championship

February 22, 2012 |

The Old Dominion University Swim and Dive teams are racing towards the end of their seasons and both the men and women are looking to finish strong.  The Colonial Athletic Association Championships are set to start this week with dive beginning on Wednesday and swim on Thursday. “We’re looking forward to that, we’re getting excited […]Read More

Blue Crush Split

February 1, 2012 |

Gerensulu, Haigh wins highlight split Swim and Dive meet versus Towson Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer Swimmers Yesim Giresunlu and Jason Haigh each earned individual victories as Old Dominion split the Monarchs’ swim and dive meet against Towson on senior day Saturday afternoon at J.C. “Scrap” Chandler Pool. The men defeated Towson 182-118 and […]Read More

Swimming Up Stream

February 1, 2012 |

Junior swimming sensation soaring to new heights Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer The swimmers take center stage in unison. In lane four stands 5-feet-7-inch Old Dominion junior Kimberley Rashleigh. Sporting navy blue, the Sydney, Australian native plants her arms forward, ready to jump in the pool. A grind-it-out event like the medley takes strength, stamina, precision […]Read More

Arni Arnason’s Record-Setting Career at ODU

February 1, 2012 |

Written By: Connie Farmer Staff Writer Arni Arnason, senior on the Old Dominion men’s swim team, enjoyed his last home meet this Saturday, Jan. 28.  A senior day ceremony took place before the event, and afterwards Arnason was asked about his experience at ODU over the last four years. To say that Arnason had a […]Read More

Swim and Dive Monarchs impress in homestead duel versus Pirates

January 19, 2012 |

Written By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer Swimmers Arni Mar Arnason and Kimberly Rashleigh picked up 200-meter individual medley victories, while divers Mitchell Ortiz and Rebecca Krunkel score a combined twelve points in four diving events as Old Dominion splits swim and dive meet with East Carolina. The men picked up the 165-127 victory in overall […]Read More

ODU Dives into Success

November 2, 2011 |

Swim and Dive Team off to fast start Written By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer The Old Dominion University Men and Women’s Swim and Dive teams have created quite an early splash this year.  Both teams have started out  well with the Men standing at 2-0 and the Women standing at 3-1 since the six month […]Read More