Women's Swimming

Off the Blocks

Tri-captain Cassandra Pasadyn explodes off the blocks into the backstroke. With the swim and dive season canceled this year, Pasadyn did not have the opportunity to get off the blocks, in part leading her to activate advanced standing and graduate early.

Walking on Water

Elizabeth Miclau prepares to enter the water during a training session in Mission Viejo, Calif. From a height of 10 meters, even the slightest alterations can mean the difference between flopping and breaking the water with ease, so remaining compact is crucial.

Flipped Classroom: Elizabeth Miclau Trains for Diving World Championships

In the year since the beginning of their covid-induced exile from campus, many Harvard students have passed the time by learning new skills; some have picked up baking, others a new form of exercise, and still others knitting or painting. For Elizabeth Miclau ’23-’24, quarantine has meant learning to grow comfortable throwing herself off the equivalent of a three-story building.

Seconds Ahead of Second: Felicia Pasadyn, Female Rookie of the Year

It is not normal to be winning multiple races at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships by several seconds, where races are often determined by fractions of a second. Nor is it normal to win every event you swim in at a championship meet — but that’s exactly what Pasadyn did this February at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Women's Swim & Dive Breaks Program Records at Ivy League Championships

The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team finished the four-day-long Ivy League Championships this past Saturday at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center at Brown University. Many program records and several pool records were broken as the Crimson placed second with 1462 points to Princeton with 1569 in the league championship meet.

4-Day Leaders

The Harvard women's swimming & diving went wire-to-wire to win the Ivy championships.

Back to Back(stroke)

Both the men's and women's sides have won the Ivy League title three of the past five seasons. Can they repeat to make it four of six in 2018-2019?

Senior Written Perspective: Jing Leung

"Mention Jing’s name to anyone who knows her and they will literally start beaming. She has this effect on everyone who has the pleasure of meeting her."

Dahled Up

Miki Dahlke broke numerous Blodgett Pool records in her sophomore season, including in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle. Qualifying for the NCAA Championships, Dahlke also contributed to the Crimson's third Ivy title in five years.

Dahlke and Leung Represent Women's Swimming and Diving at NCAAs

​At this year’s NCAA Championships, two members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team brought their talents to the national stage. Sophomore Miki Dahlke and senior Jing Leung competed in the meet in Columbus, Ohio, which stretched for four days starting on March 14.

Swimming and Diving Reclaims Frank Keefe Trophy

At the Ancient Eight championships over the weekend, Harvard women’s swimming and diving team took their third Ivy Crown in five years, accumulating 1616 points and beating the rest of the field by 125.5 points.

Head Above Water

The swimming and diving team claimed its third Ivy Crown in five years at the Blodgett Pool on Saturday.

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