Swimming

Prairie student Wilkins helps Jefferson dominate swim meet

CEDAR RAPIDS — Within a few minutes of helping the Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls’ swimming team win the J-Hawk Relays, Emma Wilkins had already thrown on her Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks T-shirt.

With no girls’ swimm [...]

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Girls’ swimming: Teams, individuals to watch in 2014

INDIVIDUALS

Lizzie Brown, sr., Iowa City High — First-team all-state and defending state champion in 100 breaststroke. Finished fourth in 2012 and 15th as a freshman at state meet in 100 breaststroke.

Kelsey Drake, so., Linn-Mar [...]

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Sophomore transfer Drake looks to make splash for Linn-Mar swimmers

MARION — Linn-Mar girls’ swimming coach Chad Derlein already had plenty of reasons to be excited about the fall season.

But when sophomore transfer Kelsey Drake walked through his door toting a pair of runner-up finishes in las [...]

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Prairie coaches lead by example

PALO — Motivation to promote fitness can be found within a Cedar Rapids Prairie coach and his duel with diabetes.

Girls assistant cross country coach Mike Dankert received news he had diabetes about three years ago, and has bee [...]

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Area athletes claim top Pigman finishes

PALO — As Daniela Williams turned the final corner at the Pigman Triathlon sprint race on Sunday, the North Liberty native had the support of a home crowd cheering her on.

With that support behind her, Williams was able to fini [...]

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COMMUNITY: Workout with a purpose

Editor’s note: Jason Clark of Iowa City is a group exercise instructor at North Dodge Athletic Club and a participant in Eastern Iowa runs, duathlons and triathlons.

By Jason Clark, community contributor

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Former Iowa swimmer hoping to make waves with documentary

IOWA CITY — A former University of Iowa swimmer is using his talents in a different way to produce a feature-length documentary.

Brian Tremml is hoping “The Water is My Sky” is the “first movie about the sp [...]

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HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: Friendships made in offseason

Editor's note: Here is your chance to tell your story about your team, your school or your favorite player. If you'd like to join The Gazette's growing list of high school contributors, contact J.R. Ogden at jr.ogden@thegazette.com

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Lions thinking big for MVC swim meet

By Whitney Blakemore, The Gazette

MARION — It's been more than 20 years since a Linn-Mar swimmer has stood on the podium at state.

But this year head coach Tom Belin has high expectations for his team.

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McGlaughlin making his mark

CEDAR RAPIDS – Rob Miecznikowski has been around swimming a long time.

He's worked with swimmers from the club level to the Olympic level, as well as world-record holders and champions of all different kinds.

But the Iowa Cit [...]

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Mississippi Valley Conference teams, individuals to watch

Headed into 2013-14, the boys swimming teams that ended 2012-13 atop the Mississippi Valley Conference figure to be in line to repeat their performances. Here are the teams and individuals to watch for the 2013-14 season in the MVC. 

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HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: A daughter's tale

Editor's note: Here is your chance to tell your story about your team, your school or your favorite player. If you'd like to join The Gazette's growing list of high school contributors, contact J.R. Ogden at jr.ogden@thegazette.com

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City High junior Lizzie Brown bursts to first place at state swimming meet

 

MARSHALLTOWN – With two events remaining, it appeared that gold would again elude the area schools at the girls' state swimming and diving meet.

Then Lizzie Brown found an extra burst.

The Iowa [...]

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HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: Xavier's swimming community

Editor's note: Here is your chance to tell your story about your team, your school or your favorite player. If you'd like to join The Gazette's growing list of high school contributors, contact J.R. Ogden at jr.ogden@thegazette.com

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COMMUNITY: Am I a triathlete?

Editor's note: Jason Clark of Iowa City is a group exercise instructor at North Dodge Athletic Club and a participant in Eastern Iowa runs, duathlons and triathlons.

By Jason Clark, community contributor

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