Swimming and diving ready for nationals

On Feb. 18, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams celebrated a conference championship. Both teams led from day one of the meet and were able to hold off the opposition for victories. With conference championships under their belts, both teams are focused for nationals, which are scheduled to take place March 14-18.

Head coach, Hollie Bonewit-Cron, was proud of both teams’ performances at the conference championship.

“Watching both teams accept their trophies at the end of the meet [made me proud]. It is always about the process of getting to the end result, and I was proud of how hard our swimmers worked this season, fought through the hard training, and could now see the end result of all of that,” she said.

Senior swimmer, Ash Dougan, said this season’s conference championship was great because both teams came away with victories.

“It was great, especially having the girls win too. To see the team come from what we had last year to the large successful team we have this year was amazing,” he said.

This year, 12 men and seven women will be representing NSU at nationals. Bonewit-Cron said she’s very excited to see her swimmers compete at the national level.

“I hope we are faster in all of our events and we place higher in the team standings,” she said. “We have double the men from last year and almost quadruple the women, so it will be exciting to see how they perform and how they take on the challenges.”

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