Women's Swimming

Miclau and Pasadyn Close Out Season Competing on the Biggest Stage

Nearly six months of training and competition ended on the highest note for Harvard women’s swim and dive as they claimed their fifteenth Ivy League Championship title in program history. However, work was not done quite yet for senior swimmer Felicia Pasadyn and sophomore diver Liz Miclau.

Smiles at Ivies

Then-first-year Felicia Pasadyn celebrates with a teammate after their race during the Ivy League Championship meet in February of 2020 at Brown University.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Triumphant at 2022 Ivy League Championships

After a dominant performance on Saturday night at Blodgett Pool, Harvard Women’s Swimming and Diving capped off a victorious season with a win at the 2022 Ivy League Championships.


Harvard men's swimming and diving competes at the Ivy League Championships on Feb. 29, 2020. It went on to claim its 26th Ivy League title at that meet; it will look for its seventh consecutive conference championship between Feb. 23 and Feb. 26 in Princeton, N.J.

Tri-Captain of Women’s Swim and Dive Team, Cassandra Pasadyn, Activates Advanced Standing

Amidst the Ivy League’s decision to cancel fall, winter, and spring contests, Cassandra Pasadyn of the Crimson Women’s Swim and Dive team made the difficult decision to activate her advanced standing — an academic process that allows for early graduation — and forego her eighth semester at Harvard.

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.

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.

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.

Women's Swimming and Diving Defends Ivy Title, Setting Several Records

The Women’s Swimming and Diving team captured back to back titles for the first time since 1991-1992 proving the amount of hard work and effort this team put in throughout the year.

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?

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