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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.
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.
While Harvard men's swimming and diving clinched another undefeated Ivy dual meet season as it faced off against Princeton and Yale in New Haven, Conn., the women suffered defeats to both the Bulldogs and Tigers.
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.
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.
First-year Felicia Pasadyn (pictured in the middle) celebrates in the moments following one of her finishes in what would become a record-setting Ivy Championships.
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.
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.
The men's and women's teams dominated their first Ivy League meet of the season, setting several pool records against Cornell and Dartmouth
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.
Earlier this week, both the men’s and women’s swimming teams traveled out to Austin, Texas for the Hall of Fame Invitational and the diving teams to Athens, Ga., for the Georgia Fall Invitational.
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