Women's Swimming

Men’s Swim and Dive Sweeps HYP Meet, Women’s Team Splits its Two Contests

The annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet saw Harvard men’s (6-2, 6-1 Ivy) and women’s (5-2, 5-2 Ivy) swimming and diving teams make waves at Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool, with the former going undefeated on the weekend and the latter going 1-1.

Men's Swim and Dive Captures Sixth Straight Ivy Title, Women's Swim and Dive Finishes Second

This year at the Ivy League Swim and Dive Championships, the Harvard women's swim and dive team (6-2, 5-2 Ivy League) took home the silver, while Harvard men’s swim and dive team (7-0) was able to win the tournament. For the women’s team, the trip to Providence, R.I. offered the chance to win the tournament in back-to-back years, while the men headed to Princeton, N.J. looking for a sixth-straight conference title.

Photo Finish

Harvard, Yale, and Princeton race towards a narrow finish at the HYP meet on January 28.

Men's Swim and Dive Captures HYP Title, Women's Swim and Dive Places Third In Preparation for Ivy Championship

Last weekend the hot, humid atmosphere of Blodgett Pool was especially active as both the Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams competed in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Meet.

Carr Pool Lane

Sophomore butterfly/backstroke swimmer Abby Carr poses during Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving's Media Day photo shoot. Carr is serving as the inaugural Sports Officer on the Harvard Undergraduate Association (HUA).

Making a Splash In and Out of the Pool: Harvard Swimmer Abby Carr Fights For Athletes' Voices on HUA

Sophomore butterfly/backstroke swimmer Abby Carr has proven herself in the pool. But the Maryland native wanted to serve as an example that athletes can compete off of the field, too. Her longing for an athlete’s perspective in student government inspired her to run in the HUA’s inaugural elections in April. In her campaign, she committed to prioritizing issues pertinent to Harvard’s student-athlete community. Then, during the election, she earned the most votes in the HUA’s ranked-choice voting system, becoming one of the initial members of the organization’s nine-person leadership.

Conservative Lawmakers Say Banning Trans Youth From Sports Will Keep the Competition Fair. Some Harvard D1 Athletes Disagree.

In 2022, the number of states banning transgender athletes from school sports doubled. Some current and former Division I athletes at Harvard criticized the legislation being passed around the country and said it does not target athletes competing in elite-level sports.

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.

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.

Tale of Mixed Fortunes as Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Compete Against Yale and Princeton

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.

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.

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