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Blog Post #4

On Coming Home

After two months in London, I finally went swimming at the London Aquatics Centre just a five-minute walk from my dorm. Walking into the 2012 Olympic pool was incredibly…familiar. Continue reading

Swimmer of the Week! #12

Back to introducing the rest of our seniors before we graduate – this post is a spotlight for Khoa Tran, one of our team captains and also a fantastic dancer (holla at the Street Soul executive director 😉 )!

Please do take a look below to check out more about Khoa!


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Blog Post #3

This weekend, a group of us volunteered for the Special Olympics. We were given a very important task: provide the food. As athletes, we know how important it is to refuel after exercise, so we made sure to encourage all the athletes to eat to their heart’s content. It was touching to see how proud some of the athletes were of their accomplishments. Maybe the most surprising part of the day was the range of age and skill level of the athletes. I talked to a young boy of 8 or 9 who came to get hot chocolate and was sad that he had not placed in one of his events. I also talked to another athlete of at least 35, who had limited speech but was very proud of his ribbons, pointing repeatedly to the visible manifestations of his accomplishments. Even Laura from FOCO was there! Continue reading

Blog Post #2!!!!

Helloooo team, alumni, parents! We are starting our first ever blog post series, to continue sharing a more personal side of the team and leadership through a snippet of our regular/every day lives! Our second blog post is from Jacob Cruger, who is one of our seniors!

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Blog Post #1!!!

Helloooo team, alumni, parents! We are starting our first ever blog post series, to continue sharing a more personal side of the team and leadership through a snippet of our regular/every day lives! Our first blog post is from Max Orman-Kollmar, who is off this term but is rearing to come back for Winter Carnival (?) and spring term!!


On a winter day long since passed, I heard many of my friends parrot the same complaint: “7 am drill is soooo baaaad!” Well, guess what, boys and girls: I can do you one better!

Being off both winterim and winter term has left me with plenty of time to fill. I have since done so by laying pipe- no, you degenerates, thats not an innuendo. I am currently working for a plumbing company and am on various sites installing water lines, learning how to use various power tools and just overall working on becoming the world’s premiere Mario cosplayer. Since I’ve gotta be on the site in downtown Manhattan (or Queens for my first site), I have to be up around 4:30 in the morning. The cold air, compounded with wind chill, made the Queens site unbearable as it had NO WINDOWS. Imagine handling cold metal rods and trying to tighten tiny screws, all while hoping that you’re fingers are just stiff and not legit frozen solid. Continue reading

Swimmer of the Week! #11

Hello hello! Welcome back to 18W to the team, and a Happy New Year’s to both students and alums/parents!!

We’re excited to get back in the pool tonight, and also excited to kick off our first Swimmer of the Week spotlight for this new term! Everyone, say hello to Evan Barton! We missed him in the fall, but he’s back and ready to go in the pool! Read on to learn more about this crazy fast swimmer! (Although a little to the coaches’ chagrin, Evan can bust out incredible times sometimes even without practice, haha!)


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Winter season about to begin!

Yeah, yeah I know what you’re about to say – winter’s been in season since November! But Club Swim is about to pop back in the pool and begin our season after about 6 weeks of being fish out of the water!

For any new potential members, there is an info session that will be happening at 6pm in the gym lobby TOMORROW, Monday, January 8th! Look for leadership and anyone wearing Club Swim apparel!

Following that, at 6:30pm in the Karl Michael pool in the gym basement, we will kick off our first open practice (of the week of open practices)! Come by and try Club Swim out even if you can’t make the info session, but do try to fill out the insurance waiver beforehand. If you can’t though, also no worries, it’ll just be an extra 5 minutes or so of filling it out on the pool deck via a laptop!

See everyone soon!

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Swimmer/Coach of the Week! #10

Hello hello! Just wanted to give a (belated) shoutout with this week’s Swimmer of the Week! This past term, we’ve had alums come to meets and cheer for us, with posters and desserts and smiles! Thank you so so much to Katie Lachance and Brian McGahie and Patrick Campbell for coming by – it meant the world to us, especially as we 18s are in the same place you were when we first met you <3

And now, ahem, back to Swimmer of the Week #10!! This week we are introducing the other incredibly important coach of Club Swim, Michael Sun! Michael was off this past term, but he will be coming back as a coach this winter, and transitioning into the position of head coach in the spring! We are excited to have him back with his stories from his study abroad AND to have his excitement and dedication back on board!

Name: Michael Sun

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Swimmer of the Week! #9

Finals have finally ended, and most of us are probably snuggled up at home, enjoying hot cocoa and Netflix (or perhaps studying as I am, haha)! To add that relaxed mood, I’d like to introduce our first freshman (Class of 2021) swimmer spotlight of the year! Everyone, please welcome Hamza Kasumba!! It’s been so exciting to see Hamza at practices and enjoying time in the pool with us, and we’re excited to see where he goes with his Dartmouth career! Read on to learn more about him!!

Name: Hamza Kasumba

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Swimmer of the Week! #8

A huge shoutout to everyone who swam last week at Northeastern!! We had a blast competing and in the car rides to-and-from Boston! Keep an eye out for the results on our meet results page~

This week is a spotlight for our almighty social chair, Campbell Field!! She has been an incredibly crucial person for our team bonding events and has an unending flow of energy, enthusiasm, and love for the team! Thanks so much to her for everything she has done thus far, and a happy happy birthday to the newly-turned 22 year old! <3

Name: Campbell Field

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