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Coach Peter Hovland was inducted into Michigan’s sports hall of fame in 2016.

Legendary swimming, diving coach Pete Hovland to retire after 44 seasons

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor January 25, 2023

In 1979, a 24-year-old Pete Hovland joined the Oakland University men’s swimming and diving team as a mentor. Forty-four years ago, when Hovland first joined the program, Oakland was a small Division...

Susan LaGrand competing in a past meet. LaGrand represented Oakland at the NCAA Championships from March 16-19.

LaGrand puts on a show at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Christian Tate, Sports Reporter March 23, 2022

Three-time Horizon Athlete of the Year and two-time Swimmer of the Meet winner, senior swimmer Susan LaGrand qualified for the NCAA Championships and competed this week and during the weekend in her trials...

Christian Bart raises his fist in victory after winning a relay against Xavier.

Swimming and Diving places second in Atlantic 10 Classics

Reece Taylor, Sports Reporter November 3, 2021

The Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Combined Swim Team place second to Duquesne University Dukes at the Atlantic 10 Classics in Geneva, Ohio on Oct. 30-31 . The four team meet featured Oakland,...

The swimming and diving team practices ahead of the Black and Gold Instrasqaud match.

Swimming and Diving prepares for new season

Christian Tate, Sports Reporter October 6, 2021

With the commencement of the annual Black and Gold Intrasquad Meet, the Golden Grizzlies Swimming and Diving teams have opened the doors to a new season full of possibilities.  Last season, the men...

Oakland swimming and diving head coach Pete Hovland coached the mens swim and dive team to its 28th consecutive conference title and the womens to its 23rd straight. 

Making a master coach: the Pete Hovland story

Ally Racey March 6, 2016

From coaching Oakland men’s swimming and diving to its 38th-straight league title and the women to their 23rd-straight league title, to being named to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016,...

Oakland and Cleveland State unite in sour-but-sweet showdown

Ally Racey January 24, 2016

Oakland Swimming and Diving took the Lyme Disease Challenge on Monday, fulfilling a “dare” of sorts from Cleveland State University by stating a fact about the disease and biting into actual limes....

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