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Oakland swim and dive wins the Horizon League Conference

Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter February 21, 2024

When great sports dynasties come to mind, people think of Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the ‘90s, Brady’s Patriots, Mickey Mantle’s Yankees in the ‘50s, or Wayne Gretzky’s Oilers in the ‘80s. But...

Oakland dominates in tri-meet against SVSU and Hope College

Oakland dominates in tri-meet against SVSU and Hope College

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter January 24, 2024

On Friday, Jan. 19, the Oakland Swim and Dive team impressed against the Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) Cardinals and the Hope College Flying Dutchmen at the Oakland Aquatics Center. The men’s...

Oakland women’s swim and dive team falls short in thrilling battle against EMU

Oakland women’s swim and dive team falls short in thrilling battle against EMU

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter November 22, 2023

At the Oakland Aquatics Center, the Oakland women’s swim and dive team lost a tough match to the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Eagles on Thursday, Nov. 16. In a meet featuring multiple lead changes...

Womens swim and dive team falls to Toledo

Women’s swim and dive team falls to Toledo

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter October 18, 2023

On Friday, Oct. 13, the Oakland swim and dive women's team lost to the University of Toledo (UT) Rockets at the Oakland Aquatics Center with a final score of 167-133. "We have to learn from this," assistant...

Oakland swimming and diving hosts 40th annual Oakland Ray alumni meet

Oakland swimming and diving hosts 40th annual ‘Oakland Ray’ alumni meet

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter October 4, 2023

The Oakland swim and dive team held their 40th Annual "Oakland Ray" Alumni Meet at the Oakland Aquatic Center on Saturday, Sept. 30. Notably, this is the third year the alumni meet has been known as...

OU swimming and diving makes a splash in season opener against Wayne State

OU swimming and diving makes a splash in season opener against Wayne State

Kurt Szymanski, Sports Reporter September 20, 2023

The OU Swim and Dive team opened their season with a dominating preseason win over the Wayne State University Warriors on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Oakland Aquatics Center. “I feel good,” OU head...

The Oakland University swimming and diving team won their ninth consecutive Horizon League title last weekend.

Swimming and Diving teammates Christian Bart, Susan LaGrand named to U.S. roster for World University Games

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor May 25, 2023

Legendary Swimming and Diving head coach Pete Hovland’s 44-year career has now officially come to an end, and his successor, Mitch Alters, has taken over. Hovland coached countless swimmers and divers...

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

Pete Hovland: A career to remember

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor April 5, 2023

A typical career lasts about 40 years. Oakland University Swimming and Diving Head Coach Pete Hovland’s career lasted just about that long — 44 years, to be exact — but it was anything but typical....

The Oakland Swimming and Diving team defeated Cleveland State in their final regular season match on Friday.

Oakland names Mitch Alters new head coach of swimming and diving

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor April 5, 2023

On Friday afternoon, the Oakland University Athletic Department announced its next men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach will be Mitch Alters. The announcement came not long after the...

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...

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Swim team alters routine to adjust to loss of Rec

Emily Morris, Managing Editor September 23, 2020

The swim teams began practicing in the Recreation Center (Rec Center) pools again on Monday, Sept. 20 after the pandemic forced a sudden hiatus in mid-March. Although easing back into some normalcy is...

Head swimming coach inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Sam Schlenner, Sports Editor September 13, 2016

Pete Hovland and Derek Jeter are about the same height. Chris Osgood is shorter. Ben Wallace is taller. Hovland’s 35 years and over 50 conference titles as head coach of Oakland swimming allow this...

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