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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...

Oakland University has an Olympic sized swimming pool in the Recreation Center.

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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