ORIENTATION GUIDE: Swimming and diving team will return with young talent


Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily

The swimming and diving team huddles up before the dual swim meet against Nebraska and South Dakota on Friday, Oct. 26, at Beyer Hall. Iowa State defeated South Dakota 246-53 but fell to Nebraska 122.5-176.5.

John Barry

The ISU swimming and diving team saw many personal achievements and records broken during the 2012-13 season.

The Cyclones finished the season with a 4-5 record in dual meets and an 0-1 conference record resulting from a loss to Kansas.

The team was young and will only lose six swimmers and divers of the 32 total on the team.

The Cyclones will return their two-time most valuable swimmer, junior Amanda Paulson, who competed in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly this past season.

The team will also return their most valuable diver, sophomore Elyse Brouillette, who was the team’s Newcomer of the Year. She earned Big 12 Diver of the Week honors twice and was the only Cyclone to qualify for NCAA Zone Diving Championships in Houston.

Jessica Henderson, Alex Gustafson and Emily Wiltsie have been named the captains for the 2013-2014 season.

The Cyclones host their home meets at Beyer Pool on campus across from State Gym.

Admission is free and open to the public. Swimming and diving meets at Beyer are generally on Fridays or Saturdays during the fall and winter months.