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Women’s swimming and diving breaks records at ACC Championships

Senior swimmer Lina Rathsack earned silver in the 100-meter breaststroke at the ACC Women’s Swimming Championship this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

Despite being outperformed by eight of the 12 other teams, the Pitt women’s swimming and diving team showed significant signs of improvement, breaking 11 school records last weekend at the ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Though they improved on last year’s score by 66 points, the Pa...

Pitt swim finds mixed results in Morgantown

Pitt swim finds mixed results in Morgantown

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Cold weather can’t stop a backyard brawl, only temporarily delay it. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, Pitt swimming’s meet against West Virginia was delayed due to frigid temperatures in the WVU Natatorium. In the rescheduled meet Thursday, the women’s team dominated while the men ...

Winter recess all but a break for Panthers sports

Senior diver Meme Sharp took first in the 1-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter Nationals on December 13. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Grant Burgman and Jordan Mondell | TPN Staff

January 8, 2018

While most Pitt students were at home relaxing and celebrating the holidays, Pitt swimming and diving, wrestling and men’s and women’s basketball teams were still hard at work. Throughout the break, the Panthers continued to compete on the mat, in the pool and on the court, with mixed result...

Weekend sports: Swimming and diving dominate competition, tennis draws to a close

The Panthers’ women’s swim team won 12 of the 19 events in which they competed Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

While Pitt football might have had a bye week, other Pitt teams were either finishing their seasons or beginning them. The Pitt tennis team concluded its season over the weekend at the Harvard Invitational while the Panthers’ swimming and diving team competed in another meet in its 2017-18 campaign. ...

Diving into a new season: Pitt swimming and diving back in competition

The Panthers swim team recorded a cumulative 621.0 to 288.0 win over their three opponents — Miami, Michigan State and James Madison — at a meet last Friday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Many of the Pitt aquatic athletes have left opponents in the dust — or more appropriately, in chlorine-laced dihydrogen monoxide — during their first meets. It’s early in the season, but Pitt is already showing promise for future performances. In their first dual meet this year, the Panthers split the outin...

Weekend sports: Panthers’ performances vary from court to field

Forward Taylor Pryce scored her fourth goal of the season in the team’s loss against NC State this weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | For The Pitt News

October 10, 2017

While the Pitt women’s cross country and volleyball teams excelled this weekend, other Panther performances were less than ideal. Both men’s and women’s swim teams opened their seasons with unsatisfactory performances, and the women’s soccer team extended its losing streak. Women’s Vo...

Giordano caps college career as four-time All-American diver

Dominic Giordano ended his Pitt career as a four-time All-American and an All-American in all three diving events. Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

By Kait French | Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

Dominic Giordano secured his legacy as Pitt’s most decorated diver in program history at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships over the weekend in Indianapolis. Giordano failed to defend his title Friday in the three-meter dive, but he still made history in the final competiti...

Dominic Giordano places 16th in 1M dive at NCAA Championships

Pitt senior Dominic Giordano finished in 16th place in the one-meter dive on day one of the 2017 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Jordan Mondell | Layout Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

Pitt senior diver Dominic Giordano is already adding to his well-stocked trophy case at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Giordano earned Honorable Mention All-American honors on day one of the 2017 NCAA Championships in Bloomington, Indiana, placing 16th in the one-meter springboard div...

Men’s swimmers wrap up ACC Championships with 10th-place finish


By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

The Pitt men’s swimming team continued to make history Wednesday and Thursday night in Georgia as the 2017 ACC Championships came to a close. The Panthers finished in 10th place at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta with 513 team points. This score broke the team’s previous high scor...

Panther swimmers break records at ACCs

With a time of 6:28.37, Eben Vorster (above), Luke Smutny, Samy Helmbacher and Brian Lovasik broke Pitt’s 800m freestyle relay record, which was set in 2014. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Kait French | Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

The Panthers impressed their fans yet again over the first two days of the ACC Championship meet, complete with three new records and two record-breaking swims. With a time of 6:28.37, Eben Vorster, Luke Smutny, Samy Helmbacher and Brian Lovasik broke the team’s record in the 800 freestyle relay...

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