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Salukis share space with public

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarly

January 26, 2015

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The Saluki swimming and diving teams share the Recreation Center locker rooms with the public.The teams said they often deal with theft and vandalism because the public has access to the team locker rooms.“[Private locker ro...

SIU swimming continuously recruiting

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarlyDE

January 20, 2015

Filed under Sports, Swimming

It is a decision all college students have made, but student-athletes also have to consider whom they want to spend most of their time with.The Saluki swimming and diving team regularly has two-a-day practices. Sixteen recruits made a visi...

Salukis start 2015 nearly perfect

By Melanie Early @MelanieEarlyDE, Daily Egyptian

January 17, 2015

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The SIU swimming and diving team’s winter training paid off today despite its aches and pains.The Salukis hosted Arkansas at Little Rock on Saturday. It was the women’s first conference competition of 2015. The Trojans do not ...

Scheduling prevents seven Salukis from competing

By Aaron Graff

December 7, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming

It is easy to forget student athletes are students.Eight Saluki swimmers qualified for the USA National Swimming Championships, held in Greensboro, N.C. this weekend, but seven opted out to study for finals week.“If they chose ...

Salukis working just as hard in offseason

By Aaron Graff

December 1, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU swimming and diving will not get five weeks of winter break like most students.The Salukis had their final meet of the semester from Nov. 21 to 23 in Louisville, Ky., where both the men and women finished fifth. Coach Rick W...

Divers at rival schools pull for each other

By Aaron Graff

November 3, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Two lifelong friends moved halfway around the world to compete against each other, but do not consider each other rivals.Saluki junior diver Sherry Zhang and Illinois State Redbird senior diver Wenting Zhang both are both from Chi...

Former swimmer follows his passion

By Aaron Graff

October 27, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Athletes make sacrifices for their sport, but sometimes have to sacrifice their sport for their passion.Andrew Spencer, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn. studying cinema spent his first three years at SIU as a swimmer, but left ...

Indiana State announces swimming and diving team

By Aaron Graff

October 24, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU women’s swimming and diving will have more Missouri Valley Conference competition two seasons from now.The Indiana State Sycamores announced the addition of a women’s swimming and diving team, which will begin competing in th...

Saluki women exact revenge against Missouri State

By Aaron Graff

October 11, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The SIU swimming and diving teams will go hiking on Monday.Coach Rick Walker told the swimmers they would go hiking if they performed well against Missouri State, and they did.The Saluki women’s swimming and diving team defeated...

Salukis compete against themselves

By Aaron Graff

September 29, 2014

Filed under Sports, Swimming

The Saluki swimming team hosted two meets this weekend, but was the only team competing.The University of Evansville and Illinois State University have attended the Saluki Miler and the Saluki Open Water meets in previous year...

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