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UK head coach Lars Jorgensen hugs signee Madison Winstead after she swam the 100m breaststroke during the UKs Sun Shall Shine Blue and White meet at Lancaster Aquatic Center in , Ky. on Friday, April 22, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

BREAKING: Kentucky swim and dive accused of complicity in sexual violence against student athletes

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 12, 2024

Kentucky swim and dive’s former head coach Lars Jorgensen was accused of sexual violence and harassment by former members of the University of Kentucky team, per a report from The Athletic. Jorgensen,...

A Kentucky mens swimmer competes during the Kentucky Swim & Dive Senior Night and meet against the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Mens swim & dive won 186-111, while Kentucky Womens swim & dive won 207-93. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Column: Kentucky swim and dive’s future is bright despite what the numbers indicate

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and Dive Beat Reporter March 28, 2024

Optimism, humility and grit are three things one can find among any of the Kentucky swim and dive members. These are three things that, without a doubt, can lead a program to success.  The greatest...

Kentucky swimmers hug after competing during the 2024 SEC Mens and Womens Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at the James E. Martin Aquatic Center in Auburn, Alabama. Photo by Jenna Lifshen | Staff

Kentucky swim and dive’s performance during the SEC Championships establishes 16 new top-ten program times

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and Dive Beat Reporter February 29, 2024

There was no empty seat in the James E. Martin Aquatic Center as over 1,800 fans from teams all across the conference filled the stands with passion, energy and a lot of noise. The six-day SEC Championships...

A Kentucky womens swimmer compete during the Kentucky Swim & Dive Senior Night and meet against the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Mens swim & dive won 186-111, while Kentucky Womens swim & dive won 207-93. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

PREVIEW: Kentucky swim and dive set to compete in highly anticipated SEC Championships

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and Dive Beat Reporter February 19, 2024

Head coach Bret Lundgaard has had the SEC Championship on his mind since his first meet in September. The Wildcats have been through a season of more struggles than success, only securing one dual meet...

A Kentucky mens swimmer competes during the Kentucky Swim & Dive Senior Night and meet against the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Mens swim & dive won 186-111, while Kentucky Womens swim & dive won 207-93. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Breaking down UK swim and dive’s schedule post ‘Senior Day’

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and Dive Beat Reporter February 9, 2024

While the home schedule has come to an end, there’s still plenty of action left for Kentucky swim and dive. Kentucky recorded a massive win on senior day under new head coach Bret Lundgaard with the...

A Kentucky mens swimmer celebrates during the Kentucky Swim & Dive Senior Night and meet against the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Mens swim & dive won 186-111, while Kentucky Womens swim & dive won 207-93. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky swim and dive earns dominant win over Cincinnati on Senior Day

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and Dive Beat Reporter February 7, 2024

Kentucky swim and dive earned a statement win over Cincinnati on senior day in what could be described as a moment that saw the sun shine over the Cats after weeks of clouds and rain. The win was the...

A Kentucky mens swimmer competes during the Kentucky Swim & Dive Senior Night and meet against the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Mens swim & dive won 186-111, while Kentucky Womens swim & dive won 207-93. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky Swim & Dive dominates during Senior Night and meet against Cincinnati

Samuel Colmar and Cameron Guagenti February 4, 2024

Kentucky Swim & Dive dominates during their Senior Night and meet against the University of Cincinnati. Kentucky Men's swim & dive won 186-111, while Kentucky Women's swim & dive won 207-93...

Kentucky and Alabama swimmers compete in a meet on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jenna Lifshen | Staff

An ode to seniors: Kentucky swim and dive prepares for ‘Senior Day’ in final home meet of season

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and Dive Beat Reporter February 1, 2024

Whether it's the twenty-three times their names have been written into the record books – being a part of Kentucky's first-ever SEC Championship in 2021 – or the thirty-four times these athletes were...

Kentucky swimmers compete in the Blue and White Meet on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Ryan Merani’s historical times highlight Kentucky swim and dive’s rivalry meet versus Louisville

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and dive beat reporter January 30, 2024

The Ralph Wright Natatorium seats were filled to capacity in Louisville, but as Ryan Merani took first place in the 200-yard individual medley (IM), all fans could hear was the small section of Kentucky...

Kentucky swimmers compete in the Blue and White Meet on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

“We have a lot of people to prove wrong.’ Kentucky swim and dive remains confident despite third consecutive loss

Jenna Lifshen, Swim and dive beat reporter January 16, 2024

With Kentucky swim and dive suffering a third consecutive loss, fans may not have expected confidence, energy and joy to be radiating from the program following the result. Yet, despite the expectations,...

Kentucky junior Payton Neff swims in the womens 1000 yard freestyle during the meet against the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky swim and dive concludes three day Tennessee Invitational with historic times

Jenna Lifshen, Reporter November 18, 2023

There may have been five other women swimming in her heat, but the pool was seemingly empty as junior Caroline Benda dominated the 400 IM.  Touching the wall with an Olympic Trials qualifying time...

Kentucky swimmers compete in the Blue and White Meet on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky swim and dive suffers tough losses in Tennessee-Florida tri-meet

Jenna Lifshen, Reporter November 9, 2023

No. 19/25 Kentucky men's and women's swim and dive traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday to face the No. 3/7 Florida Gators and the No. 6/6 Tennessee Volunteers for a tri-meet inside the Allan Jones...

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