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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...

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...

Kentucky senior Asia Seidt swims in the womens 500 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 triumphs over Eastern Michigan in first home meet of the season

Jenna Lifshen, Reporter October 15, 2023

No. 19 Kentucky women's swim and dive made a splash during Kentucky's Alumni Weekend for its first home meet of the season against Eastern Michigan on Friday, Oct. 13. Placing first in all...

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 women’s swim and dive falls in season opener at Arkansas

Jenna Lifshen, Reporter September 23, 2023

The Kentucky women’s swim and dive team traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas, and was defeated by the Razorbacks in its season opener Friday afternoon. The Wildcats fell 167.5 to 131.5 at the Arkansas...

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

Levi Sandidge shines in swim and dive NCAA Championships

Ian Alvano, Reporter March 27, 2023

Levi Sandidge stole the show at swim and dive NCAA Championships in Minneapolis over the weekend. The Kentucky freshman earned First-Team All American honors for the 1650 freestyle. Sandidge certainly...

Kentucky freshman Caitlin Brooks swims in the womens 200 yard butterfly 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 womens swim and dive places 19th in NCAA Championships

Kierra Oney, Reporter March 20, 2023

Kentucky womens swim and dive concluded its season with a 19th place finish at the 2023 NCAA Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Cats scored forty-nine points...

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