Topic: Swimming & Diving

Balancing Academics, Athletics

Balancing Academics, Athletics

Three questions for student-athletes

With their names and faces popping up all over Sports Illustrated and ESPN, it’s easy to forget that college athletes are students. Here, a few student-athletes talk about their lives on Grounds.

Spring 2016

All in the Family

All in the Family

Hotshot second-year swimmer Leah Smith is fueled by her family’s competitive dynamic

Leah Smith is only the second woman in UVA history to win two national titles and the first to win them during the same meet. Competition, it turns out, is her family's tradition.

Summer 2015

When They Knew

When They Knew

UVA student-athletes share their breakthrough moments

We asked several Cavaliers to recall the moment in time when they knew they were good enough to play for UVA.

Spring 2014

My Attempt at Swimming the English Channel

My Attempt at Swimming the English Channel

Redefining Success

On August 1, 2013, I made my attempt to swim across the English Channel. At age 59, I am the second oldest American female "Channel Aspirant."

My love of open...

August 29, 2013

Mark Bernardino Retires

Mark Bernardino Retires

Swim coach was longest-tenured UVA coach

After 35 years of coaching and 27 ACC titles, swimming and diving coach retires.

Fall 2013

Aquaman

Aquaman

With 35 years and 27 ACC titles to his credit, Mark Bernardino is proof that hard work pays off

Swimming and diving coach Mark Bernardino is the longest-tenured coach at UVA. What's the secret to his success? He'll say it's everyone else.

Summer 2013

Q&A With Lauren Perdue

Q&A With Lauren Perdue

Gold medalist talks about Olympic experience

A Q&A with Lauren Perdue, UVA swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

Winter 2012

Cavaliers in the Olympics

Cavaliers in the Olympics

The first Cavalier to medal at the Olympics was James Rector, who won silver in the 100-meter dash at the 1908 Games in London.

Fall 2012

Out of the Park

Out of the Park

UVA athletes step up and stand out in memorable spring sports season

April 23: The UVA Polo Club’s men’s team beats Cornell 28-14 to claim the U.S. Polo Association Intercollegiate National Championship at Cornell. The...

Fall 2011

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Swimming Sweep

The men’s and women’s swimming teams each notched their fourth straight ACC championships this spring, and Matt McLean (Col ’11) went on to...

Summer 2011

Embracing a Legacy

Embracing a Legacy

Claire Crippen makes her own mark while honoring her brother

As a high school student in Pennsylvania, Claire Crippen (Col ’11) wasn’t particularly motivated to become a part of her older brother Fran’s heritage at...

Summer 2011

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Mat Firsts

Steve Garland (Col ’00) became the first Cavalier wrestling coach to be voted ACC Coach of the Year when he received the honor in March. Garland, an...

Summer 2010

Lapping It Up

Lapping It Up

Mei Christensen savors team's success while setting personal records galore

Christensen is an ACC record-setting explosion and she snagged All-American honors in the 100 backstroke, 200 back and 400 medley relay.

Fall 2009

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Rookie Sensation

Sylven Landesberg (Col ’12), a first-year guard on the men’s basketball team, was named 2009 ACC Rookie of the Year. He joins Ralph Sampson (1980), Bryant Stith (1989)...

Summer 2009

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Highlights

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

Pigments of Your Imagination

Pigments of Your Imagination

Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.

Business, Anyone?

Business, Anyone?

“Maximizing Leadership Potential in Sports and Business,” a unique seminar for second-year M.B.A. students, is co-taught by a Darden dean and a men’s tennis coach.

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.