Friday, August 4, 2017

World Record Attempt Tread-A-Thon

We are excited to announce that Ohio Northern Swimming and Diving will be participating in the International Water Safety Foundation World Record Attempt Tread-A-Thon on September 27th, 2017.

Our team will be joining teams from across the nation in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records: "Most People Treading Water at the Same Time in Multiple Locations" record. The record currently sits at 805 people.

We will be using Facebook Live to broadcast our participation so be sure to follow our new and official Ohio Northern University Swimming and Diving Facebook Page.

The goal of this World Record attempt is to raise awareness of the global drowning pandemic and to raise donations for the International Water Safety Foundation. The International Water Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization raising drowning awareness while bringing basic swimming, water safety, and safe rescue skills to children in developing countries. 50% of anything raised will go to our team the 50% will go to the International Water Safety Foundation. According to the World Health Organization, 372,000 people lose their lives to drowning each year. But the global problem is far worse than that. Those figures do not include data from 66 countries, including 7 of the top 10 most populous countries in the world. They also exclude drownings due to floods, cataclysms, boating accidents, and water transport mishaps. Drownings in rural areas are rarely reported because victims never make it to where that data is collected – the hospital. It’s important to note the limitation of drowning statistics. The collection of drowning data is not universally collected or classified mainly due to the sheer nature of drowning. The International Life Saving Federation estimates there are 1,200,000 drowning deaths annually. Please help the Ohio Northern University Swimming and Diving teams raise awareness of this pandemic through our World Record Tread-A-Thon attempt.

Please visit our Campaign Page and make a donation.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

That's A Wrap on 2016-2017!

The season wrapped up this past weekend with the OAC Championship meet in Akron, OH.  The men earned a 2nd place finish and the women earned a 3rd place finish.  At the meet, 2 new school records were set: Nolan Huey broke the 100BK record when he led off the 400 Medley Relay during finals.  He swam to a 51.59.  Lauren Halle set a new school record (and earned a NCAA B cut) in the 400IM with a 4:36.57.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Updated Parking Info for OAC's

Important information here … It is up on the OAC Championship website but please make sure all of your fans, parents, bus drivers, etc. look at this … no parking pass needed but must follow guidelines below.

Thursday February 16th, 2017:
  • FAN PARKING LOTS: #1, #8, & #10
  • BUS PARKING: Lot #54 at The Chapel
Friday February 17th, 2017:
    • If you park in Lots 2, 8, & 13 (reserved basketball parking) YOU WILL BE TOWED
  • BUS PARKING: Lot #54 at The Chapel
    • We may have to reroute bus drop off during evening session & will let schools know
Saturday February 18th, 2017:
  • REQUIRED PARKING LOT: #1, #2, #13, & #8
  • BUS PARKING: Lot #54 at The Chapel
Please remember that UA IS in session & there will be a lot of "regular" Akron traffic on Thursday & Friday. Our recommendation is to use Lot #1 (parking deck) as much as possible there is ALWAYS space in the deck!

Monday, February 6, 2017

OAC Parking Info

If you are attending the OAC Championship Meet at Akron, please make sure you have the appropriate parking pass.

An updated parking pass has just been created. The men’s basketball game has been moved to Friday since the game is being covered on ESPN.  Parking will be much more restricted that night.

Follow the link below to find your parking pass.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Senior Meet 2017

All of the current seniors wrapped up their home meet career on Senior Night against Baldwin Wallace last Friday.  Here's to the final 3 and a half weeks of the regular season!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Senior Practice and OTC Tour

Today was our final full day in Colorado Springs.  The team began the day with a senior led practice and finished the day with a private behind the scenes tour of the Olympic Training Center,  Tomorrow is our final day in beautiful Colorado Springs and your Polar Bears will be flying back to Ohio tomorrow night.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hot Yoga

The team wrapped up the day today with a phenomenal hot yoga session at Hot On Yoga.