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University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Joel Maturi announce today the promotion of Kelly Kremer  as the new men's and women's swimming and diving coach of the Gophers. Kremer is a 13-year veteran of the Minnesota staff.

"I'm very excited about the direction that this decision will take our Minnesota swimming and diving program, " said Kremer. "Ultimately, this will give our program a common focus and I truly believe this is best for our student-athletes and their swimming or diving experience here at Minnesota."

The combining of the Gopher swimming and diving programs comes after successful campaigns for both the men and the women during the past season, including the Gopher women's ninth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Kremer also guided the Gopher men to a 15th place in the national meet, extending the streak to 19 seasons with Minnesota placing in the top 15 at the national event.

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MSWM: Three to Swim at World University Games

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Michigan's Sean Ryan and Ohio State's duo of Elliott Keefer and Tim Phillips will swim for the United States at the 2011 University World Games Aug. 14-19 in Shenzhen, China.

Known internationally as the Summer Universiade, the multi-sport event takes place every two years and is considered the second largest international competition behind the Olympic Games. It boasts competitors from around the world and is open to student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28 who are less than one year removed from college or its equivalent.

For the entire list of swimmers, click here.

The conference office announced on Tuesday the 2011 Big Ten Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Year award winners as voted on by the conference's coaches. Indiana's Eric Ress captured Swimmer of the Year honors, while Purdue's David Boudia was a unanimous pick for Diver of the Year after winning the award the past two seasons.

To read the entire release about the two honorees, click here.

MSWM: Day One of NCAA Men's Swimming Now Underway

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Day one of the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships is underway as the preliminary events begin at Noon CT at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Competition begins today with the 200 freestyle relay and concludes Saturday, March 26, with the 400 freestyle relay. This year's event will feature 62 Big Ten student-athletes from all ten participating conference institutions. Overall, student-athletes from 41 different schools will compete this week with 235 swimmers and 35 divers taking part at the national meet. Seven Big Ten teams appear among the top-25 in the latest CSCAA rankings. Michigan fronts all schools at No. 7, followed by No. 10 Ohio State, No. 12 Indiana, No. 15 Minnesota and No. 19 Purdue. Penn State and Iowa round out the conference contingent at Nos. 22 and 24, respectively.

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MSWM: NCAA Championships Release

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The University Aquatic Center and the University of Minnesota will play host to the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Competition begins Thursday, March 24, with the 200 freestyle relay and concludes Saturday, March 26, with the 400 freestyle relay. This year's event will feature 62 Big Ten student-athletes from all ten participating conference institutions. Overall, student-athletes from 41 different schools will compete this week with 235 swimmers and 35 divers taking part at the national meet. Seven Big Ten teams appear among the top-25 in the latest CSCAA rankings. Michigan fronts all schools at No. 7, followed by No. 10 Ohio State, No. 12 Indiana, No. 15 Minnesota and No. 19 Purdue. Penn State and Iowa round out the conference contingent at Nos. 22 and 24, respectively.

For the NCAA Championships Central page, click here.

MSWM: Seven Divers Qualify for NCAA's

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Last week, seven Big Ten divers qualified for the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held March 24-26 on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The conference will send Indiana's David Piercy and Darian Schmidt, Minnesota's Andrew Brown, Ohio State's Christian Holstein and Purdue's David Boudia, Danny Cox and JP Perez.

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MSWM: Michigan Captures 2011 Big Ten Championships

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Michigan captured its 35th Big Ten Conference championship, on Saturday evening in front of spectactors at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The Wolverines earned the conference crown with 678 points, followed by Indiana with 604. Ohio State finished the meet in third place with 593 tallies, followed by Minnesota (505.5) and Purdue (343.5) rounding out the top five in the overall team standings.

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Michigan resumed its place atop the team standings after claiming three individual titles on Day Three of the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The Wolverines will enter the fourth and final day of competition with 461 points, 55 points ahead of runner-up Indiana. The Hoosiers also compiled two conference titles to amass 406 points.

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MSWM: Day Three Begins With Prelims

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Day 3 of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships have begun at the University Aquatic Center. The 400 individual medley, 200 freestyle relay, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and three-meter diving will take place today, with preliminary heats this morning and the finals starting at 6:30 p.m. CT.

For the entire championships central page, click here.

Michigan continued its dominant efforts to place themselves into first place after three first-place finishes during the second day of competition at the Big Ten Championships inside the University Aquatic Center. Through seven completed events, the Wolverines have compiled 259.5 team points and sit just slightly ahead of Indiana (251) and Ohio State (183) in the team standings. With 159;5 points Minnesota occupies the fourth spot while Purdue rounds out the time five with 125.5 overall tallies.

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