April 24, 2009
IOWA CITY, IA — Approximately 25 former Hawkeyes faced off against members of the current squad at the second annual University of Iowa swimming and diving alumni event at the UI Field House Pool last Saturday. The 21-event meet was part of a recognition weekend for Iowa swimming and diving that included the team’s awards banquet Saturday night attended by over 220 swimmers, divers, alumni, parents and supporters. There was also a Friday night alumni social in the Kinnick Stadium press box attended by over 80 people.
“The weekend was filled with celebration, excitement and many memories,” said Hawkeye Head Coach Marc Long. “It’s always amazing to see the tremendous support our program has throughout the nation and world. I know it’s special for our current student-athletes to see the excellent tradition of swimming and diving at Iowa.”
All-Americans Dan Dumford (1986-89), Dave Kohmetscher (1988-89), Rob Leyshon (1988-91), Jim Mulligan (1992-95) and Kim Stevens (1983-88) returned to race against current Hawkeyes. Alumnus Greg Sieh (1969) posted an exciting “wieghted” win in the 50 free. Dumford, Kohmetscher, Mulligan and Stevens also won Big Ten titles during their Hawkeye careers, and Kohmetscher still holds the school 50 free record of 19.66. Even Coach Long, who was a six-time all-American and three-time Big Ten champion at Iowa from 1987-89, competed against his current squad.