End of an Era: Q&A with Greg Sieh

April 16, 2010

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IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa swimming program will compete for the final time in the historic Field House Pool Saturday, April 17. The 83-year old pool will host the Iowa Alumni meet at noon prior to the teams annual spring celebration at 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in Coralville, IA. The following is a Q&A with former Hawkeye Greg Sieh (’69), who was kind enough to take a moment to share his favorite memories of Iowa swimming and competing at the historic Field House Pool.

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Q: Why did you choose the University of Iowa?
My father was an Iowa Letterman, so going to Iowa was in my blood all my life and going there a dream come true.

Q: What is your most memorable Hawkeye moment?
Final four with Ronnie Lester, but for swimming – the Big Ten swim meet each year.

Q: What will you remember most about the Field House Pool?
Being 62 and winning the 50 free last year stands out because it was last year.

Q: What will you miss most about the pool?
The impressive size of the facility since I was there in 1965-1969. Like Kinnick Stadium, it was built to last a long long time.

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will serve as the new home of the Hawkeyes beginning in 2010. The $69 million facility, expected to be complete in June 2010, will include a 50-meter competition pool, a separate diving well, a leisure pool with lap lanes and 24,000 square feet of fitness space.

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