ABOUT THE TEAM
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
The University of Utah Club Swim and Dive Team is a co-ed, intercollegiate, competitive, and student-run swim team at the University of Utah. Any currently matriculated student at the University of Utah is eligible to participate, regardless of ability. Practices are held six days a week, and it is required that swimmers attend at least one practice a week.
As of Fall 2015, our team competes in local meets through US Masters swimming. Competitors at these meets include Utah State Swimming, Boise State Club Swimming, and other area US Masters teams. We compete roughly once per month, with schedules announced at the start of the year. The season concludes with a trip to the College Club Swimming National Championships, which will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for the 2018-2019 season.
You can learn more about how the team works by reading our team Constitution.
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
The University of Utah Club Swim Team was founded in the summer of 2014 by Ethan Beseris, who would serve as the team's first President. Joined by Vice President Matt Bird, Men's Team Captain Jeppesen Feliciano, and Women's Team Captain Melissa Hofmann, the "Founding Four" sought to bring the sport of competitive swimming to all students at the University of Utah. They believed that success in the sport is determined not by an individual's talent, but by their willingness to achieve it. It is this principle that our team is founded on: that no task should ever be impossible, provided you have the passion and the determination to accomplish it.
At the conclusion of the first successful season of the club swim team, there was an election for new officers. Ethan Beseris remained president with his proven Vice President Matt Bird as the leaders of the team, while officers Melissa Hofmann and Jeppesen Feliciano became the team's treasurer and secretary, respectively. The new team captains were Janey Heyman for the women's team, and Pierce Darragh for the men's team. Together, these six officers set out to establish a long-lasting framework for a stable team.