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A Towering Update to The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium

Remember the photo update on the diving tower renovation provided by Mike Lehto, our Coordinator of Athletics Facilities, and former CSU Swim/Dive alum and coach, from Coach Burandt’s October 15th State of the Program video ? Check out two major differences between Mike’s October update and the pictures from last Saturday: 1) The freshly painted and striped pool now has water in it, and 2)

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Wally Morton Locker Room Dedication Caps Extra Mile Campaign

Saturday October 5th, 2019 was a big day for Wally Morton, The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium and the teams who swim and dive there. Thanks to the generous support of CSU Swimming & Diving family, friends, and alumni worldwide, the newly renovated women’s and men’s locker rooms were opened for public viewing and dedicated in Wally’s honor. This event was

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The Team Home is the Locker Room

Now is the time to make a significant difference for the Cleveland State University Swimming & Diving program and go the extra mile.  It’s is one of the single biggest factors in creating a championship environment and more importantly a Championship Result! The spanking new locker rooms of 1974 have barely been touched since the Busbey Natatorium opened.  The Men’s

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Curtis Roden – On Board for Giving Day

Every dollar raised for the The Robert F. Busbey Athletic Scholarship, the Frank Tilocco, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and the Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship go towards helping our student athletes achieve their current and future goals. Below are a few words from junior Curtis Roden expressing his thanks, and the career path he’s able to pursue because of this financial assistance.

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On Deck with Jamie Vandewerker & Jonathon LaValle

Every dollar raised for the The Robert F. Busbey Athletic Scholarship, the Frank Tilocco, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and the Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship go towards helping our student athletes achieve their current and future goals. Below are a few words from seniors Jamie Vandewerker and Jonathon LaValle, expressing their thanks, and how this financial assistance has impacted their lives JAMIE

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Kids Kicking Cancer 2017

On Saturday, our viking family welcomed over 20 kids who are either currently fighting, or who have beaten the fight against cancer and other blood disorders. This annual event is hosted by the Kid’s Kicking Cancer program located out of the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Both men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in Saturday’s festivities

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Dave Guinther Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Dave Guinther received a CSU “Distinguished Alumni Award” during Homecoming October 5th, 2017. Dave is not one to easily accept the spot light and only did so to bring recognition to the Champion Campaign/Heritage Project and promote the CSU Viking Swimming & Diving program. He is a leader and makes everyone around him better for his presence. Dave and his

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Giving Day Results (and THANKS !) 2017

Hello Viking Nation! For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Hannah Mattar, and I am the new assistant swim coach here at CSU. You have all played a part in building a program with a rich history of success, and although I may be one of the newest members of viking

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Jigsaw Puzzles and Championship Teams

Coach Graham’s Giving Day message is clear on the needs of the program.  And the need is NOW because the Horizon League Championships will return to The Robert F. Busbey Natatorium next year.   By donating during Giving Day 2017 you will enable our team to purchase needed equipment this year and have it installed for next season. Recruits will

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Getting on Board with Sammie Sposet

You’ve heard the saying “diving catch in the end zone”.  As we neared production time for the Heritage Graphics in 2015 we realized the diving photos were stock art – Not Good.  Sammie Sposet and Danny Roberts agreed to “model” for us, and thanks to their dedication (sounds easy – couple of dives, snap snap and done – IT WAS

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