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 nation, I swear on Magnus himself that I will do everything in my ability to add to this tradition. I realize I have extremely large shoes to fill, as Kate (Inozemtseva) Heafey has started her new adventure in Massachusetts…however, I am absolutely up for this challenge!
All of that being said, I am very excited to get the Heritage page up and thriving once again! I would like to start this initial post of the 2017-2018 season off with an update from last year’s Giving Day. If you have not heard the amazing news already, Swimming and Diving was able to raise an astounding $31,832! Our alumni and friends were responsible for raising almost a full twenty-five percent of the total monies raised for the university.
Please take a look at the full info-graphic below to see more statistics from Giving Day 2017.
I also would like to share with you exactly how YOU impacted CSU Swimming and Diving with your generous donations. We have been able to purchase an additional five power towers (bringing our total towers to ten) to increase power/resistance training. Take a look at our journey to acquire those power towers here.
We have also been able to purchase two new 3 meter diving boards, as well as eleven backstroke wedges. Take a look at our new boards in action here, and the backstroke wedges here!
This new equipment has already made a huge impact on our current athletes, and is helping each and every one of them reach their full potential! We would like to extend an extremely big THANK YOU to all who donated and who continue to support our Vikes.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at our home opener this weekend against Marshall and Green Bay: Friday 11/3 @ 6:00pm, Saturday 11/4 @ 12:00pm!!