Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 24/21
Iowa State University

Department of Athletics

Women's Swimming and Diving
Records, 1926- [ongoing]

Descriptive summary

creator: Iowa State University. Department of Athletics. Women's Swimming and Diving
title: Records
dates: 1926- [ongoing]
extent: 0.84 linear ft. (1 document box and 2 half document boxes)
collection number: RS 24/21
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Iowa State University, Department of Athletics, Women's Swimming and Diving Records, RS 24/21, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Historical note

The Iowa State University Women's Swimming & Diving team dates back to the 1920s and was known then as the "tankers." Women's Swimming & Diving began varsity play during the 1970-1971 season. The first official team win came against Graceland College (1970). They claimed one Big 8 Conference title (1974). Women's Swimming and Diving holds an all-time record of 159-149 through the 2007-2008 season.

Head coaches:

  • Deidre Singleton (1970-1977)
  • Bob Bottger (1977-1979)
  • Ramsey Van Horn (1979-1997)
  • Duane Sorenson (1997- present)


Collection description

The collection (1926- [ongoing]) contains news clippings, media guides, histories written by students, a schedule poster, and a program for the Cyclone Relays (1978).