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City of Columbia Splash Pads Open

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) Want to cool off this summer? The City of Columbia may have the answer. The city’s splash pads are now open across area parks. You can take time to cool off, without diving in to a pool. Here’s a list of operating hours from the City of Columbia: The following spray pools will be open from Monday-Friday…

Gamecocks Shine in Summer Meets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) —  Fynn Minuth and Allyson Nied both recorded successful days at their respective meets for South Carolina on Wednesday.  Minuth took first place in the 400m freestyle at the Speedo Junior National Championships, while Nied placed 12th at the USA Diving ATT National Diving Championships. Minuth, a rising sophomore, won the title for the 400m free…

Watch: Drowning Dangers

Columbia,S.C., (WOLO) — It’s summertime and that means many of you are thinking about hitting the pool to beat the heat. Before you do, make sure you heed some warnings to make sure you and your little ones stay safe before diving in the deep end. Click here to find out more about the dangers of drowning. Categories: News Tags:…

Gamecock Duo Excels At German Championships

BERLIN, GERMANY (USC SID) — Two members of the University of South Carolina Swimming & Diving program swam well at the 2016 Deutschen Meisterschaften (German Championships) which concluded Sunday in Berlin. Kevin Leithold and Nils Wich-Glasen each qualified for finals in multiple events, with Wich-Glasen earning a podium spot. Wich-Glasen made the A final in all three of his races, including a place on the…

Four Gamecocks Earn All-SEC Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (USC SID) — Four members of the University of South Carolina Swimming & Diving team were named to the All-Southeastern Conference Swimming & Diving Team, the league office announced on Wednesday. Gamecocks Akaram Mahmoud, Allyson Nied, Tomas Peribonio and Nils Wich-Glasen each earned spots on the All-SEC Team. Mahmoud is a First-Team All-SEC selection after winning the men’s 1,650-yard freestyle at the SEC Championships,…