Save UIowa Swim & Dive

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PSA: Please do not donate when signing this petition. None of the proceeds will go to Iowa’s cut programs as change.org keeps all of the fundraised money for their own operational costs. Instead, please go to https://www.saveiowasports.com/ instead to pledge a donation.

Update: If you are able and willing to pledge your support for one of the cut sports at the University of Iowa, please fill out the form here. Upon reinstatement, we will contact you to fulfill your pledge, if requested. This pledge requires no form of payment today. You will only be asked to donate to the team following reinstatement. 

As the birthplace of butterfly, the University of Iowa will be cutting both of the Women’s and Men’s Swimming & Diving teams at the conclusion of the the 2020 – 2021 season. This would be the first Power Five conference to cut its swim team due to impacts of COVID-19.

During the 2019-2020 season, Iowa men finished 6th at the 2020 Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships out of ten teams. The women’s team was ninth at Big Ten’s this year out of 13 teams. Overall, Iowa was meant to be represented at the 2020 NCAA Swim & Dive championships in March by multiple athletes. 

In the wake of this radical decision, we, the past, present, and future Alumni of UIowa’s Swim & Dive teams are devastated. Thus, we have started this initial petition to try and save a program that we deem to be the heart and soul of college swimming. Please help us save the one place we have all called home.