Swimming & Diving Virtual Reunion

We know that 2020 hasn't turned out quite like anyone had hoped. We too are sad that we can't gather in-person for our annual Grinnell College Swimming & Diving Reunion. However, we aren't going to let 2020 stop our fun!

Coach Erin Hurley and Coach Tim Hammond join the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to invite you to join our first Swimming & Diving Virtual Reunion. Much like a traditional reunion weekend on campus, there will be a variety of events for you to attend, opportunities to connect with current swimmers and divers, and moments to relive your favorite memories as a Grinnell athlete. Each day of the Virtual Reunion includes an engaging event as well as a unique social media challenge to participate in. Please view the full schedule below.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Kick-Off & Social
7–8 p.m. Central

Join your fellow Grinnell alumni and current Grinnell College Swimming and Diving students for a virtual Reunion kick-off and social. At the social, hear updates from Coach Hurley and Coach Hammond, and share funny and poignant stories with each other by answering questions like, “What was the best mishap I experienced or witnessed while I was a swimmer or diver?” or “Which memory still pulls at my heart strings from when I was a swimmer/diver?”

Swim/Dive after Dark
8 p.m. Central

Having too much fun to stop catching up? Use the nightly Swim/Dive After Dark time to keep the conversation going. We will keep the Zoom room from the previous event open each evening for as long as alumni and students want. Share great stories, laugh together, and reminisce into the evening just as you would during a traditional Reunion!

Virtual Memory Book: Day 1
Topic: Before and After

Instructions: Using the #GCSDReunion post a blended picture of you as a kid swimming or diving next to a recent photo of you swimming or diving.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Swim Dive Networking
7–8:30 p.m. Central

In today’s economy, networking is more important than ever! We invite current students and alumni to gather for a virtual networking session. Participants can join breakout rooms based on their industry (STEM fields, Arts, Media, and Communication, etc.) to discuss current trends and opportunities in that field.

Swim/Dive after Dark
8:30 p.m. Central

Virtual Memory Book: Day 2
Topic: Best Meet Photo

Instructions: Using the #GCSDReunion post a picture from a swimming and diving meet on your favorite social media platform. Bonus points if Grinnell won that meet!

Friday, November 13

Swimming and Diving Virtual Pub Quiz
7–8:30 p.m. Central

Show off your trivia skills at our first Swimming and Diving Virtual Pub Quiz. We will have three rounds of trivia—a Grinnell College round, a GC Swimming & Diving round, and a surprise theme round. Teams will be randomly matched although couples will be kept together if they wish. The winning team will receive small prizes.

Swim/Dive after Dark
8:30 p.m. Central

Virtual Memory Book: Day 3
Topic: Still Friends

Instructions: Using the #GCSDReunion post a picture of you and another Grinnell swimmer and diver from your time at Grinnell that you are still friends with today.

Saturday, November 14

GC Home Scavenger Hunt (Family-Friendly!)
11 a.m–12 p.m. Central

Led by current students, you and your kids are invited to participate in virtual home scavenger hunt. Keep an eye out for your Grinnell memorabilia, mundane items like paper clips and socks, and much more!

Open Mic Night
7–8 p.m. Central

Join us for our wrap-up event for our virtual Swim/Dive Reunion 2020. Take turns “at the mic” sharing your favorite Grinnell memories and experiences! Each person will have up to 3 minutes to share a beloved story!

Swim/Dive after Dark
8 p.m. Central

Virtual Memory Book: Day 4
Topic: Your Favorite Memory

Instructions: Using the #GCSDReunion post a picture of your favorite memory from your time as a swimmer or diver at Grinnell. Make sure to tag any other Grinnellians in the picture and say why it’s your favorite memory!


If you would like to attend any or all of these events, register here by Monday, November 9. You will be provided with the Zoom links for each event as well as follow-up information as the virtual Reunion approaches. There is no cost for any of these events.

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Apparel Order

Would you like to order a shirt to commemorate the event? We believe that supporting small businesses is important, especially during this challenging time, and have chosen to partner with Awards Unlimited in Grinnell for t-shirts and sweatshirts. Head over to the online store to purchase yours today! The store will remain open through the event, and shirts will be shipped to you following the event.

Questions? Contact Jennie Jackson, alumni and donor relations coordinator, at jacksoje@grinnell.edu or call 641-269-3220.