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Lakers add former swimmer to coaching staff

Fri 6-26-2020

EMMETSBURG - Former Iowa Lakes Community College swimmer Jacob Oliver has been added to the team's coaching staff as a graduate-assistant coach. Head coach Kaden Huntrods made the announcement.

"We are very happy to have Jacob back at Iowa Lakes," Huntrods said. "Jacob swam here previously and he has competed at the state and national level, I am excited to bring that experience back to Iowa Lakes."

A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Oliver swam for four years in high school. He was a three-time qualifier for the Colorado 5A state meet.

At ILCC, Oliver competed at the NJCAA National Swimming and Diving Championship in the 2016-17 season. Oliver earned academic All-American status both in cross country and swimming.

He continued onto the University of Colorado to finish with his Bachelors degree in Political Science. He will pursue his Master’s degree in Applied Statistics with a specialization in Data Science.

"I am thrilled to be back at Iowa Lakes," Oliver said. "I left as a student-athlete and now I get to return as an assistant coach. This is truly a dream come true for me. I am excited to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Iowa Lakes athletic program, getting to fulfill the role as a mentor to student-athletes as well as being an assistant to Coach Huntrods. I feel like we have tremendous potential for our swimming program and I cannot wait to become a key part in creating more success stories with swimmers during the upcoming season, helping them strive both in and out of the pool."