Gustavus, Carleton and St. Ben's will be St. Olaf's prime competition in the MIAC, though the Oles are 64-0 in duel meets during the tenure of co-head coaches Dave and Bob Hauck. "Depth is the concern right now, but we certainly have talent at the top," Bob Hauck said.
Key returners for St. Olaf include distance freestyler Kelly Dolan '07, sprinter Mikayla Meyer '07, Julia Rood '07 and juniors Christina Roberts, Marcie Dierks, Jen Marzolf and transfer Aly Janzen. A few first-year swimmers with important roles are Jamie Fredeen, Carrie Heiberg, Jessie Gibbons and diver Alyssa Germeroth.
Despite winning last years conference title, the Oles didn't send any female swimmers to the NCAA Championships. In fact, not a single MIAC school was represented at the Division III national meet. St. Olaf will strive for its 24th MIAC title during the Hauck's tenure, and look to add an NCAA Championship swimmer or two to their resume in 2006-2007.