Cannonball! UVA President and Athletic Director Take Celebratory Dips in the Pool

Cannonball! UVA President and Athletic Director Take Celebratory Dips in the Pool

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Who needs a Speedo? Certainly not University of Virginia President Jim Ryan or Director of Athletics Carla Williams.

On Tuesday afternoon at UVA’s Aquatic and Fitness Center, Ryan and Williams celebrated the Cavalier women’s swimming team’s first NCAA championship by taking part in the sport-wide tradition of jumping into the pool.

Fully clothed – and masked! – Ryan and Williams took turns cannonballing.

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The duo’s afternoon dip drew proud responses on social media from Hoos around the world.

Since swimmers compete year-round, they still have practice – but suffice it to say they won’t forget Tuesday’s.

Here’s how everything unfolded through the eyes of UVA Today photographer Sanjay Suchak:

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