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Hour of Power Relay, 2008

  • Carleton President Robert A. Oden Jr.Carleton President Robert A Oden Jr. address the team shortly before the start of the 2008 Hour of Power relay.

  • 3-2-1 Go!The first swimmers hit the water for the opening leg of the 2008 Hour of Power relay for cancer research.

  • Exchange RateMembers of the men's and women's swimming and diving teams line up for their first of many relay exchanges during the Hour of Power event.

  • Leaving it in the poolSwimmers at the 2008 Hour of Power use a variety of strokes to keep the relays the same length in each lane.

  • Right Back at ItSwimmers prepare for their relay leg during the "Leave it in the Pool" set, where each participants swims as hard as they can each time they're in the water.

  • Andy Clark, Mary Henry and Rick Mullin(L to R) Carleton head swim coach Andy Clark talks with Mary Henry and Rick Mullin, the parents of Ted Mullin at the 2008 Hour of Power relay for cancer research.

  • Ready to Go AgainThe next six swimmers take their positions. The team constantly adjusts lane assignments and stroke selections to keep the relay as balanced as possible.

  • Cancer SucksMembers of the Carleton swimming and diving team send a clear message with their "Cancer Sucks" swim caps

  • Nearing the MidpointNearly halfway through the 60-minute event, the enthusiasm, encouragement and effort continue at high levels.

  • Kaarin TaylorSenior Kaarin Taylor, a classmate of Ted Mullin, cheers on her teammates during the final stages of the 2008 Hour of Power

  • Brett Jackson '08Carleton alum Bret Jackson '08 rests after swimming an all-out effort relay leg during the 2008 Ted Mullin Hour of Power for cancer research.

  • CelebrationThe Knights celebrate their combined effort at the conclusion of the Hour of Power.

  • David NonbergRiding the emotional high of the day's event, senior David Nonberg shares high fives with his teammates.

  • TeammatesIn addition to supporting cancer research, the Hour of Power is a great builder of team unity.

  • Hugs and SmilesAfter going all out for an hour, the Knights celebrate not only their effort but also those of nearly 100 different teams across the country.

  • Carleton College KnightsCarleton swimmers and alums take a team photo after completing the 2008 Hour of Power

  • Bring it inBefore going leaving the pool for the day, the Knights huddle with the coaching staff