Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wilbur and Wilma Dive In
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 04, 2014
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Wilbur and Wilma welcomed the Vitamin D and showed off the newest addition to their closets: swimsuits! The wildcats supported Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving team in matching uniforms. Wilbur T. Wildcat stepped into a red and blue Speedo. While, Wilma strapped on an official Arizona bathing suit and cover-up. The University of Arizona promotes wearing the colors and rallying the crowd; Wilbur and Wilma’s sole mission.

The wildcat couple visited Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on Saturday, February 1st 2014 to cheer on our student-athlete swimmers and divers in their meet against Texas. After the sprinkling rain settled, Wilbur and Wilma mingled with fans in between races. The mascots happily took pictures with the student-athletes’ family, friends and Tucson community members. Some even posed with the ‘wildcat’ hand sign originally introduced by fellow UA swimmer and Olympian, Simon Burnett.

Wilbur and Wilma cheered on the team from the pool deck and then congratulated senior swimmers and divers as they were individually recognized at the last home meet of the 2013-2014 season. The presentation of seniors honored their commitment to Arizona Athletics and dedication to competing on behalf of the University’s program. 

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