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Three East Carolina Swimmers Announce Transfer Destinations

Three East Carolina swimmers announced they would be continuing their swimming careers after ECU cut swimming and diving. When East Carolina University cut its swimming and diving programs last month, the athletes that chose to continue their swimming careers elsewhere would immediately be eligible ...

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Tracy Menzel Named Head Coach of DePauw Women's Swimming and Diving

Tracy Menzel, assistant men's and women's swimming coach at Kenyon College for the last three seasons, is DePauw's selection as head women's swimming and diving coach and aquatics director. She replaces Shea Davisson who resigned to become associate director of athletics at Southwestern University. ...

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Dean Farris to Return to Harvard This Fall After Olympic Redshirt

Harvard's Dean Farris will be back in Cambridge this fall after taking an Olympic redshirt year that was disrupted by the COVID-19 cancellations. Farris, who was training down in Austin, Texas this past season under legendary coach Eddie Reese, will be swimming for Harvard this coming season in what...

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NCAA Qualifier Kristen Stege to Transfer to Tennessee

NCAA qualifier Kristen Stege of East Carolina has decided to transfer to the University of Tennessee, she announced in March shortly after the season ended. Stege, primarily a distance freestyler, will be joining a strong Tennessee squad that was seeded to finish second at NCAAs this season, which w...

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Midland University Adds Men’s and Women’s Diving Programs

Midland University announced Tuesday that it will add men’s and women’s diving programs and hired Peter Charles as its diving coach. Midland is an NAIA program in Nebraska that began offering swimming in 2017. Its men’s team placed four at the 2020 NAIA Championships with its women’s team 20th. The ...

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Daniel Murphy to Lead Wheeling Swimming and Diving

Wheeling University has appointed Nova Southeastern University Assistant Coach and five-time All-American Daniel Murphy to lead its men's and women's swimming programs. Murphy spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Sharks working primarily with IM and distance groups. During his...

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Asia Seidt Named SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year

University of Kentucky swimmer Asia Seidt has been named the female recipient of the 2019-20 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Tuesday. LSU basketball player Skylar Mays joins Seidt as the male recipient of the honor. ...

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Passages: Rod Harman, Oregon Coaching Legend, 93

Swimming coach Rod Harman, whose former pupils include three Olympians and 62 high school All-Americans, died Friday at age 93. Harman had coached until just last year and was regarded as the oldest active coach in the state. He founded the Tualatin Hills Swim Club in Beaverton, Oregon, where the Ha...

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NCAA Division I Athletes Can Start Voluntary Activities on June 1

The NCAA Division I council voted to permit Division I student-athletes in all sports to participate in voluntary athletics activities beginning June 1, including swimming as long as local, state and federal COVID-19 protocols are followed. The vote of the Division I Council occurred electronically...

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Dave Durden Impacting Swimming and Lives Through Coaching

Dave Durden (From May's Swimming World Magazine) Dave Durden, University of California and U.S. national team coach, simply refers to himself as a swim coach. But he’s also a leader, an expert at maximizing performance, removing doubt, instilling confidence and navigating young men through demanding...