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The Three Most-Dominant NCAA Male Swimmers Of Recent Years

The Three Most-Dominant NCAA Male Swimmers Of Recent Years The last 10 years in NCAA swimming have changed the sport tremendously. In the last decade, there have been a plethora of athletes who have made their mark individually on the sport. This article will focus on males, specifically. When think...

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Being a Transgender Athlete in the Swimming World

Being a Transgender Athlete in the Swimming World By Tara Draper - Swimming World College Intern Recently, I had a friend - who is not an athlete - come out as transgender. She has had many battles regarding her identity and has slowly started transitioning. Her transition led me to t...

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Are Swimmers and Runners Actually Alike?

By Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern. There are few swimmers who will contest that they enjoy running. Likewise, there are few runners who like to swim. Although there is speculation about which sport may be more beneficial overall, there is no doubt that each sport is equally challengi...

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Passages: Rich McGeagh, 1964 Olympian and NCAA Champion Dies at 77

Passages: Rich McGeagh, 1964 Olympian and NCAA Champion Dies at 77 Rich McGeagh, a 1964 Olympian and an NCAA swim champion from USC, died on Thursday (Sept. 9) in Hermitage, Tenn., of COVID complications.  He was 77. McGeagh was a 3-time (1964-66) All-American at USC on teams that won the NCAA champ...

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Texas Swimmer Carson Foster Signs NIL Deal with Mizuno Swim

Texas Swimmer Carson Foster Signs NIL Deal with Mizuno Swim University of Texas swimmer Carson Foster has signed with Mizuno Swim, the company announced on Thursday. He’s the first college swimmer added to Mizuno’s roster of athletes. Foster is a sophomore at Texas. He won an NCAA title for the Long...

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4 Comments That Come With Life As A Female Swimmer

By Grace Hoffmann, Swimming World College Intern I believe that life as told by a female swimmer varies a lot from the male swimmer's story. From having to explain to school friends why your hair is always thrown up in a ponytail, to those broad "swimmer shoulders" that everyone comments on, it is v...

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Texas Dedicates Eddie Reese Outdoor Pool in Honor of Legendary Coach

Texas Dedicates Eddie Reese Outdoor Pool in Honor of Legendary Coach Eddie Reese has been the head men's swimming coach at Texas since 1978-1979, and in his third season, the Longhorns captured their first national championship. Since then, the team has raised its total to national victories to 15, ...

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An Open Letter to the Unsung Swim Parent

An Open Letter to the Unsung Swim Parent By Lillian Nelson, Swimming World College Intern Swimming is tough. It is a constant grind, where we get used to putting in hours and hours of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears in hopes that at the end of the season when we race our best events, we will shav...

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Marc Briggs Upgraded to Full-Time Diving Coach on Arizona State Staff

Marc Briggs Upgraded to Full-Time Diving Coach on Arizona State Staff After nearly a decade as a volunteer diving coach with the Arizona State swimming and diving team, Marc Briggs has been elevated to a full-time staffer. Head coach Bob Bowman made the announcement Monday. Briggs has worked with cl...

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Eastern Illinois Hires Tyler Donges as New Swimming Head Coach

Eastern Illinois Hires Tyler Donges as New Swimming Head Coach Eastern Illinois on Monday announced the hiring of Tyler Donges as the new head coach of the school’s men’s and women’s swim teams. Donges spent the 2020-21 season at Division II Anderson University, helping the team set 22 program recor...

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Why I Shouldn’t Have Quit Swimming

Why I Shouldn’t Have Quit Swimming (From the Archive) By Swimming World Guest Contributor, Nicholas Zhu First let me start off with why I did quit. As a kid, I hated swimming. I would cry when my parents dragged me to the pool for basic safety lessons. They used to bribe me with White Castle Sliders...