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Olympian Dara Torres Named Head Coach at Boston College

Five-Time Olympian and four-time Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres has been named the head swimming and diving coach at Boston College.  In the midst of Olympic Trials taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Torres made the announcement on her personal social media. “Hello from Olympic Tr...

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Peter Richardson Returns to Arizona as Associate Head Coach

Peter Richardson Returns to Arizona as Associate Head Coach Peter Richardson was hired late last week by Arizona as an associate head coach, returning to the program he was at from 2019-22 for new coach Ben Loorz. Richardson guided the distance program over that time before heading across the Pac-12...

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8 Dead Giveaways of a Swimmer; Some Looks Cannot Be Avoided!

8 Dead Giveaways of a Swimmer; Some Looks Cannot Be Avoided! Whether you always throw your hair up in a messy bun after practice, or you radiate the smell of chlorine, all swimmers have distinct qualities, making it pretty clear what sport they do. Read below to see eight features that scream ‘swimm...

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South Carolina Adds Jason Calanog as Associate Head Coach

South Carolina Adds Jason Calanog as Associate Head Coach South Carolina on Thursday announced the hiring of Jason Calanog as an associate head coach for the men’s team. Calanog switches his address within the SEC, having spent nine years at Texas A&M, most recently as an associate head coach since ...

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LSU Hires Siena Head Coach Brogan Barr as Assistant Coach

LSU Hires Siena Head Coach Brogan Barr as Assistant Coach LSU on Thursday hired Brogan Barr away from her role as the head coach at Siena College to become an assistant coach. Barr was hired in 2020 by Siena to lead its women’s program. The native of Colorado surpassed program-bests for school recor...

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Expect the Unexpected: How to Adapt as a Swimmer (Examples Included)

Expect the Unexpected: How to Adapt as a Swimmer (Examples Included) Swimming is a sport that is filled with many highs, lows, laughs, tears, friendships, frustrations and, of course, unexpected outcomes. As athletes, we have to learn how to adapt in any given moment no matter the situation. Whether...

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Kentucky Adds Ivan Sanchez to Coaching Staff as Assistant

Kentucky Adds Ivan Sanchez to Coaching Staff as Assistant The University of Kentucky on Tuesday hired Ivan Sanchez as an assistant coach on Bret Lundgaard’s staff. Sanchez arrives from his alma mater, Southern Illinois, where he spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach. He has served since 2...

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End of Career Reflections by a Rising College Senior

End of Career Reflections by a Rising College Senior As the 2024 Division III NCAA Championships drew to a close this past March, and I watched my senior teammates swim their last races ever, I was struck with an unimaginable thought.  My career is almost over.  After devoting almost my entire life ...

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UMBC Swimmers Reject Abuse Settlement, To Continue Legal Action

UMBC Swimmers Reject Abuse Settlement, To Continue Legal Action Six former swimmers from the University of Maryland Baltimore County have rejected a settlement of their lawsuits against the university over abuse by a former coach and will continue litigation against the school. The university and th...

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NAIA To Move Swim Championships to Elkhart, Indiana

NAIA To Move Swim Championships to Elkhart, Indiana The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on Thursday announced that it will relocate its annual championships to Elkhart, Indiana. The NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships will be hosted by Bethel University at Elkhart Health ...

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Albright College to Discontinue Swim Program

Albright College is discontinuing its swim program, according to a letter sent out by the institution. "As part of the work Albright College is doing to align revenue with expenses, the college has made the very difficult decision to discontinue the swim program," Athletic Director Janice Luck wrote...

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How the House vs. NCAA Settlement Could Affect College Swimming

The recent House vs. NCAA settlement will change the landscape - and possibly water-scape of NCAA sports in the future. The settlement will distribute $2.8 billion in NIL backpay to athletes and sets up a plan for future athlete-revenue sharing, a huge step in athlete compensation for all of the rev...

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Hollie Bonewit-Cron Hired as Penn State Swimming Coach

Penn State Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft announced the hiring of Hollie Bonewit-Cron as next men's and women's swimming and diving head coach. The 24-year coaching veteran brings a plethora of experience to the Nittany Lion swim and dive team as she becomes the sixth...