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Joe Acquaviva Hired as Franklin & Marshall Swimming Coach

Franklin & Marshall Director of Athletics & Recreation Lauren Packer Webster has announced the appointment of Joe Acquaviva as the next head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams. Acquaviva joins the Diplomats after spending a record-breaking five seasons as the head assistant and associ...

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Q&A With MIT Coach Meghan Sisson French

Q&A With MIT Coach Meghan Sisson French As the fifth female head swim and dive coach since 1997, Meghan Sisson French is continuing MIT’s winning aquatic tradition. • Springfield College (Mass.), B.S., applied sociology, 2012; MSW, 2015 • 4x member of Springfield team; NEWMAC champions, 2009, 2010 •...

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5 Helpful Tips to Expertly Balance School and Swimming

5 Helpful Tips to Expertly Balance School and Swimming By Caitlin Daday One often over-looked difficulty of any sport at the college level is the need for student-athletes to be just that--STUDENT-athletes. From the outside, most of our non-athlete peers only see the glamours but tend to forget that...

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Judge Rules Against Michigan State, but Reinstatement Not Mandated

Judge Rules Against Michigan State, but Reinstatement Not Mandated A district court judge on Tuesday ruled against Michigan State in a Title IX lawsuit brought by former swimmers, but the judge did not stipulate that the university must reinstate the programs. The suit, brought in January 2021 by 11...

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How They Train: The Workouts of MIT Standout Adam Janicki

How They Train: The Workouts of MIT Standout Adam Janicki A 2019 graduate of George Mason High School in Falls Church, Va., 6-5 Adam Janicki helped lead his Mustangs to the VHSL Class 2 state title. In the process, he set two individual state records in winning the 200 yard IM (1:51.64) and 100 back...

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West Virginia Adds Lauren Cassano as Associate Head Coach

West Virginia Adds Lauren Cassano as Associate Head Coach The University of West Virginia announced on Monday that it has hired Lauren Cassano to the staff of head coach Vic Riggs. Cassano was an assistant coach at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania last year. She oversaw the sprint and distan...

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If Swimming Were Easy....5 Things Swimmers Face to Be Their Best

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern Spoiler alert: It’s not. We can all agree that swimming is not an easy sport. But choosing the easy route has never been the swimmer way. Here are five things which make swimming one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, sports out there... 1. Struggl...

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Passages: Lily Ernst, University of Northern Iowa Swimmer, Age 21

Passages: Lily Ernst, University of Northern Iowa Swimmer, Age 21 Lily Ernst, a swimmer at the University of Northern Iowa, passed away on July 27, the school announced. Ernst was 21 years old. No cause was disclosed. [caption id="attachment_509771" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo Courtesy: UN...

6 Reasons Your Swim Team Becomes Your Family

By Emma Foster, Swimming World College Intern Swimmers are a special breed. Even most non-chlorinated people understand that. On college campuses around the country, swimmers are the ones known for bringing that squeaky-clean chlorine smell into the classroom, eating an unprecedented amount of food,...

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The Potential Effects of Conference Realignment on College Swimming

The Potential Effects of Conference Realignment on College Swimming On July 1, 2022, the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), two of the most storied athletic programs in the NCAA, shook the college sports world when they announced they would ...

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35 Things Swimmers Forget to Be Thankful For

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern We all have a love-hate relationship with swimming. Although we sometimes complain about the early mornings and the hard workouts, at the end of the day, we all keep coming back. We can get caught up in the stress of balancing classes, homework, pra...