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CSCAA Opposes Extra Year of Eligibility for NCAA Winter Athletes

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) has issued a statement about the eligibility issue in question after winter sports saw their seasons end prematurely because of the coronavrius pandemic. The NCAA has announced that since the spring sports seasons were canceled altogether, ...

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Pac-12 Conference Men's Awards: Ryan Hoffer, Dave Durden Lead Honors

The Pac-12 Conference announced the recipients of the 2020 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving awards, as voted on by the league coaches. Cal’s Ryan Hoffer was voted Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year and head coach Dave Durden was tabbed Pac-12 Swimming Coach of the Year as the Golden Bears won their third-st...

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Abbey Weitzeil Among Finalists For AAU Sullivan Award

Cal senior Abbey Weitzeil has been named a finalist for the Sullivan Award presented each year to the top amateur athlete in the United States by the Amateur Athletic Union. Weitzeil is among ten finalists and you can vote here every day until March 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Swimmers Beata Nelson and Ry...

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Northeastern's Megan Clark Repeats as CAA Women's Swimmer of the Year

Northeastern senior Megan Clark was named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Swimmer of the Year for the second straight season Thursday. Clark had qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third straight season before that event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Clark re-set ...

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Plymouth State to Add Men's Swimming in 2020-21

Plymouth State will added men’s swimming to its academic offerings in the 2020-21 season, the school announced Thursday. The Division III school in New Hampshire will compete in the Little East Conference, which hosted its first men’s invitational last February and now counts five men's swimming pro...

Florida Swimming and Diving to Rename Pool After Ann Marie Rogers

The University of Florida swimming and diving program’s home pool will now be named the Ann Marie Rogers Swimming and Diving Pool thanks to a million dollar gift from Florida swimming alumna Veronica Meinhard and her wife Kristina M. Johnson, the UF’s Board of Trustees approved on Thursday. Ann Mari...

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Caiming Xie Retires as Notre Dame Diving Coach After 25 Years

After 25 seasons at the University of Notre Dame, head diving coach Caiming Xie announced his retirement. Caiming coached for 42 years throughout his career, and was the first full-time diving coach for the Notre Dame program. “Notre Dame is an incredible university filled with wonderful pe...

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Pac-12 Conference Awards: Louise Hansson, Dave Salo Lead Honors

The Pac-12 Conference announced the recipients of the 2020 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving awards, as voted on by the league coaches. USC Trojans Louise Hansson was named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year and Dave Salo was voted Pac-12 Swimming Coach of the Year. STANFORD’s Emma Wheal was named the...

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Maxime Rooney Offers Perspective in Time of Chaos

Maxime Rooney is a senior at the University of Texas and USA national champion. He recently posted a blog titled "My Perspective" and sent it to Swimming World. Here is the entry Maxime Rooney shared: Hey everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. With all the changes in the world, I wan...

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Breaking the Silence: Coping With My Last Race in Wake of COVID-19

Taylor Covington is a senior swimmer at Boston College. She is a former Swimming World Intern and current Swimming World contributor. She was swimming at the CSCAA meet when the COVID-19 cancelled NCAA events.  This is the silence I have been dreading. Six nights ago, I perched myself on the plush e...

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Albiero Father-Son Bond Growing Through Good Times and Tough Times

After the cancellation of the NCAA swimming championships because of the coronavirus pandemic, college teams are leaning on each other like families. At Louisville, that is especially the case as coach Arthur Albiero and swimmer Nicolas Albiero bring a unique father-son relationship to the team. “It...

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Louise Hansson Got Best of Both Worlds From College Swimming

Swedish swimmer Louise Hansson never envisioned herself swimming in college in the United States. But as she prepares for this month’s women’s NCAAs, the University of Southern California senior says that moving to the U.S. was the best thing she’s ever done. At her first Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,...