In club swimming news, two prominent clubs in North Carolina have combined to form East Carolina Aquatics.
Greenville Swim Club has renamed itself as East Carolina Aquatics, and was the junior-level stomping grounds of Olympic gold medalist and NCAA standout Lauren Perdue. They have merged with the Carteret Currents, who developed Chip Peterson, winner of the 2005 World Championship in the 10km open water race.
The new club will retain the East Carolina Aquatics name, with Casey Charles from Greenville/ECA becoming the CEO and Head Coach.
Randy Jarmin will become the Head Site Coach at Carteret. His former coaching jobs include as the head coach at NCAA program Radford, an assistant at East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina, the head coach of the Douglas Stingrays, and the Head Age Group Coach of the North Carolina Aquatic Club.