Only 1 senior, Grant Casey, remains on Brown University’s men’s swimming & diving roster. The class of 2018 began as a group of 10, by last season there were only 4 juniors remaining, and now there is just 1 left.
Riley Springman didn’t compete for Brown this season. The other two departures from last year’s junior class, Talbot Jacobs and Bryce Campanelli, competed in the fall semester but have recently been removed from the team’s public roster.
We have reached out to Brown’s media relations staff, Brown head coach Chris Ip, and all 3 would-be-seniors who departed the team to determine the nature of their departure, but as of posting have not received any responses. We will update this article if we receive further information.
In early December, Brown launched an investigation into hazing allegations involving the men’s swim team, according to the campus newspaper. Brown said they learned of the hazing allegation on November 14th, but as late as November 29th, said that no student had come forward directly to them. We have been unable to ascertain whether any of these departures were related to that hazing investigation.
On Wednesday morning, Brown sent the following statement as a follow-up to the hazing allegations:
Since the investigation of hazing allegations involving the Brown men’s swimming and diving team launched on Nov. 29, Brown Athletics has taken interim measures based on information gathered by the University’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to date.
Among actions taken, the men’s team will not participate in a swim meet scheduled for Jan. 13, 2018. The investigation will continue in the weeks ahead. Privacy laws and policies prevent the University from disclosing disciplinary actions involving individual students. Students found responsible for conduct code violations are held accountable through individual and/or collective disciplinary action.
Brown was scheduled to host a tri meet with Penn and Harvard on January 13th. That men’s meet will now become a Penn-Harvard dual, while the women’s meet will remain a tri.
Junior Waylon Jin also competed in the fall semester but is no longer on the roster. On Wednesday afternoon, Jin sent SwimSwam a statement saying that he has ‘decided to leave the team to focus on his academic interests and other passions.”
The swimmers’ results from last year’s Ivy League Championships:
- Riley Springman– 200 fly (6th – 1:46.68), 200 IM (11th – 1:48.24), 100 fly (15th – 48.97)
- Bryce Campanelli – 1 meter springboard (13th – 232.15), 3-meter springboard (13th – 249.10)
- Waylon Jin – 100 breast (15th – 56.81), 200 breast (21st – 2:04.84), 50 free (29th – 22.08)
Jacobs didn’t compete at last year’s Ivy League Championships, but was the team’s 4th-best 200 backstroker (1:49.80) and 500 freestyler (4:33.78) in the fall semester this season. Campanelli finished 2nd on the 1-meter and 3rd on the 3-meter at this year’s Brown vs. MIT dual.
The team’s one remaining senior, Grant Casey, leads the team in the 1000 free this season with a 9:34.52.
Update: On Wednesday morning, Brown sent the following statement as a follow-up to the hazing allegations:
Updated: Jin sent SwimSwam a statement on Wednesday afternoon, which has been updated above