Recent Stanford graduate Abrahm DeVine is heading to San Diego to train under David Marsh, he confirmed to SwimSwam Sunday.
DeVine, a Seattle native, spent the past four years training at Stanford, which recently switched leadership from longtime coach Ted Knapp to former Hawai’i head coach Dan Schemmel. Schemmel also brought in Wisconsin’s Neil Caskey as his assistant, and former Stanford assistant Jeff Kostoff, who worked primarily with the distance team (including DeVine), is heading to the University of Minnesota. DeVine was a four-year All-American and won back-to-back NCAA titles his junior and senior year in the 400 IM.
He was a member of the United States’ 2017 and 2019 FINA World Championships teams, finishing 10th in the 200 IM in 2017 and eighth in 2019. DeVine also finished second to Chase Kalisz in the 200 IM at U.S. Summer Nationals in 2018, qualifying for Pan Pacs later that summer, where he finished fifth in the event (and 29th in prelims of the 200 free).
DeVine was announced as a member of the ISL’s DC Trident in June and signed with swimwear brand arena last month. He’ll join fellow Stanford alum Lia Neal, as well as a star-studded roster that includes Michael Chadwick, Kathleen Baker, Jacob Pebley, Ryosuke Irie, Kendyl Stewart, Ali DeLoof, and Marius Kusch, among others, in Southern California.