Less than three years after announcing that men’s swimming was cut, Adams State University is reinstating the program for the 2019-2020 school year, sources tell SwimSwam.
Adams State is in Alamosa, Colorado and competes in the NCAA’s Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. In June of 2016, the school announced it would be cutting its men’s swimming and men’s golf programs, effective immediately. The women’s swimming program, however, continued.
Now, sources say that the school will be adding men’s swimming back into its athletic department. Current women’s head coach Quint Seckler, in his second year heading the program, will take over as the men’s head coach as well. The school hasn’t officially announced the move yet, and therefore doesn’t have any official comment yet on what changed between now and the program’s cutting in 2016.
Last year, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference featured 9 women’s programs and five men’s. Adams State should join Cal Baptist, Oklahoma Baptist, Colorado Mesa, Colorado School of Mines and Oklahoma Christian in the men’s competition. Last year, Adams State, Western State Colorado, Colorado State – Pueblo and Nebraska – Kearney had only women’s teams at the RMAC Championships.