Auburn Names Team Captains for 2016-2017 Season

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

September 10th, 2016 College, News, SEC

The Auburn Tigers have named 6 as team captains for the 2016-2017 season, including 2 alumni of the Bolles School.

Captains:

The group includes 5 seniors and 1 junior, William McKinney,  and 4 of the 6 swimmers qualified for last year’s NCAA Championships.

Significantly, 2 of the 6 swimmers come from the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida – which is significant because Auburn made one of the splashiest coaching additions of the offseason when they named Sergio Lopez their associate head coach. Lopez comes from Singapore, where he was the head coach of the National Team, and before that built the Bolles School into one of the greatest high school programs in the country.

Both teams are hoping to rebuild from both historic-low finishes last season at NCAAs, as well as significant outgoing transfers. The women’s team was 33rd at NCAAs – their lowest finish since 1989 – and the men’s team finished 10th – their worst showing since 1991.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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