Articles by Anne Lepesant

CAA to Welcome 3 New Members: Hampton, Monmouth, and Stony Brook

Monmouth (men’s and women’s teams) and Stony Brook (women’s swimming and diving team) will join the CAA on July 1, 2022.

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Stanford’s Brooke Forde Says She’s Okay with Racing Lia Thomas at NCAAs

“I believe that treating people with respect and dignity is more important than any trophy or record will ever be,” said Forde in a statement.


Winter U.S. Open Qualifier Ethan Maloney (2022) to Swim at Virginia Tech

Ethan Maloney’s 100 breast time is already fast enough to score for the H2Okies at the ACC men’s championship meet.

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Michigan HS D3 State Finalist Liam Boomer Commits to NMU Wildcats

Futures qualifier Liam Boomer has signed an NLI to swim at Northern Michigan beginning in the fall of 2022.

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Duke Picks Up Verbal Commitment from SwimMAC’s Molly Donlan (2023)

Molly Donlan, a US Open-qualified back and fly specialist, has verbally committed to the Duke University class of 2027.


Penn State Women Score 1st 2023 Verbal from 1:01/2:14 Breaststroker Sienna Karp

Sienna Karp, a US Open qualifier in the 100/200 breast, is the Nittany Lions’ first verbal commitment for the women’s class of 2027.

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Distance Freestyler Leyla Sleime (2023) Makes Verbal Commitment to Purdue

Futures qualifier Leyla Sleime has made a verbal commitment to the Purdue Boilermakers for the 2023-24 school year and beyond.

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Missouri High School Record-holder Leo Kurucz Sends Verbal to ASU

Kurucz, a Futures qualifier in the 50/100/200/500 free and 100/200 fly, will join the ASU class of 2027 in the fall of 2023.

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Georgia High School State Champ Laurel Blase Makes Verbal Commitment to Alabama

Chattahoochee Gold IMer Lauren Blase has verbally committed to the University of Alabama for 2023-24.

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Danish National Champion Kasper Johnsen (2023) Commits to Louisville

Johnsen is the Danish NAG record-holder in both the SCM 50 back and LCM 50 back; he will join the Cardinals in the fall of 2023.

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Bolles Teammates Kayden Lancaster and Aidan Paro Verbally Commit to Louisville

Bolles teammates Kayden Lancaster and Aidan Paro have both announced their verbal commitments to Louisville for 2023-24.


Michigan Secures Verbal Commitment from Brazilian Olympian Stephanie Balduccini

Stephanie Balduccini will bring times to Ann Arbor that would already score in the A finals at B1G Championships in three events.


ASCA Issues Statement Calling for NCAA to Review Transgender Rules

The ASCA has issued a statement asking the NCAA to review and update its rules on transgender athletes’ participation in women’s swimming.


NCAA Board to Discuss Transgender Participation Policy at January 20 Meeting

The NCAA Board of Governors will discuss its transgender participation policy at its meeting on Thursday, January 20 and will issue a statement thereafter.


Summer Juniors Breaststroker John Watson (2023) Verbals to Mizzou

Summer Juniors-qualifying breast/IM specialist John Watson from GOAL in Omaha has verbally committed to the Mizzou Tigers for 2023-24.