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Ranking the 2017 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #1-4

Ryan Hoffer is the most valuable NCAA prospect since Caeleb Dressel, and he’s not alone in a powerhouse #1 class for 2017.


Desorbo Pulls Tennessee Distance Coach Tyler Fenwick For New UVA Staff

New Virginia Cavaliers head coach Todd Desorbo was a big-name hire himself, and has now added a pretty big-name assistant to his new-look staff in Charlottesville – Tennessee distance coach Tyler Fenwick.


SwimSwam Pulse: Direct Finals Access Most Unpopular World Cup Changes

SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly pointed to direct finals access for major medalists as the most disliked World Cup format change, with almost half of votes going for that rules update.


Ranking the 2017 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

Junior world record-breaking IMer Brandonn Almeida is a big international pickup for South Carolina, highlighting a tightly-bunched group of teams ranked 9-12.


Ranking the 2017 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #5-8

Hungarian Olympian and new Florida Gator Liliana Szilagyi might be the best international pickup for any NCAA team’s 2017 freshman class.


Former Bridgeport Coach Arrested A Third Time

Former Bridgeport University swim coach Sean Raffile was arrested for a third time in late July, once again for violating a protective order.

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Former Nitro Employee Hid Camera In Locker Room, Officials Say

A former maintenance employee with the Nitro Swimming club in Austin, Texas has been arrested and accused of hiding a camera in a girls locker room at the swimming facility, according to the owners of the club.


Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sjostrom Strikes Back In Eindhoven

Sarah Sjostrom has already been tearing it up on the World Cup series, but this week, she very clearly went out of her way to earn SwimSwam’s prestigious Swim of the Week award.


Paolo Barelli Criticizes Appointments To FINA Committees

European Swimming Federation President Paolo Barelli was unsuccessful in his bid for the FINA presidency this summer, but is continuing to fight the international swimming federation over issues he raised during his campaign.

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Henrique Martins Leads 10 WUGs Swimmers For Brazil

World Championships finalist Henrique Martins will be one of 10 swimmers to represent Brazil at this summer’s World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan.


Ohio High School Coach Pleads Guilty To Sexual Conduct With Minor

Sam Seiple, a former coach at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor unlawful sexual conduct with a minor as part of a plea deal with county prosecutors.


Wheeling Jesuit Quietly Cuts Swimming & Diving Programs

Division II Wheeling Jesuit University has quietly removed swimming & diving from its athletics website, following an e-mail to alumni several months ago announcing the program would be cut.


Lock Haven Hires Phil Hurley As Head Women’s Swim Coach

Lock Haven University, which considered cutting women’s swimming & diving over the winter, has hired a new head coach this week, naming South Dakota State assistant Phil Hurley as the new program leader.

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Ohio High School Coach Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Sexual Battery

Matthew Johnsen, a high school swim coach in Ohio accused of having sexual conduct with two of his swimmers, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony sexual battery.


Former Skier Calls For Ban On Russia At Winter Olympics, IOC Critical

An Olympic skier and chair of WADA’s Athletes Commission suggested last week that Russia be suspended from next year’s Winter Olympics over doping violations, but the IOC and its own Athletes Commission have fired back, criticizing the skier’s opinion.