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Colgate Hires Villanova Assistant Edward Pretre As New Head Coach

Colgate University has announced Villanova assistant Edward Pretre as its new head coach for men’s and women’s swimming & diving.


Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits in the Boys High School Class of 2020

Carson Foster was our #1 recruit a year ago. But a certain Luca Urlando is rising fast, and we’ve got a real #1 controversy on our hands. Check out all of our updated recruit ranks of current juniors here.


Luca Urlando Breaks Dressel’s National Public HS Record With 45.88 Fly

California high schooler Luca Urlando broke the national public high school record in the 100 fly at prelims of his CIF Sac-Joaquin Section meet. And he did it without even going a personal-best time.


FINA To Change Event Schedule For Final Two Champions Series Meets

FINA will tweak the event order for the final two editions of its new Champions Series, eliminating the single-gender relays in favor of mixed-gender relays and shuffling the events over the two-day meet lineup.


SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Prefer London Roar To Other European ISL Franchises

59% of fans voted for the London Roar as the best team name among the four European International Swimming League franchises.


Dolfin Swim of the Week: Ye Shiwen Becomes a Breaststroker

It’s not the event she’s known for. It’s not even the right stroke. But Ye Shiwen has transformed into 2019’s best 200 breaststroker.


4 Races To Watch, Full Psych Sheets For 2019 CIF Central Coast Champs

Saint Francis High School junior Nicole Oliva is the heavy favorite in both girls distance events, and could go after some pretty lofty section records in both races.


Emily Feeney Added To SafeSport Ban Database

Emily Feeney, a former high school swim coach in Pennsylvania, has been added to the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s ban database, making her permanently ineligible for membership with any Olympic sport organization.


Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits in the Girls High School Class of 2020

This class is really, really, really good. See who’s moving up and who has yet to commit among the current high school junior class, which is loaded in the non-free strokes in particular.


Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Olivia Smoliga, Athens Bulldog

In the hunt for the 2019 Pro Swim Series crown, it’s been the backstrokers running the show.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Brent Arckey & Sarasota YMCA Staff

The Sarasota Sharks won this year’s combined YMCA Nationals points title by 25.5 over Greater Spartansburg, including some key age group swims.


California Bar Court Suspends Richard Foster’s Law License For One Year

The State Bar Court of California has suspended the law license of Richard Foster, an attorney who lost a years-long legal battle with former professional swimmer Dagny Knutson over his representation of her in 2010. That’s according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group and published this week in The OC Register.


Alabama Hires IU’s Coley Stickels As New Head Swim & Dive Coach

The University of Alabama has announced Indiana sprint coach Coley Stickels as its new head coach for men’s and women’s swimming & diving. Stickels was previously the associate head sprint coach for the Hoosiers.


NCAA Change: Coaches Can Begin Calling Junior Recruits As of May 1

As a result of the NCAA’s recently-updated recruiting rules, college coaches can begin calling current high school juniors as of May 1, the date the new rules go into effect.


SwimSwam Pulse: DC Trident Is Fans’ Favorite U.S. ISL Team Name

Our latest poll was a little bit of informal market research, with the DC Trident proving the most popular team name among the four American ISL franchises announced earlier this month.


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