Earlier today, we reported on the NCAA’s new “A” and “B” cuts for the 2018-2019 college swim season. Comparing those times to their 2017-2018 counterparts shows a dramatic drop in “B” cut times in particular.
It’s time to look back at our top boys recruits heading into the NCAA next fall, revisiting a tough call at #1 between last year’s top prospect Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler.
43.5% of voters predicted that Kathleen Baker would remain the top 100 backstroker in the nation this summer.
Last weekend, Ryan Lochte put up the #2 time in the nation at age 33, putting himself in-line to become the first 30+ man to rank inside the top 50 nationally in the event since 1999. Even the great Michael Phelps dropped the event at age 27.
Collegiate club swimmer Ryan Torie has been sentenced to five to ten months in county jail after pleading guilty to felony statutory sexual assault. Torie was permanently banned by USA Swimming earlier this spring.
Aaron Persky, the California judge criticized for his sentence of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, has been recalled by voters, making him the first California judge recalled since 1932.
Eric Hill, the former Florida high school swim coach under investigation, won’t return to Boca Raton High School to teach, local paper the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Swimming Canada released a statement this week supporting athlete safety recommendations brought public by four abuse victims of a former ski coach.
Northwestern continues to round out its new combined-gender coaching staff, adding Canadian Olympian and former Arizona standout Jake Tapp to the staff two days after hiring Megan Hawthorne.
One year ago, we ranked the recruits in the high school class of 2018. Now, we look back on those rankings to factor in each swimmer’s senior season as they head into NCAA competition. (Pictured: Taylor Ruck)
The University of Florida has split its men’s and women’s swim & dive programs, promoting former assistants Anthony Nesty and Jeff Poppell to head the men’s and women’s programs, respectively.
Star Auburn freshman Hugo Gonzalez will follow coach Sergio Lopez to his new position at Virginia Tech, transferring for the upcoming season.
The University of New Mexico’s athletic director and president together published a letter on the school’s athletic website this week announcing that an independent review had found the school struggling to meet federal Title IX requirements.
Alice Tai and Maisie Summers-Newton highlighted the first day of the 2018 British Para Swimming International with world records in their respective classes.
Swimming Canada has announced it would not be holding national competition in the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre due to a current found in the pool during a recent event.