Articles by Riley Overend

Casey, Eckerman, Hribar Taking Their Talents to LSU Next Fall

LSU is building a well-rounded recruiting class between middle-distance specialist Simon Casey, breaststroker Max Eckerman, and sprinter Jere Hribar.

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Georgia Southern Hires Former UNC Assistant Allyson Sweeney as Head Coach

Georgia Southern named Allyson Sweeney as its next head coach on Monday, replacing Amanda Caldwell a few weeks after she left for Tulane.

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NCAA Champion Maddy Banic Coming Back to Tennessee as Volunteer Assistant Coach

Maddy Banic is returning to Tennessee as a volunteer assistant three years after winning an NCAA title for the Volunteers in the 200 medley relay.

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Carol Zaleski Retires from Swimming After Groundbreaking 45-Year Career

Carol Zaleski made history as the first female member of FINA’s Technical Swimming Committee and the first female Olympic swimming deck referee.

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What Would a Swimming Decathlon Look Like?

SwimSwam’s David Clossey compiled a hypothetical 10-event schedule consisting of 50s of each stroke, 200s of each stroke, the 200 IM, and the 1000 free.

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Boston College Hires Brian Keane as Assistant Coach

Brian Keane is joining Boston College’s coaching staff as an assistant for the men’s and women’s teams after spending the past two seasons at Bryant.

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GoFundMe Created for Former U.S. National Teamer Diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer

After Presley Anderson (formerly Presley Bard) was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer earlier this month, a GoFundMe has been created to support her fight.

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Pac-12 Commissioner Urges UC Regents to Block UCLA’s Move to Big Ten

George Kliavkoff’s plea attempted to quantify the impact of UCLA’s departure, but it wasn’t enough to convince the Regents to make a final decision just yet.

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USA Swimming Reveals 102 Young Standouts Chosen for National Select Camp

USA Swimming revealed Thursday its roster of 102 swimmers selected for this year’s National Select Camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Who Is Thomas Jolly, Director of Paris 2024 Opening and Closing Ceremonies?

Paris Olympic organizers have selected Thomas Jolly as their artistic director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2024 Games and the Paralympics. 

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4-Time Olympian Allison Schmitt Begins 6-Month Recovery from Surgery

Allison Schmitt, a four-time Olympian and 10-time Olympic medalist, is beginning a six-month recovery process after undergoing successful surgery last week.

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Former James Madison Diving Coach Added to SafeSport Database

Former James Madison University diving coach John Wolsh was added to the U.S. Center for SafeSport database for allegations of misconduct on Monday. 

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Former Alabama Commit Puts Swimming Aside to Pursue Military Dream

Despite being a top-ranked recruit at Alabama, Braden Rollins couldn’t ignore his intuition, changing course and joining the military.

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Jamal Hill Breaks 11-Year-Old American Para-Swimming Record at California Classic

Jamal Hill (pictured left) won the 50-meter breaststroke final with a time of 34.00, taking down Jacob Hansen’s 11-year-old record of 34.30.

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USA Swimming Unveils Roster for 2022-23 U.S. National Junior Team

Maximus Williamson (pictured above) and Justina Kozan are the lone athletes to qualify for this year’s U.S. National Junior Team roster in four events.

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