Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as “Troy Gennaro”, better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that he wouldn’t have to wear a “speedo, ” only to find out that he would end up loving the sport. He continued swimming through high school, and eventually went on to swim collegiately for IUPUI. He was given the pseudonym “Troy Gennaro” to avoid complications with the NCAA’s compliance rules.

Tony’s swimming career ended in 2015 after his senior year of college. He graduated from IUPUI as a school record holder and was the first male swimmer in program history to qualify for the US National Championships. He now stays involve with the sport as a coach in Louisville, KY and as a SwimSwam contributor.

Stories by Tony Carroll

Rio Organizers Launch Official 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Medals

The front of the medals features “Rio 2016” surrounded by laurel leaves – a symbol of victory in ancient Greece. The back of the medals feature the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.

2016 Men’s NCAA Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Will Licon (above) and Cal’s Josh Prenot have each won one of their two head-to-head matchups this week in Atlanta. On Saturday, they’ll have one last battle in the 200 breast, where Licon is the defending champion.

2016 Men’s NCAA DI Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Follow along for live updates from the third day of the 2016 Men’s NCAA DI Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.

Schooling Splits 43.3 Fly En Route To Texas NCAA Relay Record

Schooling made up a full second on the first 50 alone, taking his swim out in 19.83 and then brought it home in 23.51.

Will Licon Wins With 2nd Fastest 200 IM in History, Breaks Pool Record

Licon, a junior, reeled in California’s Josh Prenot and Ryan Murphy to claim the NCAA title, breaking Ryan Lochte’s pool record.