Chris O’Shea of Three Village Swim Club has signed with West Virginia University to finish his three remaining years of eligibility.
Cole Crane from Episcopal School of Jacksonville and Episcopal AmberJax has given a verbal commitment to the Longhorns for 2019-20.
A new proposal would extend the NCAA’s “year in residence” requirement to all sports, requiring all transfers to sit out a full year before rejoining NCAA competition, though other proposals would allow students with a certain GPA to bypass that requirement.
USA Swimming National Junior Team Member Ethan Harder from Billings, Montana has announced his intention to swim for the Texas Longhorns beginning in the fall of 2019.
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In a year that seems to have more high-level Division I head coach openings than usual, 11 programs are still without head coaches for next season.
TCU will fill its swim coaching vacancy by pulling James Winchester from Atlantic 10 power George Washington University. Winchester tweeted a goodbye letter today to his George Washington team, and sources say he will be announced as the new TCU coach shortly.
There’s no news yet on the new coach of the TCU swimming & diving programs, but a local newspaper reports that the team’s banquet was canceled, and sources tell SwimSwam that the team has been suspended for the remainder of the semester.
With Brett Hawke resigning after a decade as head coach, the Auburn Tigers have one of the most intriguing job openings in recent memory – and the buzz is that the frontrunners could be current head coaches at other programs.
Whoever takes over the Auburn head coaching job will be working with the NCAAs best 400 IM’er.
Caeleb Dressel won 3 of the Gators’ 5 event titles in 2018, and was involved in a 4th as a relay leadoff leg.
A win in the meet-opening 800 free relay kicked off 13 event titles for Stanford at the 2018 NCAA Championships.
28 AIAW All-American honors. 4 Olympic medals. Former world record holder. Coach to Olympians. It was only a matter of time before Jill Sterkel received her Hall of Fame honors from UT.
Austin Katz became the first high school Class of 2017 grad to win an individual NCAA title, and more than half of our top-20-ranked recruits scored significant points at the 2018 NCAA Championships as freshmen.
This week, we break down the swim that ultimately turned the meet for Texas – a redemption-fueled 100 back from John Shebat.
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