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37 Division I Swimmers Named Academic All-District Selections

he College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large teams last week and 20 Division I men’s swimmers and 17 women’s swimmers were among those honored.

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Cal To Hire Texas Volunteer Chase Kreitler As New Assistant Coach

California will fill the vacancy in its coaching staff this week, hiring former Texas volunteer assistant coach Chase Kreitler, a source tells us.

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Ben Brooks Commits to West Virginia; Transfers from Eastern Michigan

Lake Shore Swim Club’s Ben Brooks is transferring from Eastern Michigan to West Virginia in the fall.

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EMU Sprinter Chris O’Shea Signs with West Virginia

Chris O’Shea of Three Village Swim Club has signed with West Virginia University to finish his three remaining years of eligibility.

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FHSAA 1A State Champ Cole Crane Makes Verbal Commitment to Texas

Cole Crane from Episcopal School of Jacksonville and Episcopal AmberJax has given a verbal commitment to the Longhorns for 2019-20.

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New Proposal Would Require All NCAA Transfers To Sit Out One Year

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.

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#11 Ethan Harder Makes Verbal Commitment to Texas

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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11 NCAA Division I Programs Currently Awaiting New Head Swim Coaches

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.

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TCU To Hire George Washington’s James Winchester As New Head Coach

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.

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TCU Banquet Canceled, Team Reportedly Suspended For Rest of Semester

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.

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Speculation: Front-runners for Auburn Head Coaching Position

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.

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7 NCAA Division I Head Coaching Jobs Currently Open

Whoever takes over the Auburn head coaching job will be working with the NCAAs best 400 IM’er.

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Florida Men Move Into All-Time Top 10 in NCAA Event Titles

Caeleb Dressel won 3 of the Gators’ 5 event titles in 2018, and was involved in a 4th as a relay leadoff leg.

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Stanford Women Now Have 173 All-Time NCAA Event Titles

A win in the meet-opening 800 free relay kicked off 13 event titles for Stanford at the 2018 NCAA Championships.

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Jill Sterkel, UT Coach and Swimmer, Joins Texas Sports Hall of Fame

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.

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