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Austin Swim Club Hires Roric Fink as New Head Coach

Fink (left) has spent the last 8 seasons on the staff of the women’s swimming & diving team at the University of Texas, most recently as associate head coach.

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NCAA President: “The Format of Our Championships Will Have to Change”

NCAA president Mark Emmert released a statement on Friday that was the most direct address yet of the coronavirus impact on the 2020-2021 NCAA season.

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President Mark Emmert Says NCAA Would Prefer Federal NIL Legislation

At a Senate hearing this week, Emmert said he believes it’s “innapropriate” for the association to determine athlete compensation laws nationally.

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As Eddie Reese Turns 79, Texas Opens New Pool Named in His Honor

Eddie Reese, a living legend in swimming, walked the decks of a pool named in his honor this week for the first time.

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Jayhawks Succeed in Keeping 2x Kansas HS Champ Addi Barnes (2021) In-State

Versatile Addi Barnes will remain in-state after giving verbal commitment to Kansas for 2021-22.

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All the Cuts and Cancellations to College Aquatics Programs for 2020-2021

SwimSwam’s running list of all the college swim & dive, synchronized swimming and water polo teams that have been cut or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TCU Men’s Swim & Dive Welcomes 2020 Recruiting Class

TCU swim and dive welcomes 11 young men in its 2020 recruiting class, head coach James Winchester announced today. 

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NCAA D1 Council Votes to Allow Stacking of Merit/Need Aid and Athletic Aid

The NCAA passed legislation to allow equivalency sports such as swimming and diving to stack need-based aid and/or merit aid with athletic aid.

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Seidt, Hansson, and Marsh Among 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees

3-time NCAA champion Louise Hansson (above) was among 53 swimmers & divers nominated for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Mitch Dalton Plays ‘Spill Your Guts or Tweet Your Guts’

We ended with a game based off ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’. We each ended up tweeting once, and I have to say, Mitch’s tweet was pretty golden:

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Former US National Teamer Claire Adams Retires from Competitive Swimming

Adams is the 2nd elite female backstroker to graduate from college this spring and choose not to pursue the 2021 US Olympic Trials.

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CSCAA Announces 2020 Scholar All-America Team Individual Selections

Louisville and Virginia led all Division I women’s teams with 16 First-Team Selections, while Texas led on the Division I men’s side with 17.

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ICE: Foreign Students Cannot Attend Online-Only School From the US This Fall

ICE announced that international students facing entirely online course loads must leave the country or transfer schools.

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NCAA D2 B-Finalist Bennett Maczka Will Transfer from Queens to TCU

6’6″ freestyler Bennett Maczka will transfer to TCU next season after spending 2 years at Division II program Queens University.

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NCAA Division 1 Council to Adopt New Transfer Rules by January 2021

The NCAA Division 1 Council has committed to adopt a uniform transfer rule by January 2021, which will allow for more flexibility for student-athletes.

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