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Dean Farris Explains Santa Clara Performances, Texas Training (Video)

Dean Farris breaks down his weekend in Santa Clara, how training has gone during his time in Austin with the UT men, and how he’s feeling moving into the rest of the summer

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2018-2019 NCAA Cut Times Released; 19.00 Is New 50 Free ‘A’ Cut

The NCAA has released its Division I qualifying standards for the 2018-2019 college season, including drastically-lowered B cuts and an A cut in the 50 free that has officially reached the 19-second barrier.

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Analysis: NCAA “B” Cuts Drop Drastically for 2018-2019

Earlier today, we reported on the NCAA’s new “A” and “B” cuts for the 2018-2019 college swim season. Comparing those times to their 2017-2018 counterparts shows a dramatic drop in “B” cut times in particular.

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Bolles School’s Paul DeGrado Verbally Commits to Texas

Paul DeGrado of the Bolles School Sharks has verbally committed to Texas for the fall of 2019.

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Speedo Introduces Joseph Schooling

Following multiple medal success at the 2015 FINA World Championships, Joseph Schooling’s reputation as one of swimming’s most exciting new prospects was sealed at the Rio Olympics when he sensationally overcame his boyhood hero, Michael Phelps, to seal victory in the men’s 100m butterfly.

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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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