Big Ten

Fast-Improving NJ Butterflier Lily Hann Chooses Indiana for 2022

Hann has gone from 56.2/2:03.0 to 54.8/2:01.1 in the 100/200 butterfly since March 2020. She’s now just tenths off of 2020 Big Ten scoring speed in both.

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Rutgers Expects to Redshirt a Significant Portion of its Swim & Dive Roster

SwimSwam is set to have Rutgers head coach Jon Maccoll on the SwimSwam Podcast next week to discuss the situation. 

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Big Ten Announces 3-Meet Schedule for 2021 Swimming & Diving Championships

The Ohio State Buckeyes women will defend their championship in February at the University of Minnesota, though their divers will be elsewhere.

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Ella Jo Piersma Follows Family Legacy with Verbal to Michigan (2022)

She’s the daughter of Rachel Gustin and John Piersma, who swam together at Michigan and were USA National Team-ers in the 1990s.

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Seth Miller is Latest Iowa-to-Arizona Transfer After Hawkeye Program Folds

At the 2020 Illinois HS State Championships last February, Miller was the 100 fly runner-up and the eighth-place finisher in the 100 back.

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Michigan Adds 23.6 Fly Split Brady Kendall to Class of 2026

Kendall is a great sprinter, and relays are her biggest strength; she’s also split 22.4 recently swimming on her high school’s 200 free relay.

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Michigan/IU/Northwestern Double Dual Headlines Released Big Ten Meet Schedules

The shortened conference schedule consists of 3 meet weekends: January 15-16, January 22-23, and February 5-6.

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Ohio State Adds Distance Specialist Lucy Malys of OLY Swimming (2022)

Malys has dropped time in many events since the pandemic hit, including the 200 free, 500 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly and 400 IM. 

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2020 Swammy Awards: NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year, Erika Brown

Erika Brown was the only woman to break an American Record in the yards pool in 2020, and she climbed to 2nd on the all-time list in two more races.

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Bluefish Swim Club’s Ella Smith Verbals to Minnesota Gophers (2022)

At the 2020 Massachusetts HS D1 Winter Champs in February, Smith won the 100 breast title (1:02.98) and took second in the 200 IM (2:02.57).

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Minnesota Adds Drew Kaelin (2021) – 58.8/2:12 to 56.0/2:03 in Breast in a Year

In total, since November 2019, Kaelin has dropped about 2.7 seconds in the 100 breast and over 8 seconds in the 200 breast.

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Judge Grants Injunction Against Cutting Iowa Women’s Swimming & Diving Team

Four members of the women’s swim team have won a temporary injunction against the University of Iowa’s plan to cut the program at the end of this season.

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Michigan HS Champ Madeline Greaves Signs NLI with Purdue for Fall 2021

Last season, Greaves would’ve ranked #3 on Purdue’s roster in the 200 fly and 200 breast. She would’ve also ranked #2 on the roster in the 400 IM. 

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Versatile Joseph Radde Commits to In-state Hoosiers for 2021-22

Joseph Radde from Irish Aquatics has committed to swim for the in-state Hoosiers beginning in the fall of 2021.

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NCAA D1 Issues Waiver to Allow Immediate Eligibility After Transfer

Division I athletes transferring for the first time to another Division I school will now be eligible to compete immediately.

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