College Recruiting

Ranking The 2022 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #13-16

52-second backstroker Emma Karam headlines the UNC Tar Heels recruiting class as we kick off our class by class NCAA recruiting class ranks.


Winter Juniors Qualifier Kayla Gregory Sends Verbal to UC-Davis (2023)

California native Kayla Gregory has elected to stay in-state for the UC-Davis Aggies, beginning next fall in the 2023-2024 season

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Winter Juniors Qualifier Sydney Starnes Sends Verbal To Virginia Tech (2023)

Georgia native Sydney Starnes has announced her verbal commitment to the Virginia Tech Hokies, beginning in the 2023-2024 season.


Rutgers Swimming & Diving Announce 14 Newcomers For 2022-23 Season

Rutgers adds nine freshmen and five transfers – including a trio of sophomores and a pair of graduate students – “To The Banks”. 

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Cal Poly Announces Monstrous 28-Member Recruiting Class For 2022-23

The class includes 14 signees from California and five from Washington, with a total of 26 freshmen and two transfers.


2x Futures Champ Arthur Balva (2023) Announces Verbal Commitment to Princeton

Palo Alto High School’s Arthur Balva, the reigning CCS champion in the 200 IM and 100 fly, has announced his verbal commitment to Princeton.


U.S. Open Qualifier Joe Swain Verbally Commits to Cincinnati for 2023-24

49.9/1:48 backstroker Joe Swain from Lake Shore Swim Club will suit up with the Bearcats in the 2023-24 school year.

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Arizona State Picks Up Verbal from Oregon 6A State Champ Quinlan Gould (2023)

Quinlan Gould from Lake Oswego Swim Club has verbally committed to the ASU Sun Devils for the 2023-24 school year.

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Summer Juniors Qualifier Evan Blazer (2023) Makes Verbal Pledge to Ohio State

Sprinter Evan Blazer from Springfield Family YMCA has verbally committed to the in-state Ohio State Buckeyes for 2023-24.

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U.S. Open Qualifier Jack Nugent Hands Verbal to UCSB for 2023-24

U.S. Open-qualifying backstroker Jack Nugent will join his older sister Katie Nugent on the Gauchos’ roster in the fall of 2023.

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1:03/2:20 Breaststroker Katie Cohen (2023) Verbally Commits to Emory

Emory verbal commit Katie Cohen would have been an A finalist in both breaststroke events at the 2022 UAA conference championships.

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College Swimming Has 3rd-Lowest Transfer Rate Among NCAA Sports

Swimmers and divers have largely remained loyal during the transfer portal era, posting some of the lowest transfer rates among Division I sports.


Ranking The 2022 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: Honorable Mentions

We’ll count down our top 16 NCAA women’s swimming & diving recruiting classes for 2022 – but first, the top teams outside those ranks.


George Washington Swim & Dive Welcomes 18 Recruits For 2022-23

The group of 11 women and seven men includes representatives from nine U.S. states as well as Hungary, South Africa, Russia and Cyprus.

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Big Ten Champ Kaitlynn Sims Enters Transfer Portal for January Move

Sims confirmed the news to SwimSwam, saying she is no longer competing for Michigan and is currently in the recruiting process.