Persson, a 2008 Olympian for Sweden, was previously with Utah for five seasons as head sprint coach.
Dannie Dilsaver has landed at the University of Kansas after transferring out of Cal. She swam for two years with the Golden Bears.
The defending NCAA champion Stanford Cardinal women will return to the Art Adamson Invite at Texas A&M rather than the Ohio State Invite.
The NCAA has launched a championships bid portal for prospective host sites to bid for future NCAA Championship events, including swimming & diving.
California’s State Assembly passed a bill this week allowing college athletes to make money – a bill the NCAA has already said could lead to competition bans.
Paul DeLakis and Ohio State moved into the top 10, but could be a legit top 5 program – if they can figure out a way to repeat their Big Ten times at NCAAs.
Anelise Diener of the University of Texas is one of 4 swimmers who have advanced to the Top 30 of the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year selection.
The mid-season Ohio State Invite will feature a handful of top programs from last year, including men and women from the host Buckeyes, Kentucky & Notre Dame.
Colorado School of Mines Director of Athletics David Hansburg has named Claire McDaniel the head coach of the Orediggers’ men’s and women’s swimming program.
Rego joins Georgia tech after spending 2 years as the head coach of Team Greenville Swim Club in Greenville, SC.
Stanford lost Grant Shoults, Jack Levant and Alberto Mestre last year, and needs them back to make a return to the NCAA’s top 10.
Michigan scored half its points (156/314) on relays last year, and they graduated half (10/20) their legs. They do, though, return star flyer Maggie MacNeil.
Minnesota’s winter invite will feature last year’s top 2 men’s NCAA teams (Cal and Texas) along with 3 of the top 5 women’s programs (Cal, Michigan, Texas).
The NC State Wolfpack will host their own mid-season invite at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. It will feature Arizona State, Auburn, Wisconsin and Duke.
Tennessee named its six-person 2019 induction class for the Athletics Hall of Fame, including NCAA champion and SEC Swimmer of the Year Christine Magnuson.