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Texas A&M University Re-Opens Some On Campus Aquatics Facilities Thursday

Lanes in 2 of Texas A&M’s pools can be reserved for 50 minutes at a time beginning May 21. The main natatorium that hosted the 2009 NCAA Championships (above) will not open.

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Ranking the 2020 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #5-8

When you recruit a butterflyer and a miler, and still add immediate upgrades to your 200 free relay. How did Georgia do it? Range, range, and more range.

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NCAA Reportedly Votes to Approve Voluntary Activities for Football, Basketball

The NCAA vote reportedly approves voluntary athletic activities in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball to start June 1 and go through June 30.

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Westmont Women’s Swimming Signs Rachel Peden

Peden was a varsity swimmer at Grayson High School, qualifying for the county and state championships all four years in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back.

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Haley Benjamin Will Transfer from Houston to Boise State for 2020-2021 Season

Benjamin’s (right) lifetime and collegiate best times in the 1650 free would have won the Mountain West Conference title last season. Diver Lauren Gryboski (left) also will join the Broncos.

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Westcliff University Will Join NAIA, Add Swimming & Water Polo Programs

Westcliff University in Irvine, California has announced the addition of 4 new aquatics programs as part of its move to join the NAIA.

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New NAIA Program Jamestown University Hires First Head Coach

Alex Raasch will join the University of Jamestown program this season to begin recruiting ahead of their inaugural year of competition in 2021-2022.

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Winter Juniors Qualifier Gracey Payne Verbally Commits to Ball State (2021)

Sprint specialist Gracey Payne has announced her decision to swim for the Ball State University Cardinals’ class of 2025.

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Canadian Breaststroker Erik Harper Transfers from Hawaii to Florida for 2020-21

Erik Harper sat out the 2019-2020 NCAA season after spending his first 2 years at Hawaii. Now he’ll transfer to Florida with a new focus on the breaststroke events.

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2020 Turkish National Champ Yigit Aslan Chooses Wisconsin for 2021

Aslan won the 1500 free at the 2020 Turkish Championships in March, and he’s a big get for the Wisconsin distance squad.

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Distance Specialist Wesley Hyde Stays Local, Joins Florida Gators for Fall 2020

Hyde is the reigning FHSAA 4A State champion in the 500 free, clocking a 4:28.90 in the final to win the title representing West Port High School.

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SwimMAC’s Laura Davis Has Committed to the Richmond Spiders for 2021-22

High school junior Laura Davis has committed to swim for the University of Richmond beginning fall 2021. She will be joining the school’s class of 2025.

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Northwestern’s Jeremy Kipp Returns to USC as Head Coach

Kipp, a former assistant at USC for eight seasons, will succeed Dave Salo as the program’s next head coach, sources told SwimSwam.

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Wild Speculation: Who’s Going to Replace Jeremy Kipp at Northwestern?

With Jeremy Kipp on his way back to Southern California, Northwestern is in the market for a new head coach. The most obvious candidate is already on campus.

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Ranking the 2020 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

Speedsters are the name of the game in our next set of NCAA swimming & diving recruiting class ranks, which includes two 19-second freestylers.

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