TX Sprinter Briana Roberson Sends Verbal to UGA Class of 2025

Roberson, a rising senior at Fulshear High School in Texas, was the Texas 5A runner-up in both the 100 and 200 free in February.

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Bobby Finke Swims His First Race Since Record-Setting Mile in February

Finke swam 3 races, including a 15:12 in the 1500 free, as part of a dual meet in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday.


Texas A&M Adds In-State Breaststroker Noah Beladi for 2021

Beladi competed at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Champs – West, reaching finals in the 200 breast to finish 19th in a new best of 2:00.46.

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Florida 2A 100/200 Free Champion Reese Branzell Verbals to Georgia

At the 2019 Florida 2A Championships, Branzell picked up sprint titles in the 100 free (44.89) and 200 free (1:39.45) with lifetime bests in both events.


All the Cuts and Cancellations to College Aquatics Programs for 2020-2021

SwimSwam’s running list of all the college swim & dive, synchronized swimming and water polo teams that have been cut or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


NCAA D1 Council Votes to Allow Stacking of Merit/Need Aid and Athletic Aid

The NCAA passed legislation to allow equivalency sports such as swimming and diving to stack need-based aid and/or merit aid with athletic aid.


Polish Junior National Team-er Mateusz Dubas Joins Florida for 2020-21 Season

In 2019, Dubas qualified for the 200m breast semifinals at the Euro Summer Junior Champs and finished 10th overall with a lifetime best of 2:15.50.


SEC Postpones Start of Volleyball, Soccer & Cross Country Amid Pandemic

The Southeastern Conference has postponed the start dates for competition in three fall sports, though football is not yet included, due to the pandemic.


Seidt, Hansson, and Marsh Among 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees

3-time NCAA champion Louise Hansson (above) was among 53 swimmers & divers nominated for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year honor.


Cayman Islands Swimmer Jordan Crooks Commits to Tennessee

Cayman Islands native Jordan Crooks is planning to join the volunteers during the 2020-2021 season. He was the 2019 CARIFTA champion in the 200 free.


South African National Champ Matt Sates Gives Georgia Its First 2022 Commit

South African National Champion Matthew Sates is one of the first few swimmers to announce a verbal commitment as part of the incoming college class of 2026.


Sources: Texas A&M Swimmers Among Positive COVID-19 Cases

Texas A&M, one of the first college swim teams to return to training, has had multiple swimmers test positive for COVID-19, sources tell SwimSwam.


CSCAA Announces 2020 Scholar All-America Team Individual Selections

Louisville and Virginia led all Division I women’s teams with 16 First-Team Selections, while Texas led on the Division I men’s side with 17.


SEC Runner-Up Liam Bell Decides to Stay at ‘Bama after Entering Transfer Portal

After exploring the transfer market this off-season, rising sophomore Liam Bell has decided to stay at Alabama, where he was the 100 breast SEC runner-up.


Florida Lands Euro Summer Juniors Medalist Ekaterina Nikonova of Russia

With her converted bests, Nikonova would’ve been right up at the top of Florida’s sprint freestyle group last season.

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