After breaking eight school records last season at the 2015 SEC Championships, the Commodores are thrilled to hop back in the pool for another season of success.
The Alabama Crimson Tide were without two-time NCAA champion Kristian Gkolomeev in the NCAA’s 2015-2016 season opener, but didn’t miss a beat, sweeping all 28 swimming events to top Delta State on the road.
Rising sophomore Akram Mahmoud, who placed fourth in the 1500m free at FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia this summer, will join the rest of the Gamecocks in the season opener at FGCU Invitational.
LSU Junior Caley Oquist leads the Tigers into their 2015-2016 season beginning with an intrasquad on September 25th.
Classes have only been in session for a week or two at many schools, but the NCAA Swimming & Diving season waits for no man – the first dual meet of 2015-2016 takes place this Friday in Cleveland, Mississippi.
To make things interesting at the conference level, SEC rival Auburn will bring their men and women. Last season Auburn was 3rd just behind UGA on the men’s side and 4th on the women’s side at this meet.
Texas A&M head women’s swimming coach and two-time U.S. Olympic coach Steve Bultman was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Coaches Hall of Fame.
Alex Farrow, a senior at Seacrest Country Day High School in Naples, Florida, has given his verbal commitment to the Gators for 2016-17.
Gunnar Bentz will try to fill the shoes of two perennial All-Americans in Nic Fink and Chase Kalisz.
LSU has made its first foray into the recruiting market of the high school class of 2016, nabbing California breaststroker Catherine Lowengrub.
Junior Kyle Darmody will lead the Tigers into battle this season
Natalie Hinds is part of a big returning senior class for the Florida Gators, who graduated just three seniors and zero NCAA points.
What would it take Gator sprinter Caeleb Dressel to score in a 50 for his coach Gregg Troy to do away with his infamous mustache?
NCAA champ Kristian Gkolomeev leads a loaded sprint crew at Alabama that’s only getting better.
It’s Back-to-School-Back-to-the-Pool time, and we at SwimSwam would like to acknowledge the 2632-and-counting freshmen swimmers and divers we’ve been tracking. Good luck to you all; have a great freshman season!