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Arkansas Picks Up a Transfer from Adela Vavrinova after ECU Cuts Program

Vavrinova (above at the 2018 World Cup in Budapest) was one of the faster swimmers in a young ECU core that found themselves without a program 2 weeks ago when the school announced it was cutting its swimming & diving programs.

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Butterflier Berit Quass Adds Fly Speed to Tennessee’s Class of 2024

Berit Quass of the Greater Des Moines YMCA is one of 11 incoming freshmen headed to the University of Tennessee for the 2020-21 season. 

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NCAA Extends Recruiting Dead Period Through July 31, 2020

In announcing the decision, the NCAA says this will allow coaches to focus on student-athletes that might be returning to campus as early as June 1.

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Tennessee’s Nathan Murray Named Brad Davis Community Service Award Winner

The SEC announced each of its 14 member institutions’ award winners Thursday, with Murray, along with volleyball’s Alyssa Andreno, winning from Tennessee.

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Division I Swim & Dive Coaches Volunteer $6.2 Million from 2020-21 Budgets

In a release signed by 108 Division I coaches, the CSCAA announced that programs are preempting fallout from the pandemic by volunteering budget cuts.

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Chandler Bray Named Nominee for SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leaders Award

Bray was involved with various projects in the Gainesville community over his four years as a Gator.

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Asia Seidt Named SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar Athlete of the Year

Kentucky swimmer Asia Seidt has been named the female 2019-20 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year, joining LSU basketball player Skylar Mays.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Shaine Casas on How Swimming in Austin Changed his Life

Casas delved into his past, explaining how he spent a life-changing summer in Austin training at Nitro while living with now-A&M teammate Ethan Gogulski. 

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Razorbacks’ UK-to-UA Pipeline Thrives with Addition of Macy Lawrence for 2020

17-year-old British sprinter Macy Lawrence is set to join the Razorbacks in the fall of 2020.

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SEC Will Allow Voluntary ‘Strength & Conditioning’ Exercises to Resume June 8

SEC institutions can begin holding in-person voluntary workouts as soon as June 8th, though not all sports are expected to immediately return to campus.

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62 Swimmers Named to Men’s Academic All-District At-Large Teams

The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom.

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88 Swimmers Named to Women’s Academic All-District At-Large Teams

The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom.

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Sprinter Nick Toepfer Verbals to LSU for Fall 2021

At the 2019 YMCA LC Nationals last summer, Toepfer of the South Shore YMCA swam to a third-place finish in the 200m back (2:06.67).

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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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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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