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Claire Dafoe Decommits from Pitt; Sends Verbal to South Carolina

Claire Dafoe has given new head coach Jeff Poppell his first verbal commitment to the South Carolina class of 2026.

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Robert Pinter Joins South Carolina Swimming Staff, First Hire of Poppell Era

Robert Pinter (above) and Poppell were both on deck at the University of Florida: Poppell working with the varsity team and Pinter with the Gator Swim Club.

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Jeff Poppell Explains Move to Head Coach at South Carolina

Poppell wanted to stay in the SEC, but the opportunity to coach men and women was enticing and he wasn’t worried about making a “lateral move”

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Auburn Hires Houston’s Ryan Wochomurka As New Head Coach

Auburn has hired Ryan Wochomurka from the mid-major power Houston Cougars as its new head women’s and men’s swimming & diving coach.

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GHSA 7A State Champion Cooper Cook (2022) Verbally Commits to Georgia

200 free/200 back specialist Cooper Cook has made a verbal commitment to the in-state Georgia Bulldogs for the 2022-23 school year.

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Summit League Record-holder Adriel Sanes Transferring to Auburn

Adriel Sanes has announced his intention to finish his remaining year of NCAA eligibility at Auburn beginning next fall.

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Jack Flanagan Commits to Tennessee After Starting Club Swimming in 2019

His first full meet with club training under his belt was in September 2019, where he went 22.9/49.6/1:51.9 in the 50/100/200 free.

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South Carolina Approves $175,000 Base Salary for New Head Swim Coach Poppell

Jeff Poppell will receive a substantial pay raise over what South Carolina paid the program’s previous head coach, McGee Moody.

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4x NCAA Qualifier Peyton Palsha to Finish 4th Year of Eligibility at Georgia

Peyton Palsha is transferring from Arkansas to Georgia as a graduate transfer and will able to compete in the SEC without having to sit out a year.

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Gary Taylor Out As Auburn Head Swim Coach After Three Years

Auburn will move on from head swimming coach Gary Taylor after just three seasons, the school announced in a statement today.

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Who Are the Top Candidates to Replace Gary Taylor at Auburn?

Mark Gangloff is having early success at North Carolina but could the lure of his alma mater be enough to pull him back to The Plains?

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GHSA 7A State Sprint Champion Allison Damron Sends Verbal to Georgia (2022)

SwimAtlanta’s Allison Damron, the 2021 GHSA 7A state champion in the 50 free, has verbally committed to the in-state Bulldogs for 2022-23.

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NCAA to Lift Division I Dead Period, Allow In-person Recruiting on June 1

The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow the resumption of regular recruiting activities beginning on June 1, 2021.

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Shaine Casas, Rhyan White Named SEC Swimmers of the Year (Full Awards)

Casas earned SEC Male Swimmer of the Year honors after winning all three of his individual events at the 2021 Men’s NCAA Championships.

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Florida to Combine Men’s and Women’s Programs Under Anthony Nesty

Florida was a combined program under longtime coach Gregg Troy, who retired from collegiate coaching in spring 2018 following the 2017-18 NCAA season.

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