Claire Dafoe has given new head coach Jeff Poppell his first verbal commitment to the South Carolina class of 2026.
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.
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”
Auburn has hired Ryan Wochomurka from the mid-major power Houston Cougars as its new head women’s and men’s swimming & diving coach.
200 free/200 back specialist Cooper Cook has made a verbal commitment to the in-state Georgia Bulldogs for the 2022-23 school year.
Adriel Sanes has announced his intention to finish his remaining year of NCAA eligibility at Auburn beginning next fall.
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.
Jeff Poppell will receive a substantial pay raise over what South Carolina paid the program’s previous head coach, McGee Moody.
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.
Auburn will move on from head swimming coach Gary Taylor after just three seasons, the school announced in a statement today.
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?
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.
The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow the resumption of regular recruiting activities beginning on June 1, 2021.
Casas earned SEC Male Swimmer of the Year honors after winning all three of his individual events at the 2021 Men’s NCAA Championships.
Florida was a combined program under longtime coach Gregg Troy, who retired from collegiate coaching in spring 2018 following the 2017-18 NCAA season.