CSCAA Names 100 Greatest Men’s Swimmers & Divers

by SwimSwam 29

November 09th, 2021 College, News

Courtesy: CSCAA

Colorado Springs, CO — A total of 627 titles. That is the number of individual NCAA and NAIA championships of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association’s (CSCAA) 100 Greatest Men’s Swimmers & Divers of the past century. The selections were made as a part of the CSCAA’s 100th year.

Nearly three thousand athletes were nominated, with blue-ribbon panel of current and former college swimmers, coaches, and members of the media making selections from a list of 973 finalists. Eighty-six swimmers and fourteen divers were selected. They hail from twenty-eight states and thirteen countries. Highlights of the selections include 12 members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and 59 Olympians.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), is the nation’s first organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development.

The CSCAA’s 100th birthday celebration will continue with upcoming announcements recognizing Centennial MVP’s for each team along with a listing of the 100 Greatest Coaches, 100 Alumni of Impact. The anniversary will culminate with the Association’s convention and awards banquet, May 2-4, 2022 in Rosemont, Illinois.

The CSCAA100 list of Greatest College Swimmers and Divers is listed below in alphabetical order. For profiles on each selection visit www.cscaa.org/cscaa100.

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mcmflyguy
1 year ago

You have two of the big three from UT. Why is Aaron not on the list.

Admin
Reply to  mcmflyguy
1 year ago

Only won 2 individual titles then turned pro.

In some cases, I think they focused too much on a swimmer’s international career. But in this case, I think they got it right, if we’re presuming this is based on accomplishments and not a subjective sense of “quality.”

Even at just 2 years, I’d guess he’s one of the first 10 or 20 guys out.

SwimCoachDad
1 year ago

Some of the “old time swimmers” are left off; Bruce Furniss (USC), Mike Stamm (Indiana), Chet Jastremski (Indiana) to name a few. All three were part of college teams that dominated NCAAs winning multiple team titles. Jastremski also revolutionized breaststroke during his time working with Doc at Indiana.

Tony Turley
1 year ago

I am SO PROUD to see my good friend Dennis Mulvihill on this list! It’s wonderful that a Kenyon man is part of this history.

mcmflyguy
Reply to  Tony Turley
1 year ago

Kenyon should be… what was it 31 years of titles in a row?

CanSwim13
1 year ago

Surprised not to see Kalisz

matt
1 year ago

this list is just a big L. should be way more 2000s 2010s swimmers. chase kalisz is the biggest snub.

matt
Reply to  matt
1 year ago

and why is matt josa here

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Reply to  matt
1 year ago

kalisz was robbed

AThomas
1 year ago

Josh Boss and Jeff Gorton. I doubt they even know they are on the list…

OldBulldog
Reply to  AThomas
1 year ago

Southwest Michigan representing.

StanfordAlum
1 year ago

How do you leave off Brian Retterer? 4 individual and 11 relay titles (won all 5 relays). 2 second place finishes. 2 years being the highest scorer in the meet (and a 3rd year 1 point away). First man under 47 and then first under 46 in the 100 Back. 1:40.0 in the 200 back in 1995 in a Speedo (record that held until Piersol).

OldBulldog
Reply to  StanfordAlum
1 year ago

First name I thought of. This list suffers from recency bias.

ScruffyKat
1 year ago

What about seal boy??