Emily Eastin No Longer on Michigan’s Roster

After competing for the Wolverines as a freshman in 2016-17, Emily Eastin is no longer listed on Michigan’s roster. As a freshman, Eastin was a member of the Big Ten Championships squad that brought home the 2017 conference title. She competed in the 100 back (29th – 54.76), 200 back (32nd – 1:59.29), and 100 fly (38th – 54.76).

Though she didn’t swim best times at Big Tens,, Eastin’s personal best 1:56.55 in the 200 back, which she swam while competing for the Wolverines at the 2016 Georgia Fall Invitational, would have been fast enough to score. Her personal best 53.54 in the 100 back from the 2015 California state meet is fast enough to have made the B final, while her personal best 54.12 in the 100 fly from the 2016 California state meet is fast enough to have scored in the C final.

A spokesperson for Michigan confirmed that Eastin is no longer on the roster. They are uncertain of the reason, but told SwimSwam that Eastin is still enrolled at the school. Eastin was in attendance when the team went on the field during a football game to receive their Big Ten Championship rings.

Emily is the younger sister or U.S. National Team member and American Record holder Ella Eastin of Stanford.

The Wolverines opened their season last weekend with a dual meet at home against Oakland on Friday, followed by the Water Carnival festivities on Saturday. The women took down Oakland by a landslide with a final score of 203-90, while the men also had a large margin of victory in their 203-91 win. The next women’s meet for Michigan will be the SMU Classic, which will take place in Dallas, Texas from October 13-14. The men’s next meet, which will also feature the women, will be on the road against Louisville from October 20-21.

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She annouced on her Instagram that she was retiring from Swimming. My source from crean said she was having so much fun in college and training was just hard.


Wow, wonder what happened?? Did she give up swimming all together?? Injury??


There are many wonderful adventures in life to enjoy. Being part of a Swim team can be one, and so can being a part of a sorority, or student government, or a theater production, or traveling, or training for a new challenge such as a triathalon. Here’s to all the swammers embracing new experiences!


Is there a college sport that requires as much time as swimming?

If more swimmers decide to “do other things”, coaches may have to rethink what they can demand of their swimmers.


Hard to quantify. Swimmers aren’t the only athletes who have morning workouts. I’m sure that on basketball forums they talk about how much more of a commitment their sport is, same on lacrosse forums, etc. Any college athlete, especially at the D1 level, is going to be making huge sacrifices. That said, I think Braden is probably right that football and basketball probably involve the greatest time commitment for the studs because of the high profile. Additionally, swimmers don’t really need to do any research on the opposition, we just show up and race. Football, basketball, soccer, etc. often require one to figure out who they’re likely to be up against on the field, what their relative strengths are, strategic… Read more »

By rule, all college sports are supposed to take up the same amount of time. Sort of.

In reality, I would say that certainly football takes up as much time as swimming. At least at big d1 schools. On top of the regular practice and games and film and stuff…the amount of media d1 star players have to do is unreal.

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