MAC Frosh of the Year Carter Swift Heads to ASU after EMU Fallout

In yet another wrinkle this off-season, ASU’s incoming class will grow by one more with a recent announcement from former Eastern Michigan student-athlete Carter Swift, who has decided to transfer to ASU from EMU.

He joins Cody BybeeCole KilburnEddie MichaelElijah WarrenEthan LucGage KohnerJack EdgemondJack KucharczykJack LittleJackson EtterJakob IcimsoyKhalil FonderLiam Bresette, Noah Desman, and Noah Henry. While not all of the aforementioned newcomers are soon-to-be-freshmen will four years of eligibility, there are still a whopping sixteen swimmers coming on board to the ASU men’s team for the 2018-19 season.

Swift, who hails from Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, was named the 2018 MAC Freshman Swimmer of the Year after a standout first season with the Eagles. At the 2018 MAC Championships, Swift won the 100 and 200 free conference titles and was essential on EMU’s relays.

TOP TIMES

  • 50y free – 19.98
  • 100y free – 43.65
  • 200y free – 1:35.42

EMU, though, cut their men’s team after the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, a move that has been met with great opposition from team members, alums, other coaches, and the larger swimming community. For example, just last week at a rally on EMU’s campus, Michigan head coach Mike Bottom donated $10,000 to help save the program.

Swift’s decision has been made, though, whether or not EMU is able to reinstate their program.

“I chose ASU because I fell in love with what they offer academically and athletically. The team and coaching staff is amazing and will give me the greatest opportunity to accomplish my goals in and out of the water. Forks Up!”

Swift brings in very solid sprint free power to the Sun Devils, and is an intriguing get as the Australian has only had one NCAA season training and racing in short course yards. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

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Becky D
3 years ago

Disappointing. I was hoping for another Jack or Noah.

Connor
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

Miss you Becky you’ll like this one

Remiws
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

Lol well nicknames will be in order…but it looks to be an exciting year!

Stoyle
3 years ago

Very proud of the things this young man has accomplished. We’ll miss him back in Ypsi though.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Does ASU have 5 pools shaped like a star with a coach circle in the middle?

Brutus
Reply to  Anonymous
3 years ago

Nope just an amazing coach in Bobbie “Big Time” Bowman. The guy can coach and recruit!!! Go ASU.

Buckeyeboy
Reply to  Brutus
3 years ago

One of the best men’s dual meet teams in the country. End of the year championship meet, not so much. Fact.

Frank Wilson
Reply to  Buckeyeboy
3 years ago

ASU lacked the depth and number of swimmers this year to do really well in championship meets. However with the new swimmer gains this year they should do much better

DFS
Reply to  Brutus
3 years ago

Bob won the lottery.

Brynne
3 years ago

I hate to see him go, but big fan of watching him leave

Morty
3 years ago

Oh geez rick carters off to next one

Oops
3 years ago

This comes after the announcement that Boyd, who is also Australian, is leaving ASU and transferring to Michigan. I never really understood why recruits keep choosing schools that have so many people transferring out of them (for swimming reasons).

Sccoach
Reply to  Oops
3 years ago

According to this article only 2 swimmers have transferred out

Swimmash
Reply to  Oops
3 years ago

People still drink the coolaid in Indiana sooo

Remiws
Reply to  Oops
3 years ago

Maybe he transferred for $$$ reasons.

Michelle #cartersmum
Reply to  Remiws
3 years ago

Nope he’s not transferring for financial reasons and as we all know some coaches and programmes suit some swimmers and some don’t … that’s the joy of having choices #cartersmum

Remiws
Reply to  Michelle #cartersmum
3 years ago

The reply was to Boyd’s transfer not ur son

Papi
3 years ago

Just let the records show that he may be a MAC champ in the 200 free but i was undefeated against him in that event this year… he doesnt want to lose again so he left

sven
Reply to  Papi
3 years ago

He didn’t beat me in a single race this year, in any event.

Becky D
Reply to  sven
3 years ago

Really? Me too!

Michelle
3 years ago

Interesting times ahead, EMUs loss of its team has been devastating to all involved .. but wishing all his team mates the best wherever they end up, will keep an eye on your progress, and that invitation to visit us in Australia/New Zealand stands for you all including coach peter!! Eaglesout ..And ASU we can’t wait to meet you guys, and see the best that Arizona has to offer ..forksup

Connor
Reply to  Michelle
3 years ago

I was talking to carter today before he texted you about the commitment and he has a whole presentation made For why they need to change it to forks down

Michelle
Reply to  Connor
3 years ago

They have no idea what they’ve let themselves in for :D.. and I’m sure he’s learnt a few tricks off you boys ha

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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