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 Bybee, Cole Kilburn, Eddie Michael, Elijah Warren, Ethan Luc, Gage Kohner, Jack Edgemond, Jack Kucharczyk, Jack Little, Jackson Etter, Jakob Icimsoy, Khalil Fonder, Liam 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.
- 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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