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.


  • 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

Disappointing. I was hoping for another Jack or Noah.


Miss you Becky you’ll like this one

West Coast Swammer

I was thinking the same thing as I read through the list of names!


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


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


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


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


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

Frank Wilson

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


Bob won the lottery.

About Karl Ortegon

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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