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.
ASU TRANSFER TRACKER
- Emily Glinecke to FGCU (two years of elig. left)
- Dylan Boyd to Michigan (three years of elig. left)
- Jack Kucharczyk and Jackson Etter from Indiana (two years of elig. left each)
- Cierra Runge from Wisconsin (two years of elig. left)
- Gage Kohner from Northwestern (one year of elig. left)
- Carter Swift from Eastern Michigan (three years of elig. left)
A lot of drama here…most B1G teams start with a dirty dozen and by the time they hit senior year they have 2 or 3 left….nobody tracks it but its there on every web site! Look at top 5 NC teams track the freshman
It’s funny how a lot of the drama seems to be coming from you…REMIWS…
wow Justin just took this for a test drive and so far proves to be true not sure how that relates.
He has a hard time keeping track of his top of his maybach so something to keep an eye out for
He will make an excellent member of the team at ASU. He was an exceptional training partner and even better friend. I look forward to watching him succeed at ASU in the coming years. #TruASU
I’ve heard Cierra runge won’t swim college. Even if she does I believe she will only get one year of eligibility since it is her second transfer
Katherine Wagner has announced on instagram she is transferring from ASU to Minnesota
Nothing like one upping her announcement
ASU is the new Michael Andrew. Every article brings out tons of opinion
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
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
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
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
He didn’t beat me in a single race this year, in any event.
Really? Me too!