Michigan Suspends All Upperclassmen on Men’s Swim Team

  13 Braden Keith | September 07th, 2012 | News

The University of Michigan Men’s Swimming & Diving Team head coach Mike Bottom announced today that he has handed all of the upperclassmen of his team a one week suspension.

“What is clear at this point is that the upperclassmen on the men’s swimming and diving team acted in a manner that was inconsistent with our rules, policies and expectations for a student-athlete at Michigan. We have suspended them from all team activities for a period of one week’s time,” University of Michigan Athletics Director Dave Brandon said today.

The University will have no further comments on the issue, and all discipline will be handled internally. “Upperclassmen” typically refers to juniors and seniors. That includes 21 members of the 48-man roster.

The Wolverines have not released their 2012-2013 schedule yet, but they typically begin competition the first week of October, which is just over three weeks from today.

The full Michigan roster can be seen here.

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3 years 8 months ago

must be hazing

3 years 8 months ago

or they got stoned and got caught

3 years 8 months ago

I wonder if they were still able to sing “hail to the victors valiant!”?

John Sampson
3 years 8 months ago

their first meet is against whitney hite and the badgers in 2 weeks. maybe wisconsin stands a chance now?? itll at least make it alot more interesting! go badgers

3 years 8 months ago

that was a good joke haha

3 years 8 months ago

whatever- it must be pretty repulsive behavior whatever it is…..

3 years 8 months ago

Major respect to Coach Bottom for holding his athletes accountable for their actions.

3 years 8 months ago

Right on! Great leadership.

3 years 8 months ago


Tony Hicks
3 years 8 months ago

What do you think happened??? Any word on the street?

Good Question
3 years 8 months ago

I saw on the Detroit Free Press that it wasn’t just upperclassmen! The suspension included sophomores. This smells of hazing, and it’s not good for recruiting

3 years 8 months ago


3 years 8 months ago

First I am by no means a Bottom fan. I think he is arrogant, rude and pretty much an a$$. However, I give him kuddos for stepping up here and doing what looks to be the “right thing”. Hope it was his doing and not the administration’s doing forcing him to step in.


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