Nebraska Wesleyan University announced last week that it would be adding both men’s and women’s swimming for the 2014-2015 season, making it just the 4th NCAA program (and first at the Division III level) in the state of 1.8 million residents. More significantly, in 2014 it will be the only men’s college swim program in the state.
Nebraska Wesleyan is located in Lincoln, Nebraska (near the main campus of the University of Nebraska).
“Nebraska Wesleyan prides itself in providing a positive educational experience to our student-athletes, and this will enable us to do so for an additional group of students,” said Ira Zeff, director of athletics. “I am confident that our new swim teams will continue to add to the rich tradition of excellence that Nebraska Wesleyan athletics is known for.”
The school has a 6-lane, 25-yard glass-walled pool, and a relatively large sports offering of now 20 programs, making roughly a quarter of the student population athletes.