Video courtesy of Indiana State University and Coleman Hodges.
Indiana State University is building a brand-new swimming & diving program, and the Sycamores are partnering with SwimSwam to give you a front row seat to the process.
In a series of videos, Indiana State program members will give an inside glimpse into what it looks like to build a brand-new NCAA Division I program from the ground up.
The Indiana State Sycamores will be adding swimming & diving as a women’s sport to their athletic department beginning in the 2016-2017 season. SwimSwam will be following the yearlong leadup to the team’s official season opener.
In this second installment of the series, new head coach Matt Leach talks about the program’s outside-the-box strategy to recruiting athletes without a team to lead the recruiting trips.
Leach and his staff plan to run visiting athletes through a day in the life of a student-athlete, showing them around campus to various support staff and campus events, including some athletic competitions.
Indiana State is building a brand-new aquatic center, a facility currently under construction. You can see some of the progress on the pool here, on the school’s website, GoSycamores.com.
ISU will compete in the Missouri Valley Conference, a women’s-only conference in swimming that features eight-time defending champs Missouri State.
Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes info about the launch of a brand-new program.