Jeff Kostoff

Rex Maurer Posts Scorching 4:13.90 500 FR at CIF-SS D1 Finals, #1 17yo All-Time

Not only was that a massive personal best for Maurer, it also makes him the fastest American 17-year-old ever.

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Matthew Chai Cracks Jeff Kostoff’s 39-Year-Old CIF-SS D2 Record in 500 Free

Kostoff’s record sat at 4:16.39, but Chai would dip under that mark, swimming a 4:15.91.

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Matthew Chai Posts 4:23.43 500 Free at CIF Division 2 Prelims in Mission Viejo

The senior has his sights set on Jeff Kostoff’s legendary CIF Division 2 record of 4:16.39.

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Custer Breaks Sean Grieshop’s 15-16 NAG in 1650 Free at FL Champs: 14:37.86

Sarasota Sharks’ Liam Custer finished the race in 24.30 on the last 50 yards, breaking the NAG record by 8 seconds and the LSC record by nearly 30 seconds.

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At the Cold War Peak, a 1982 Dual Meet for Peace (FULL RESULTS)

At the mid-point of competing Olympic boycotts, the national swimming teams of the U.S. and the USSR got together in 1982 for a dual meet. We’ve unearthed full results.

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2019-2020 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Power Rankings: November Edition

Our #1-ranking votes are no longer unanimous after a fast fall season for several top programs. The uncertainty after the top two also continues.

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South African James Freeman Adds Another Distance Swimmer to Minnesota Class

Minnesota’s new distance coach Jeff Kostoff will have a big distance group to work with beginning in the fall of 2020.

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Former Stanford Assistant Jeff Kostoff Named Associate Head Coach at Minnesota

After three years at Indiana and three at his alma mater Stanford, Kostoff is headed to Minneapolis to join the Gopher staff.

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National High School Record Highlights GA 6A/7A State Meet

Magahey threw down a 4:15.63, shattering the previous record of 4:16.39, which was set by Jeff Kostoff in 1983.

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Jake Magahey Breaks Oldest National HS Yards Record in 500 Free

Magahey (above) took out Jeff Kostoff’s public school record in the 500 free that stood for 36 years.

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Stanford Swimming Partners with Former PASA-Cardinal Site to Form Alto Swim Club

Alto Swim Club offers training for age group, collegiate, and professional/post-graduate swimmers.

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Jake Magahey Blasts 4:16 500 Free to Smash Georgia HS State Record

Magahey went the 5th fastest 500 all-time for 15-16 boys, broke the GHSA record, and came within .49 seconds of breaking Jeff Kostoff’s national public school record.

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Coaches of Kostoff, Woodhead Among 4 Inductees to ASCA Hall of Fame

The American Swimming Coaches’ Association (ASCA) has announced a 4-member class that will be inducted into its 2018 Coaches Hall…

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Pre-NCAA Interview: Stanford Coach and Olympian Jeff Kostoff

Following up on yesterday’s interview with the three Cardinal distance swimmers competing at NCAA’s this weekend, we got on the phone with Jeff Kostoff to discuss his path back to coaching, the state of distance swimming, and how he thinks about training different types of swimmers.

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Stanford Coach Kostoff swam 4:16 500 free at 16 Years Old – Video

Jeff Kostoff, swimming legend, swam 4:16 500 in 1983 in high school. The record stood for 30 years. Now Jeff’s the Assistant Coach at Stanford, revving up the distance crew. With a mean crew of 500 talent like Grant Shoults (pictured above), Jeff plans to make a big dent in the NCAA final next March.

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