Jeff Poppell

Winter U.S. Open Qualifier Jessi Wigham Commits to University of South Carolina

Winter U.S. Open Qualifier, Jessi Wigham from Urbandale, Iowa, has announced her commitment to the University of South Carolina for 2023-2024.

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South Carolina Gets Potential SEC Scorer with Commitment from Ellery Ottem (2023)

Ottem will be a big addition to the Gamecocks middle distance group when she arrives in South Carolina in the fall of 2023.


Junior Jane Koch Will Stay In-Town With Commitment to Swim at South Carolina

Jane Koch attends high school just two miles from the University of South Carolina campus. She’ll stay close to home with her commitment to swim for the Gamecocks in 2023


South Carolina Adds NCAA All-American Kelly Fertel as Assistant Coach

Fertel was a three time All-American at Florida under Jeff Poppell who has since moved to be the head coach at South Carolina.


High School Senior Jose Castro Commits to South Carolina

SwimAtlanta distance swimmer and high school senior Jose Castro has committed to join the South Carolina Gamecocks next fall.

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Breaststroke Specialist Caroline Kudela Commits to South Carolina

Kudela will be a big addition to the South Carolina team next season, with breaststroke times that would have been among the program’s best in 2021.

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South Carolina Opens 2023 Recruiting with Verbal from Raymond Prosinski

Raymond Prosinski, a distance free and IM specialist from St. John’s, Florida, has committed to join South Carolina in the all of 2023.


South Carolina To Begin Poppell Era Against Gardner-Webb In Season Opener

The Gamecocks will face Gardner-Webb in the first dual meet under new head coach, Jeff Poppell, along with an entirely new coaching staff.

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Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky Heads To Florida To Train Under Anthony Nesty

Ledecky says she will train at the University Florida under Nesty to gear up for the 2024 Olympic Games.


Pool/Open Water Specialist MaKayla Ciancanelli Verbals to South Carolina

Ciancanelli has qualified for Futures in free, fly, and IM events, but also placed 9th at the 2021 USA Swimming Open Water Jr. National Championships.


South Carolina Picks Up New Mexico Transfer Nicholle Toh

Toh, a 2020 Mountain West Championship runner-up in the 100 butterfly, will join the Gamecocks in January 2022.

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Meaghan Harnish Decommits from Missouri; Announces Verbal to South Carolina

York YMCA breast/IM specialist Meaghan Harnish has changed her verbal commitment from Missouri to South Carolina for 2022-23.


Coach Poppell Announces South Carolina’s 2021-22 Signing Class

Head coach Jeff Poppell announced the addition of 21 Gamecocks to his program for the upcoming 2021-22 season Tuesday morning.

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Futures Qualifier Amy Riordan Commits to South Carolina for Fall of 2022

Amy Riordan’s time drop progression shows that she’s ready to help South Carolina women bounce back from an 11th place finish at the 2021 SEC Championships.

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Poppell Announces South Carolina’s 2021-22 Swimming & Diving Schedule

The team will return to a full slate of competition with seven dual meets and a pair of multi-day invitationals.