Jeff Poppell

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Former Auburn Coach Jeana Kempe To Round Out New South Carolina Staff

Jeana Kempe will join the new coaching staff at South Carolina, making the jump after Auburn cleared out its coaching staff this offseason.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 61% Pick Geer & Bama For Highest New-Coach SEC Finish

Alabama finished much higher than Auburn or South Carolina at this year’s SEC Championships, and voters expected that to remain stable despite new staffs.

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Santi Corredor Returns to Transfer Portal, Looks to Transfer to South Carolina

This would be Corredor’s third transfer in his college career, and he’s crafted a petition to ask to the NCAA to let him transfer and not sit out a season.

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Robert Pinter Joins South Carolina Swimming Staff, First Hire of Poppell Era

Robert Pinter (above) and Poppell were both on deck at the University of Florida: Poppell working with the varsity team and Pinter with the Gator Swim Club.

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Jeff Poppell Explains Move to Head Coach at South Carolina

Poppell wanted to stay in the SEC, but the opportunity to coach men and women was enticing and he wasn’t worried about making a “lateral move”

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South Carolina Approves $175,000 Base Salary for New Head Swim Coach Poppell

Jeff Poppell will receive a substantial pay raise over what South Carolina paid the program’s previous head coach, McGee Moody.

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Florida Posts Opening for Coaches; Plans to Bring Back Remaining Staff

Whitney Hite, who was the assistant head coach of the women’s program last season, is expected to return as part of a restructured combined-gender staff.

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