Jeff Poppell

Maggie MacNeil Downs 2 More School Records as LSU Splits Dual vs. South Carolina

Graduate transfer Maggie MacNeil continued rewriting the LSU school record books in the team’s dual against SEC foes South Carolina.


South Carolina Announces Retirement of Head Diving Coach Dale Schultz

With Schultz’s retirement, South Carolina has hired Tennessee volunteer assistant Michael Wright as the team’s new head diving coach.


Steve Jungbluth Out as Associate Head Coach at Florida After 12 Years with Gators

Steve Jungbluth is out as the associate head coach at the University of Florida after a dozen seasons with the Gators program, sources told SwimSwam.


Junior Nationals Qualifier Caroline Chasser Commits to South Carolina (2023)

Chasser will join the backstroke and freestyle groups at South Carolina when she arrives on campus in the fall of 2023.

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Schultz Leads South Carolina Women To Victory, Army Men Upset Gamecocks

The Black Knight men defeated South Carolina 158-140, while the Gamecock women defeated the Army 204-88.


South Carolina Native Kylie Larkin Commits to the Gamecocks for 2023

Larkin will help bolster the Gamecocks backstroke and sprint freestyle groups when she comes to campus in the fall of 2023.

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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.