A source close to the USC swimming & diving team has told SwimSwam that head coach Jeremy Kipp was removed from pool deck during a practice on Tuesday, April 20.
According to other reports, Kipp allegedly kicked a water bottle that hit a swimmer in the face.
However, another source disputes that he was removed from deck.
USC Athletics issued the following statement on the matter:
“Whenever a concern is raised about a coach or staff member, USC Athletics takes it seriously and looks into it. However, we do not discuss individual situations because of the confidential nature of personnel issues.”
Kipp was hired as USC’s head coach in May 2020 after spending two seasons as the head coach of Northwestern University. In taking over as head coach, Kipp succeeded Dave Salo, who served as the Trojan head coach for 14 years, after previously working on his staff as an assistant from 2008-2015.
The USC women and men finished 22nd and 27th, respectively, at the 2021 NCAA Championships during Kipp’s first season at the helm.