The October issue of Swimming World featured a story on the decline of men’s collegiate swimming programs, due to the perverse misapplication of Title IX. The story indicated that among the colleges and universities whose men’s teams had been axed was George Washington University. This was an error.
GWU does, indeed, field a men’s team and even has scholarship money available for male swimmers. Last year, coach Dan Rinehart produced the school’s first NCAA qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstroke. In 1999, one GWU swimmer finaled in the 100 and 200 breast at the Pan American Games; he also finaled at the recent FINA World Cup meet in Maryland.
For more information about the GWU program, contact Coach Rhinehart at: 202-994-5712.