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Savannah College of Art and Design Announces New Men's and Women's Swim Teams -- February 11, 2003

SAVANNAH, Georgia, Feb. 11. IN an era when swim teams are increasingly in jeopardy, there is good news today out of Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has announced that it is establishing men's and women's swimming teams beginning in September, 2003.

SCAD has hired a familiar name in swimming circles as its head coach. Scott Rabalais, Vice President of United States Masters Swimming (USMS), will serve as head coach of both men's and women's wwimming at SCAD.

Rabalais, who has 20 years of coaching experience at various levels, also coaches the Savannah Masters, host of the 2004 USMS Long Course Championships, and is a regular contributor to both SWIM and Swimming Technique magazines.

"I am greatly enthused to be in the position to help build swimming at such a unique college," said Rabalais. "SCAD fully supports the growth of swimming, and we're looking forward to creating a strong athletic and academic environment for our student-athletes."

The SCAD men's and women's swim teams will train and compete in the recently-built Chatham County Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art, dome-covered aquatic facility.

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, non-profit, accredited college awarding bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts and master of fine arts degrees. The college offers 22 major areas of study, including animation, architecture, architectural history, art history, film and television, graphic design, illustration, interior design, photography, sound design and visual effects. Approximately 6,000 students currently attend SCAD.

For more information on the Savannah College of Art and Design Swim Teams, contact Coach Scott Rabalais at srabalai@scad.edu or call: (912) 525-4824.