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After Winning MPSF Men’s Title, BYU Lets Coach John Brooks Go

BYU announced Wednesday that head swimming and diving coach John Brooks' contract would not be renewed, despite Brooks leading the team to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title in 2021. Brooks was hired in 2012. He’s won four MPSF titles, this year’s triumph being the first since 2016. This t...

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Swim Coach Jeff Julian Announced Scans Are Cancer-Free

Veteran swim coach Jeff Julian announced via his blog on Tuesday that his most recent scans came back cancer-free after a six-month battle with adenocarcinoma. Julian announced last September that he had been diagnosed again with cancer. He successfully fought the disease in 2015 and geared up, with...

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Arkansas’s Peyton Palsha To Transfer for Fifth Year at Georgia

Arkansas freestyler Peyton Palsha last week announced she will transfer to the University of Georgia for her fifth and final year of eligibility. Palsha spent four years at Arkansas, qualifying for the NCAA Championships this season and turning in several lifetime bests. An agriculture major, she’s ...

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George Washington Men, Richmond Women Win at Atlantic 10 Championships

Shy of an opening relay DQ, it took until Day 4 of the Atlantic 10 Championships for a men’s swimming race that didn’t feature a George Washington swimmer in the top two. It was that dominant of a performance from the Colonials on the way to their fourth title. A much more balanced women’s meet prod...

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World Record Setter Akihiro Yamaguchi Announces Retirement

Akihiro Yamaguchi, the Japanese breaststroker who held the world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke for more than four years, announced his retirement from the sport. Yamaguchi announced his retirement via Instagram, posting a picture with several members of the Japanese national team – Kats...

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Wisconsin Promotes Erik Posegay to Associate Head Coach

Wisconsin on Friday announced that Erik Posegay has been elevated to associate head coach on Yuri Suguiyama’s staff. Posegay is in his third year on the Badgers’ staff. He was previously an assistant for two seasons at Penn State. Before that, Bob Bowman had hired him for a five-year stint at North ...

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TYR Sport Announces Signing of World Champion Michael Andrew

TYR Sport on Thursday announced the signing of Michael Andrew, adding the world champion American swimmer to its ranks of athletes. “We are thrilled to partner with Michael Andrew on his road to Tokyo,” Matt DiLorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport, said in a press release. “Michael is an incredibly talented and...

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Shaine Casas, Rhyan White Named Swimmers of the Year at All-SEC Awards

Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas and Alabama’s Rhyan White were named the SEC Swimmers of the Year Wednesday in the postseason All-SEC Awards. Seven schools split the 12 swimmer and coaching honors, including six different schools on the men’s side. Leading the way was A&M with three – Casas, Female Diver o...

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Indiana Swimmer Max Scott Stars as Anthem Singer at Men’s Final Four

Indiana sent plenty of swimmers of the NCAA Championships this year. But only Max Scott ended up at the men’s basketball Final Four. Scott, a sophomore on the men’s swim team, was selected by the school to sing the national anthem before Baylor and Houston tipped off the men’s Final Four in Indianap...

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Tim Beerman Steps Down as Coach of High School Powerhouse St. Xavier

St. Xavier High School head swimming and diving coach Tim Beerman has resigned from his role, according to reports Tuesday. The decision was first reported by ABC affiliate WCPO in Cincinnati. According to St. Xavier Athletic Director Brian Reinhart, Beerman told him that, “after prayer and discernm...

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Lance Asti Steps Down as Tennessee Associate Head Coach

Lance Asti has stepped down as the associated head coach of the Tennessee swimming and diving program, the university announced Tuesday. Asti spent nine seasons with the Volunteers. He is moving on to “pursue outside professional interests.” His resignation is effective April 30. Asti’s work has bee...