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Passages: Don Sammons, Long-Time University of Illinois Coach, 90

Passages: Don Sammons, Long-Time University of Illinois Coach, 90 Don Sammons, the former head coach of the University of Illinois swimming and diving team, died on Nov. 24. He was 90 years of age. Sammons coached the Illinois men’s team from the 1971-72 through 1992-93. He was the head coach of the...

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Florida Adds Alum John Hulvey to Coaching Staff

Florida Adds Alum John Hulvey to Coaching Staff The University of Florida announced on Monday the addition of John Hulvey as a volunteer assistant coach. A 2006 graduate of the Gators, Hulvey has been a coach for 15 years. He’s currently the head coach of Gator Swim Club in Gainesville. Hulvey is Ga...

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John Atkinson Reflects on 10 Seasons in Charge of Swimming Canada

John Atkinson Reflects on 10 Seasons in Charge of Swimming Canada In his 10 seasons in charge of Swimming Canada, John Atkinson has helped the organization grow from an occasional medal contender to a bona fide powerhouse. He reflected on that journey this week in an interview with the organization....

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Division II Barry University to Add Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Division II Barry University to Add Men’s and Women’s Swimming Barry University announced last week that it will add men’s and women’s swimming to its Division II athletic offerings. Barry will add five programs for the 2023-24 academic year – men’s and women’s swimming, beach volleyball and men’s a...

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Jordan Crooks, Maggie MacNeil Lead Way in SEC Weekly Honors

Jordan Crooks, Maggie MacNeil Lead Way in SEC Weekly Honors Off outstanding performances in last weekend’s college invitationals, Tennessee’s Jordan Crooks and LSU’s Maggie MacNeil earned swimmer of the week nods in the latest SEC Weekly Honors, released Tuesday. The Volunteers swept the men’s categ...

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Louisville Sweeps ACC Swimmer of the Week Honors

Louisville Sweeps ACC Swimmer of the Week Honors Louisville swept the ACC swimmer of the week honors, announced Tuesday, with Gabi Albiero named the women’s swimmer of the week and Abdelrahman El-Araby winning for the men. North Carolina’s Aranza Vazquez and Miami’s Max Flory took home the diver of ...

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Passages: Nachum Buch, First Israeli Olympic Swimmer, Age 89

Passages: Nachum Buch, First Israeli Olympic Swimmer, Age 89 Nachum Buch, the first swimmer to represent Israel at the Olympics, died on Nov. 7 in his home in Australia. He was 89 years of age. Buch was a pioneer for Israeli swimming, representing the young nation at its first Olympics in 1952. He w...

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Relay Records Bookend SMU Men’s Team's Win at SMU Invitational

Relay Records Bookend SMU Men’s Team's Win at SMU Invitational Southern Methodist University’s men’s swimming team bookended the weekend with relay pool records in winning the 2022 SMU Invitational. The Mustangs started with at time of 1:17.17 in the 200 free relay to chip one-hundredth of a second ...

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Iowa State Distance Contingent Leads to Win at Kansas Classic

Iowa State Distance Contingent Leads to Win at Kansas Classic Iowa State’s distance group powered the way to a Sunday surge in fending off the host Jayhawks to win the Kansas Classic. The teams went back and forth over the three-day meet, Iowa State leading by two points after one day of competition...

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Prelims Roundup: Claire Curzan Fires Off 1:50.2 in 200 Back

Prelims Roundup: Claire Curzan Fires Off 1:50.2 in 200 Back Claire Curzan got the final day’s prelims of the NC State GAC Invitational off to a flying start with a time of 1:50.20 in the 200 backstroke. She’s the top seed in the event by more than three seconds, Stanford teammate Taylor Ruck second ...

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Louisville Books Three Relay A Cuts as Women Win Purdue Invitational

Louisville Books Three Relay A Cuts as Women Win Purdue Invitational The Louisville women’s team swept all five relays, three in NCAA A cut times, in winning the Purdue Invitational, held in West Lafayette from Wednesday through Friday. The Cardinals started the meet Wednesday with a Burke Natatoriu...

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Ohio State Invitational: Indiana’s Peplowski Sisters Claim Four Wins

Ohio State Invitational: Indiana’s Peplowski Sisters Claim Four Wins Indiana’s Peplowski sisters finished the second evening session of the Ohio State Invitational in style Friday night. Anna Peplowski won the 200 freestyle, then Noelle Peplowski won the women’s 100 breaststroke, and Anna returned t...

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FINA Open Water Tour 2023 Announces Six Stops in 17th Season

FINA Open Water Tour 2023 Announces Six Stops in 17th Season The FINA Open Water Tour 2023 released dates on Thursday for its events next season, the 17th iteration of the global series. The six dates are in addition to the FINA World Championships next summer in Fukuoka, Japan. The tour will have t...