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In a Decade at UC Davis, Leyson Bring Harmony to Aggie Water Polo

Daniel Leyson has been all over the world for water polo, including an appearance at the Olympics—the highest level of competition for his sport. Along the way on a career that has taken him from club coaching with Rose Bowl to collegiate stops at his alma mater, USC (Class of ’92), and UCLA, to pla...

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Switching Things Up: The Best Cure for an Event Funk

Switching Things Up: The Best Cure for an Event Funk By Mark McCluskey In life, you might feel stuck in the daily grind and are searching for a way out. In swimming, you can also feel stuck in your training with little insight on how to progress and improve. One of the hardest things for a swimmer t...

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The Inner Workings of a Swim Family

The Inner Workings of a Swim Family By Jennifer Yoo Every swimmer knows the amount of time that their sport requires. As you spend countless numbers of hours in and out of the pool with the same people, they start to become your second family. Swimmers cherish their swim families and often make life...

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4 Myths About Swimming

4 Myths About Swimming By Natalia Kaczor “What sport do you play?” “I swim.” “Oh that’s fun; I swim in my pool all the time!” We have all been in a similar situation before. The frustration that builds up when hearing this is evident on our faces. Should we be offended, or just laugh it off? Swimmin...

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Wagner College to Add Men’s Swimming and Diving at Varsity Level

Wagner College announced Wednesday that it will add men’s swimming and diving as its 26th intercollegiate varsity sport. The Seahawks will begin competition in the 2021-22 season as a member of the Northeast Conference, which last week announced it will begin sponsoring men’s swimming and diving as ...

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Raena Eldridge, Asia Seidt Among Finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year

Texas A&M swimmer Raena Eldridge and Kentucky’s Asia Seidt were announced Thursday among the top 30 honorees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Texas diver Alison Gibson and Washington & Lee swimmer Emily Hageboeck also made the cut of the final 30, selected from a list of 605 school nominees and...

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Ranking the Top NCAA Division I Men's Swimmers For 2020-21 From 1-25

As a new college season approaches (hopefully), Swimming World wanted to unveil its preseason top 25 Division I men’s swimmers ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, after launching our women's list last week. This season is unlike any other we have ever had, as many questions still loom over the fate of th...

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NCAA Division I Council Extends Recruiting Dead Period

NCAA Division I Council Extends Recruiting Dead Period The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't just affected on-field action across various levels of sports. On the collegiate front, it has also thrown a wrench into the recruiting, and that disruption will continue to be felt following a ruling by the NCAA Div...

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Dartmouth Alum Does 15-Mile River Swim to Protest Program Cuts

Dartmouth alumnus Jim Bayles swam 15 miles on the Connecticut River Saturday to raise awareness for the campaign to reinstate Dartmouth Swimming and Diving. Bayles, a member of the Class of 1974 who was inducted to the school’s athletic hall of fame in 2009, swam from Orford, New Hampshire to the Le...

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Ranking the Top NCAA Division I Women's Swimmers For 2020-21 From 1-25

Ranking the Top NCAA Division I Women's Swimmers For 2020-21 From 1-25 As a new college season approaches (hopefully), Swimming World wanted to unveil its preseason top 25 Division I women's swimmers ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. This season is unlike any other we have ever had, as many questions s...

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University of Iowa Record Holder Millie Sansome to Transfer to Georgia

Iowa sophomore Millie Sansome, who starred in her one year at Iowa, announced Friday that she is transferring to the University of Georgia. The decision comes in light of the Hawkeyes’ decision to drop the program after the season. Sansome announced the decision on her Instagram account: The last fe...

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Commentary: The Loss of William & Mary Swimming is a Loss of Family

The College of William & Mary last week announced the decision to cut the swimming and diving teams, among other varsity programs, at the end of the 2020-21 season. A petition has been started to save the Tribe’s program, among other efforts. Many have come forward to share their experiences as swim...

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Drexel Hires Nathan Lavery as Head Coach of Swimming and Diving Teams

Drexel Thursday announced the hiring of Nathan Lavery as head coach of the team’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Lavery, a native of South Africa, spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at TCU. He led the Horned Frogs’ sprint and stroke contingents, helping TCU’s men’s and wo...