Kyle Sockwell Wins 2024 Ben Franklin Award from CSCAA

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Kyle Sockwell Wins 2024 Ben Franklin Award from CSCAA

Social media personality and content creator Kyle Sockwell has been awarded the Ben Franklin Award by the CSCAA.

Sockwell, who swam at Arizona State, was recognized for his post-graduate achievements to “best promote the integrity and enhancement of the student-athlete ideal.” The award was voted on by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Board of Directors.

As the self-proclaimed, “president and CEO of Swimming Twitter,” Sockwell is one of the leaders in social media discourse on the sport, helping grow its online presence and enthusiasm. His following has garnered him partnerships with USA Swimming Network as well as his own content distribution channels, and he’s a significant voice in making swimming accessible to legions of online fans.

“Congratulations to Kyle Sockwell on receiving the CSCAA Ben Franklin Award,” Arizona State head coach Bob Bowman said. “Kyle’s unwavering passion for college swimming has not only fueled his own success but has also brought tremendous attention to our sport. His dedication, commitment, and love for the sport exemplify the values we, as coaches, strive to instill in all our athletes. We are incredibly proud of his achievements and know that he will continue to inspire with his work.”

A native of Austin, Texas, Sockwell swam at ASU through 2016, after spending his freshman season at George Mason. He was a junior national finalist in 2012 and he reached the Pac-12 championships all three seasons with the Sun Devils.

“Through his dedication to college swimming, Kyle has sparked a wave of positive momentum within our community,” CSCAA executive director Samantha Barany said. “As Sockwell continues to elevate the exposure of college swimming, his timing could not be more important. As all NCAA Olympic sports prepare for a time of transition, there is no better time than now to have someone bringing forward the exceptional stories of our college athletes and teams. The future of college swimming and diving is brighter because of the energy Kyle brings to his craft and the awareness he brings to our sport.”

Sockwell will receive the award at the 63rd annual CSCAA College Swimming and Diving Awards, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis on May 6.

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with the CSCAA. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact

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Swimmer I.M
Swimmer I.M
1 month ago

Congrats Kyle!! I love your videos

1 month ago

Way to go, Kyle. Keep it up … another 35-40 years, all with the same enthusiasm.

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