CHICAGO, Ill. – The Illinois Tech Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams participated in the 12th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave It in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research for the fourth consecutive year on Tuesday. The event—which is coordinated by the Ted Mullin Fund and Carleton College—raises money to spread awareness and find a cure for sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects bone, muscle, fat, peripheral nerves and soft tissues.“The swimming community comes together every year for the Hour of Power, and Illinois Tech is proud to be part of that tradition,” said Illinois Tech’s Head Men’s Swimming and Diving Coach Kyllian Griffin. “The team looks forward to participating every year and using their sport as a way to build awareness and funding for cancer research.”The Hour of Power began after former Carleton College swimmer Edward H. “Ted” Mullin contracted and eventually passed from sarcoma his senior year of 2006. Mullin’s family and the University of Chicago Medicine partnered together and began the Fund to increase research on treating sarcoma and other under-investigated forms of cancer. In its 11 years of existence, the Ted Mullin Fund has raised a total of over $1 million for research, while the Hour of Power provides close to 70% of that fundraising effort annually. Read more…
World University Games: Men’s swimming collects first gold for United StatesJared Thompson | NCAA.comLast Updated – Aug 20, 2017 11:18 EDTContact |Archive |RSSThe Americans captured their first gold of the 2017 World University Games in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle swimming relay. The team, which included Georgia’s Taylor Dale, Louisville’s Zach Harting, California’s Justin Lynch, North Carolina State’s Ryan Held and Justin Ress, and Florida’s Maxime Rooney, finished in 3:14.01, more than one second ahead of Italy.Canada, which included California’s Sarah Darcel, Indiana’s Kennedy Goss, Cincinnati’s Jacqueline Keire and North Carolina State’s Alexia Zevnik, captured gold in the women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay in a time of 3:39.21. READ MORE…
Youngstown State has named Ryan Purdy the Head Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo announced on Tuesday. Purdy previously served as an assistant coach at Minnesota where he was part of five Big Ten Women’s Team Championships under Head Coach Kelly Kremer. The Gophers also had three top-10 NCAA finishes during his time in Minneapolis, including placing 10th in 2017.”I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to lead the Youngstown State University Swimming and Diving program,” Purdy said. “From early on in this process, it was very clear to me that there is genuine support for every student-athlete within the YSU Athletic Department. This culture of support begins at the top with Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo. I am excited to be a part of the Youngstown State and thank AD Strollo for this opportunity. I would also like to thank Associate Director of Athletics Elaine Jacobs and Assistant Athletic Director Jesse Potter.”All of the pieces are in place for the Penguins Swimming and Diving program to grow and improve on the conference and national level. I look forward to that challenge in the short and long term.”At U of M, he spent his final two seasons as head assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs.In 2017, Minnesota earned 14 women’s (11 individual, three relay) and five men’s (four individual, one relay) All-America honors at the NCAA Championships. Eight men and two women earned multiple All-America accolades. Both teams placed fourth at highly-competitive conference meets. The Gopher men were 9-0 in dual meets including a 4-0 mark against Big Ten teams. The women were 8-1 with a 3-1 record in the conference.Purdy had served as an assistant coach on the Division I level since 2005 before taking over the Head Coach role at YSU. He had two stints with the Gophers and spent three years at Fresno State. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant with the U of M women’s program in 2005.”We are thrilled to have someone of Ryan’s caliber take over our women’s swimming and diving program,” Strollo said. “He was one of the top assistant coaches in the Big Ten and had a very successful run at Minnesota. He is someone who can develop swimmers and recruit at a high level.”While Purdy was on the Minnesota staff, it won five Big Ten Women’s Team Championships (2008, and 2012-15), as well as achieving a top-10 NCAA team finish in 2013, 2014 and 2017.Since 2011, Purdy was the primary coach of the distance group and a middle distance group. He has also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. One year later, Purdy’s group produced a Big Ten individual champion when Hannah Whitehead won the 200-yard freestyle. He coached five different individual qualifiers to the NCAA Championship meet. Purdy was the primary coach to Jessica Plant, an eight-time NCAA All-American and Minnesota’s 2015 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner. On the national scene, Gopher swimmers have experienced success under Purdy’s leadership, as his coaching has produced multiple United States and Canadian Olympic Trials qualifiers.Distance specialist Samantha Harding progressed each year and capped off her summers by becoming a Canadian National Champion four times in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events. In 2015, Purdy coached Harding to selections to Team Canada for the Pan American Games in Toronto and the FINA World Championship in Kazan, Russia, in the open water swimming Events. In the next World Championship Selection, Breanne Siwicki followed suit, qualifying to be a part of the Canadian Open Water National team that will compete at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary and the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan.Purdy, a native of Fort Atkinson, Wis., was then selected by USA Swimming to be a part of the staff for the 2016 Open Water Select Camp based in Fort Myers, Fla. Purdy has accompanied National Team swimmers from USA Swimming and Swim Canada to FINA Open Water World Cup races in Mexico, Hungary and Portugal.Prior to coming to Minneapolis, Purdy spent three seasons as the assistant coach at California State University-Fresno. In his time with Fresno State, Purdy served as the primary sprint coach and recruiting coordinator for the women’s swimming team. With the Bulldogs, Purdy recruited and coached one of Fresno’s top athletes, Dani Yoho, a multiple Western Athletic Conference finalist who contributed to breaking six school records at the 2011 WAC Championships.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University women’s swimming and diving team will compete at the 2017 NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend beginning Friday, Feb. 10. The three-day meet will take place at the LeRoy Greason Pool, on the campus of Bowdoin College.THE BASICSCompetition will get underway each day with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m. Finals begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, 5:50 p.m. on Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. All championship information is available on the NESCAC Championship home page, which can be viewed HERE.TICKET INFORMATIONTickets are $8 per session or $45 for an all-session pass for adults, and $3 per session for children and students. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to the preliminaries and finals. LIVE COVERAGEThe NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships will be broadcasted live by the Northeast Sports Network, and will feature live results throughout the weekend. (Webcast/Live Results)PREVIEWThe Cardinals enter the championship with a dual-meet record of 7-6 overall, (3-5 against NESCAC competition) and will look to improve on their eighth place finish at last year’s event.Leading the way in the swimming events for Wesleyan will be Zoe Kerrich ’18, who last year set seven program records in the 50-yard butterfly (:26.06), 50 free (:24.12), 100 free (:52.26), 200 breaststroke (2:21.96), 100 IM (:59.68), 200 free relay (1:36.86), and 200 medley relay (1:46.96). Freshmen Leah Cravitz, Caroline Murphy, and Hannah O’Halloran have all excelled thus far and will look to continue their success in their first championship weekend of their collegiate careers. Murphy comes into the three-day event ranked third in the conference in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 27.56.Emily Kessler ’18 and Devon Cooper ’19 will be key for the Cardinals in the diving events, as they have led the way for the diving team throughout the season. Kessler earned a top-five finish in last year’s 1-meter event as her score of 375.30 put her fifth overall.For a full NESCAC preview of this weekend’s conference championship, visit NESCAC.com.
The Princeton University men’s swimming and diving team has been pulled from the pool for the rest of the season after the discovery of crude comments on an electronic listserv.The stunning decision, announced late Thursday, came after a complaint was lodged earlier in the week and the Ivy League school found “several materials” that were deemed “vulgar and offensive, as well as misogynistic and racist in nature.”
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Graduate Assistant – Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach Bryant University Smithfield, RI 02917 Part-time
This position reports to the Head Swimming coach and is responsible to assist in all phases of a competitive intercollegiate Swimming and Diving program in compliance with NCAA conference, Northeast Conference ( NEC ), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference ( MAAC ) and institutional rules and regulations. Principle Accountabilities Assisting with all aspects of operating a collegiate program, including daily practices, recruiting, videotaping, home meet management, fund raising, student-athlete academic success, travel, compliance with all NCAA , NEC and Bryant University rules and regulations, etc. Qualifications Requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and acceptance into Bryant University Graduate School program (acceptance must be received before candidate will be considered). The ideal candidate will have collegiate and/or high school experience in swimming. Computer skills (MS Office, excel) are required. The candidate must have the ability to effectively recruit and retain quality student-athletes. The ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms along with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate student-athletes in a group or individual setting are also necessary. The candidate must actively support the mission of the university by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values. The candidate must complete the NCAA coaches recruiting exam, and travel is required. Working Environment Regular attendance at assigned job site and the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and constituents are essential functions of this position. Physical Capacities Posting Detail Information Posting Number STA01677 Work Hours
Open Date 11/07/2016 Close Date Open Until Filled Applicant Special Instructions This position will begin January, 2017. Compensation includes a full tuition waiver, housing, and $1,500 per semester stipend. Acceptance into Bryant University Graduate School program is a condition of employment. Acceptance must be received before candidate will be considered.
Part Time Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Standish, ME
Part-timeThe Assistant Coach will assist in the development and management of all phases of the Saint Joseph’s College swim program . Responsibilities will include the following: attending practices and games, assisting with training and teaching student-athletes, some recruiting of high school student-athletes (for example: calling, traveling to watch meets, meeting recruits and parents during campus visits etc), assist with home and away meet preparation and strategy, prepare for opponents, assist with team travel. This is a part-time position. Qualified candidates will be problem solvers, capable of communicating well with head coach and student-athletes and have a sincere interest in providing a valuable, well-rounded team experience to the Saint Joseph’s College student-athletes. A strong knowledge of training and at least three years coaching experience required. Applicants must be willing to support the mission and core values of Saint Joseph’s College. Saint Joseph’s College, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a Catholic liberal arts college enrolling roughly 1000 students of all faiths on campus in the traditional 4-year college, while another 2,400 working adults take online courses from locations throughout the country and the world. The beautiful 430 acre campus is located on Sebago Lake, one half hour from Portland, Maine and two hours from Boston. Saint Joseph’s College is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. We have been recognized as a 2015 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please complete our online application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Please include your resume and cover letter, the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references, and read and sign the Pre-Employment Statement. Saint Joseph’s College is an EEO employer.
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Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swim Coach Dickinson College 20 reviews – Carlisle, PA Part-timeAssist head coach with coaching and administrative duties necessary to run swim team. Includes on deck coaching, meet preparation, meet administration and team events. Duties May Include:Assist with administration of practices. Monitors swimming activity, makes technical stroke corrections. Swim Meet preparation. Preparing meet lineups. Swim meet administration. Coaching the team during home meets. Coaching the team during away meets. Providing technical support for home swim meets. Assist with Emergency Action Plan during all team related activities. Preferred Qualifications 1-3 Years’ related experience
EAST MOLINE — Determining exactly when he should retire is something United Township swimming coach Dave Busch often thought about recently. What ultimately made it obvious was the daily grind he faced.Too many early mornings and late nights told him this run is over.”I’ve been doing it for 38 years,” Busch said. “Getting up at 5 a.m. and getting home at 8 p.m. starts to wear on you a little bit.”
Members of the Iowa State swim and dive team are calling themselves the “road dogs” this season.The team is traveling to eight schools throughout the 11 regular season meets and is hosting three home competitions this year. After extending its all-time winning streak against the University of Nebraska-Omaha to 15-0 two weekends ago, the Cyclones are looking to extend this season’s undefeated road record against conference rival TCU.Head Coach Duane Sorenson loved competing against UNO because it gave him a chance to switch up the lineups. It gave the swimmers a chance to see their times in events they would not normally swim in.”Any racing experience is good, just to get the cobwebs off,” said junior Harper Emswiler. “It was nice to do other events because sometimes you get kind of stale in [your usual events] and it helps.”While switching lineups can help swimmers with their regular strokes, gaining a win is also a boost to the team.“I think it just makes everybody that much more confident, now that we have that one win under our belt,” Emswiler said.A regular swim season is lengthy, starting in September and ending in mid-March, which can tire out an athlete. Luckily, the team has had a small break since its last meet, and junior Danica Delaquis believes it can help deter fatigue.Delaquis got a few pointers about her races at UNO from the coaching staff and has been working on improving ever since. She believes having multiple practices between meets allows her more time to work on suggested pointers, making her a better swimmer in the long run.The Cyclones have defeated the Horned Frogs the last two years, and Iowa State is looking to stretch that streak to three this weekend.“We know we’re good,” Delaquis said. “The last two times we’ve swam TCU we’ve beat them. So I just think going on the road again and being undefeated on the road this year so far is just a motivator to keep that streak going.”Last year was a close 169-130 matchup, and Sorenson said it was very exciting.“It came down to the last swimmer, last length and last stroke, and we were lucky enough to pull it off,” Sorenson said.The Cyclones are looking forward to the same type of meet this year because TCU is very strong at home, Sorenson said. Although traveling to different pools may not seem like a big deal, Iowa State loves how fast TCU’s pool is.A fast pool has many qualities: the depth of the water, the lighting, the lane lines and the starting blocks. Sorenson said waves come off all around a swimmer’s body, especially off the bottom.When a wave hits the bottom, it bounces back up, which causes a lot of turbulence, bouncing a swimmer around. Having a deeper pool reduces the turbulence, allowing a swimmer to compete in calm waters and making it easier to swim. TCU’s pool also has glass paneling all around the pool, allowing a lot of sunlight in and adding visibility for a swimmer.
Findlay, OH – The University of Findlay athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Michelle Billeaud as the school’s Swimming and Diving Assistant Coach / Aquatics Director. She officially began her role on Monday, Oct. 24.Athletics Director, Brandi Laurita is excited to welcome Michelle to Findlay’s group of coaches. “Michelle brings energy, organizational skills, and the experiences needed to take our swim program to the next level.”Billeaud spent last year as a graduate assistant in the Oilers’ swimming and diving program and was in the midst of her second year before accepting position as assistant coach. She is excited about the opportunity that her new position provides. “First, I’d like to thank the University of Findlay and the hiring committee for giving me the opportunity to continue my career with an exceptional team and coaching staff”, said Billeaud. “This is a close knit team both in and out of the pool and I see us taking even greater strides toward success in the future.”Before her time at Findlay, Billeaud, a native of Louisiana, competed collegiately at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, where she earned all-American status in the 100 backstroke. She was also a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar All-American team.“Michelle has done a tremendous job since she arrived on campus and her ability and drive are only going to keep propelling our program”, commented head swimming and diving coach Andrew Makepeace. “I think our student-athletes and the university at large are going to see an immediate positive impact around campus and the community. I cannot thank Brandi Laurita and Dr. Katherine Fell (President) enough for giving our program the opportunity for continued growth through Michelle’s hiring.”Press release courtesy of University of Findlay.
The Navy swimming and diving teams will open their respective 2016-17 seasons Friday when the Mids play host to George Mason and UMBC at 4 p.m. in Lejeune Hall.
September 19, 2016 – Computer Operator(s) for Kenyon Swimming and Diving – Kenyon College seeks seasonal part-time workers to operate Colorado Time and HyTek Meet Manager computer systems during Kenyon College swim meets to
RYAN DISDIER Sports Co-Editor The University announced Mark Yankovich has been hired as the new, full-time head coach for the swimming and diving teams. The hiring came after an extensive search for a full-time head coach. Yankovich comes from La Salle University, where he served as an assistant coach. “My family and I would like …