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UC Berkeley & Olympic Swim Coach, David Durden, Dives into Advice

LRT Sports sat down with Dave Durden, the Head Coach for the men’s swim team at the University of California, Berkeley. Durden is diving into his 13th season with Cal in 2019-2020 and was also on the coaching staff for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro. Since the 2009-10 season, Cal has not

March 2, 2020 Bryan Sosoo

South Dakota’s Swim Coach Dives into Academics and the Recruiting Process

Jason Mahowald, University of South Dakota‘s men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach, dives into his 15th season with the Coyotes this 2019-20.. Coach Mahowald’s helped progress the program from a DII to DI in the 2009-10 season.  At the NCAA DII National Championships, Mahowald led the women’s swimming and diving team to three-straight-top finishes.

January 13, 2020

Boston University Swim and Dive Coach Bill Smyth Reveals His Expectations For Incoming Athletes, and Offers Recruiting Advice

A big question that we asked Coach Smyth was, what’s the essential quality that you look for in a recruit? According to BU Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving coach Bill Smyth, the answer is to be “fit.” However, it’s not the kind of fit that you would normally expect. Smyth says it’s more about

December 28, 2018

U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Swimming & Diving Head Coach Offers Advice

Bill Roberts is the Men’s Swimming & Diving Head Coach for the U.S. Naval Academy. He hails from Aurora, New York and went to school at Springfield College. Roberts has been the head coach for 15 seasons at the academy and has been with the program for a total of 18 years. In each of

December 7, 2018

7 Tips To Becoming a Better Swimmer

Following these seven tips will put you on the right track to becoming a better swimmer. Having some sense of how to improve will give you  direction, and it will give you something to strive for. I am a swimmer for the University of Boston and this are some tips that I live by. #1:

August 23, 2018

NCAA Rule Change: Swimming and Diving

The NCAA adjusted previous standards to follow international swimming rules. The change will affect men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The NCAA created the rule to increase congruity between the offseason during the summer and main season during school. This change will also help officials maintain consistency throughout different seasons. It affects lighting systems

October 9, 2017

Former George Washington Swimmer, Lucy Castro, on her Recruiting Experience

Lucy Castro, was a long distance freestyle swimmer for George Washington University, she wasn’t always committed to her school. She was one of the many who were affected by the Western Kentucky Swim team scandal, where they ended up losing their program completely, and many swimmers were left without a team. We all know that recruiting

September 22, 2016