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Cleveland State to Host Revamped 2019 NIC The College Swim Coaches Association of America announced today that Cleveland State University would host the 2019 National Invitational Championship.

UNC Tar Heels Land Verbal From Sprinter Gavin Mayo NEW COMMIT: The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill has earned a verbal commitment from Gavin Mayo, who will suit up for the Tar Heels beginning in the fall of 2019. A native of Greensburg, Penn., Mayo currently swims for Hempfield Aqua Club and has achieved a Winter Juniors cut in the 50 free.

Michael Baldini Announces Verbal Commitment to Georgetown NEW COMMIT: Georgetown University has just received a verbal pledge from Michael Baldini, who will make his way from West Hartford, Conn. to Washington, DC in the fall of 2019.

Cleveland State Picks Up Verbal Commitment From Abbie Ramey NEW COMMIT: Murraysville, Penn. native Abbie Ramey has announced her verbal commitment to swim for Cleveland State beginning in the fall of 2019. Ramey does her club swimming with Pittsburgh Elite Aquatics and most recently competed at the NCSA Summer Championships after recording three lifetime bests at the TPIT Memorial Swim Meet in July.

2x CIF-San Diego D2 Champ Joshua He Verbally Commits to Nearby Tritons Joshua He from Cathedral Catholic High School and Rancho San Dieguito in San Diego, California has verbally committed to nearby UCSD.

MSHSAA Class 1 Record-holder Autumn Looney Verbals to Kansas Autumn Looney, a senior at Saint Charles High School in Saint Charles, Missouri, has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Kansas for 2019-20. "I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Kansas!!

Pitt Earns Three In-State Verbals From Tatum Detwiler, Alex Marlow & Emma Wilson NEW COMMITS: The University of Pittsburgh has scored three in-state verbals from Tatum Detwiler, Alex Marlow and Emma Wilson, all of whom will join the Panthers next fall as members of the class of 2023. Hailing from Connellsville, Penn., Detwiler does her club swimming with Belle Vernon Swim Club and has her Winter Juniors cut in the 100 breast.

YNats A-Finalist Sophie Poeta Makes Verbal Commitment to Lehigh Sophia Poeta from Berwyn, Pennsylvania has announced her verbal commitment to Lehigh University for the fall of 2019. She will join Sara Gaston in the class of 2023. "After my official visit to Lehigh, I knew that it was the place for me. I felt like I fit right in with the team and had a great connection with both Coach Herb and Coach Bugby.

Houston Opens Class of 2019 Recruiting with Verbal from Audrey McKinnon Audrey McKinnon from Fayetteville, Arkansas has verbally committed to the University of Houston for 2019-20.

Gophers Add Verbal From Five-Time Massachusetts State Champion Maggie Summit NEW COMMIT: Maggie Summit of Rowley, Mass. has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota as a member of the class of 2023. Summit swims year-round for YMCA of the North Shore under head coach Janet Harty.

York's Kayla Reedy Verbally Commits to Towson Kayla Reedy from Parkton, Maryland has verbally committed to swim for in-state Towson University in the class of 2023. Reedy is a member of the York YMCA where she specializes in free, back, fly, and IM. "Super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and further my academics at Towson University next fall!

USA Diving Announces Departure of CEO in "Leadership Transition" In a carefully-worded press release on Monday, USA Diving announced a "leadership transition" that includes the departure of CEO Lee Walsi Johnson, who took over that position in May of 2017. Johnson's last day with the organization will be October 5th.

5 Ways to Make Your Comeback After a Disappointing Season Nothing is more devastating than wrapping up a disappointing season full of unaccomplished goals. This can leave you feeling as if none of your hard work has paid off, making you less than eager to dive right into the next season.

USA Swimming To Vote On New Regulations At USAS Convention Among the proposals to be vote on is a regulation to promote diversity and inclusion as a national directive, one that can not be altered at a local level because of local ordinances or a decision of local leadership. Another proposal is banning the use of tech suits by 12-and-younger swimmers.

Practice + Pancakes: USC Beach Practice At the beginning of the season, on Saturday's the team drives down to Manhattan Beach to have a workout on the waves. They start with dryland, where the men and women split into 2 groups and the captains lead the circuits.

With New Diving Depth Rule In Effect, Calgary Pools Subject To Review Swimming Canada's new rules regarding minimum dive depth standards came into effect and now the national review of municipal aquatic facilities begins.

Georgia's Schedule Features January Duals With Harvard, Texas The University of Georgia’s 2018-19 schedule features a pair of non-conference dual meets with Harvard and Texas.

The Week That Was: WADA Reinstates Russian Anti-Doping Agency Amid Criticism The biggest news of the week was WADA's controversial reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency after a three year ban, which was met with harsh criticism from some of the sport's biggest names. Check out the other biggest stories of the week, including a big engagement announcement, below in the week that was!

Alivia Lindorfer, Carly Zlotnikoff Pledge Verbals to Wisconsin NEW COMMITS: The University of Wisconsin - Madison has earned a pair of verbal pledges from Alivia Lindorfer and Carly Zlotnikoff, both of whom will join the Badgers as members of the class of 2023.

Wolfpack Men's 18-19 Schedule Features IU Invite, Tri Meet At Texas Notably, the team will head to the IU Invitational from November 15-17 rather than the Ohio State Invite that they attended last season, and they'll have a two day tri-meet with Texas and Arizona at the beginning of February. This will replace the dual they had with the Longhorns last year in early November.

Michael Phelps To Hit The Ryder Cup Celebrity Golf Course Michael Phelps has been named as one of the Celebrity Match participants for the 42nd Ryder Cup set to take place on Tuesday, September 25th. Held at The Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Paris, France, the match will include a 10-hole scramble featuring celebrities from the United States and Europe to kick-off the Ryder Cup festivities.

Idaho Secures Verbal Commitment From Freestyler Alexa Teneyck NEW COMMIT: The University of Idaho has received their first verbal commitment for the class of 2023 from Alexa Teneyck of Phoenix, Ariz. Teneyck does her club swimming with Scottsdale Aquatic Club and capped off a strong summer season with four lifetime bests at Mount Hood Speedo Sectionals.

British Swimming Names 54 To Its 2018/19 Performance Program 54 athletes have been named to British Swimming's World Class Performance Program for the 2018/19 season, including Olympic medalists Adam Peaty, James Guy, Duncan Scott and Siobhan Marie O'Connor.

Duncan Scott: Scottish star ruptures ankle ligaments 'falling over pavement' Commonwealth and European champion Duncan Scott says he is recovering well after damaging ankle ligaments falling over a pavement.

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