Men's Swimming & Diving

A Lane of His Own

Mike Kroll started Manchester University’s swimming and diving program a year ago after a decade of finding success as a coach and swimmer. With spastic cerebral palsy, Kroll’s goal as a swimmer wasn’t to win a race but to make himself better and meet his personal goals every day.

Stroke of brilliance

The wedding rehearsal was supposed to start at 6:30 p.m. one Friday in September. But the minutes ticked toward the bottom of the hour, then away from it again. Bridesmaids checked the time on their phones. Groomsmen glanced at their watches. Where, they all wondered, was the officiant?

Dan Jacobson: Every stroke counts

Former North Dakota swimmer Dan Jacobson pushes his limits to help feed Burmese refugees along the war-ridden Thai-Burma border.

From There to Here: Head Shots to Head Coach

A longtime actor decides he has grown weary of Hollywood’s traps and trappings and retires to spend life by the pool. That’s how the narrative typically ends. But David Andriole’s story isn’t over, and the pool in question isn’t a sun-drenched oasis on the West Coast.

Brent Lang: 5 lessons college sports taught me

Brent Lang is a four-time NCAA champion and Olympic gold medalist swimmer from the University of Michigan. While his athletic accomplishments in college and beyond were extraordinary, Lang also thrived in the classroom and went on to become president and CEO of a successful company.

Panel approves synchronized diving for NCAA competition

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved synchronized diving to be an event option in non-championship and invitational meets, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.

NCAA Selects 2015 Walter Byers Scholarship winners

The NCAA has selected Lucinda Kauffman, a field hockey player from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and Tofey James (T.J.) Leon IV, a swimmer from Auburn University, to receive the 2015 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Each student-athlete will be granted a renewable $24,000 award.

Swimming rules committee recommends synchronized diving

Synchronized diving may be headed to NCAA competition next season. The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming Rules Committee recommended synchronized diving be an event option in non-championship and invitational meets, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.

Lessons learned live on

Eric Roberts can eloquently describe every feeling he went through from December through late February – the pain of traumatic injury, relief of recovery, the tightened connection with his team, the pain of losing a friend and all the discovery that came with it.

Moving up the podium

Last year, the University of Texas at Austin fell 51 points shy of a national championship, trailing only the University of California-Berkeley. So the Longhorns spent a year thinking about those 51 points and how to close that gap. They did more than just that – Texas dominated the rest of the field.

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