This weekend, the No. 10 men’s swimming and diving (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12) team will compete in their first meet of the season at the University of Pacific Invite in Stockton, CA. While there is a lot to like about this Cardinal team, the biggest topic of discussion is how the team will deal with the retirement of former head coach Ted Knapp and the graduation of key members like Abrahm DeVine and Brad Zdroik. This meet provides a first glance as to which swimmers will step up this season and how the team performs under new head coach Dan Schemmel.
While he stands by his Instagram statement, Abrahm DeVine ’19 also told The Daily that his expulsion came after he drank at a Team USA swim meet instead of showing up to support his teammates who were competing, a violation of the National Team’s Honor Code.
The Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships featured exciting performances from Stanford swimmers, the rise of fresh-faced, younger swimmers, a high-profile departure from swimming and a return to it.
It was Lochte’s first competitive swim after a 14-month long ban for receiving an unauthorized intravenous infusion above U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regulations. In a press conference after Wednesday’s time trials, Lochte discussed his “roller-coaster” life outside the pool and what lies ahead.
The 2018-2019 men’s swimming and diving season culminated with senior Abrahm DeVine’s defense of his NCAA individual title in the 400-yard IM.
Dan Schemmel will be the new head of men’s swimming, as announced by Athletic Director Bernard Muir on Tuesday. Schemmel arrives on the Farm after three seasons as the head coach of both the men’s and women’s programs at the University of Hawai’i.
Senior Abrahm DeVine is a two-time NCAA individual champion in the 400-yard IM (2018, 2019). A 15-time All-American, DeVine is the first Stanford man to claim back-to-back 400 IM titles since Tom Wilkens (1997-98).
Men’s swimming and diving head coach Ted Knapp has stepped down from his position and will be retiring, Athletic Director Bernard Muir announced on Monday.