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Save ECU Swim & Dive Program Petition

Save ECU Swim & Dive Program Petition

This hits so close to home, as a former ECU 4-year swimmer and team captain, it is great to see NC Swimming jump on to support this petition, they have asked all clubs to consider forwarding to their membership.  Several GCY swimmers have gone to the school through the years, and several of our current swimmers were being actively recruited to the program.  Please consider supporting a movement to save this college swim program that has such a rich history!

  • 2 National Championships
  • 15 National Champions
  • 21 Conference Championships 
  • Won in every conference we've ever been in AND is the only team WINNING anything!
  • 300+ Event Champions
  • ECU's only undefeated female season 
  • Men won 4 of the 6 championships since joining AAC
  • Consistently high GPA, at one time highest in the country for any school, often leads ECU teams with highest Team GPA.
  • Athletes on team pay just short of 1 million a year to attend ECU
  • Countless coaches who competed for the program, at least 23 current coaches in NC Swimming 
  • The Minges Pool is in fine working order, recently overhauled, will last for decades 
  • “Facilities dont win championships people do. And we had the best people!”
  • Please help us fight this! Please sign the petition! 

East Carolina University announced Thursday that it is reducing the number of its intercollegiate athletic programs by four, effective immediately. The action is being taken as part of the University’s overall budget restructuring efforts and is part of a detailed analysis of ECU’s athletics financial position during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Affected programs are men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s tennis. The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches. ECU previously led the American Athletic Conference with 20 sports (following the departure of Connecticut) and will now have 16 sports (9 women’s, 7 men’s).

Click here to read the entire article from ECU News Services.

The  Save ECU Swim & Dive petition below has been initiated so the swimming community can voice its concerns. Please join North Carolina Swimming in petitioning ECU to reconsider this decision.