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
- Won in every conference
we've ever been in AND is the only team WINNING anything!
- 300+ Event Champions
- ECU's only undefeated
- 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
- The Minges Pool is in
fine working order, recently overhauled, will last for
- “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
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.
SAVE ECU SWIM & DIVE PETITION