FOUNDED in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, Inc. (CSCAA), is the oldest coaches association in the United States of America.
In 1933, the CSCAA initiated the College Swim Coaches Forum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Coaches and athletes met during their Winter Break to train and exchange ideas and techniques. The Forum will celebrate 75 continuous years in December 2008.
The “Spring Break” phenomenon, as it is known today, grew directly as a result of the Forum. After the NCAA swimming and diving season ended, the athletes returned to Ft. Lauderdale with their friends during their spring break. The phenomenon – a direct consequence of the Forum’s growth in popularity – grew quickly into the college rite of passage we know today.
Initially, the College Coaches Forum organized and directed the national collegiate championships, developed rules and eventually became an integral part of the administration of college competition.
In 1964, the College Coaches Forum decided that swimming needed a shrine to honor the greatest athletes and coaches in the aquatic sports. A committee was established and that very year the Swimming Hall of Fame was established under the leadership of Buck Dawson, the Hall’s first Executive Director.
In 1968, the international governing body for aquatic sports, FINA – Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur – authorized the Swimming Hall of Fame to become the official International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).
Sixteen years later, the Women’s Swim Coaches Association of America merged with the CSCAA to complete the formation of the CSCAA’s modern structure.
In 1995, the CSCAA began a certification program for college swimming officials. That program eventually gave birth to the College Swimming Officials Association (CSOA), which remained a part of the CSCAA until 2008, when it was granted its independence.
Presently, the CSCAA boasts more than 2,000 member coaches and assistant coaches, recognizes All-American swimmers, NCAA record-breakers and Scholar All-America athletes and teams as well as outstanding coaches and contributors, and helps oversee the welfare of collegiate swimming and diving.
Following a dominating 171-124 win over then-number two Georgia, the University of Texas women's swimming and diving team has been voted number one in the latest CSCAA TYR Top 25 Swimming and Diving Poll. It is the first number-one ranking for the Longhorns in Head Coach Carol Capitani's tenure and drops Stanford University to second and Georgia to third. Virginia rounded out the top four.
We asked athletic directors and sport supervisors how they evaluated their swimming and diving coaches. Here are the five biggest takeaways from those conversations.
The Queens University of Charlotte Men and Drury University Women remained atop the third CSCAA/TYR NCAA Division II and III Swimming & Diving Poll.
Following the Thanksgiving break, the Denison University Men and Emory University women remain atop the CSCAA / TYR Top 25 Division III Swimming & Diving Poll.
The fourth CSCAA / TYR Top 25 of the college swimming & diving proved the most volitale.
Fans are encouraged to vote for the SwimOutlet.com CSCAA Coach-of-the-Month. The monthly awards recognize coaches who have experienced tremendous success over the past month. Fans account for 1/3 of the selection process and can vote via Twitter through Midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 29th.
For the first time in the 2016-17 season there was no change at the top of the CSCAA TYR Top 25 Swimming and Diving Rankings, but there was monumental change elsewhere. For the second-consecutive poll, the North Carolina State men and Stanford women led the way.
One thing that was vital at UND was the advance warning. In conversations with other Olympic sports organizations there is a growing fear that the Spring of 2017 could be a frightful one for our sports.
Change marked the second CSCAA/TYR NCAA Division II and III Swimming & Diving Poll. Eighty-four of the top 100 teams changed positions, including a new number one among Division II men.