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.
With a 136-105 win over Pac 12 Rival Stanford, the California men's swimming and diving team was voted to the top spot in the final CSCAA / TYR Top 25. Cal ended the season 5-0. Seniors Ryan Murphy, Hunter Cobleigh, Jon Fiepke, Dillian Williams and Long Guiterrez going a combined 27-1 over their four year careers with the lone setback being a 148.5-19.5 loss to USC last season.
For the second-straight year, the Stanford Cardinal conclude the dual meet season atop the Division I Women's CSCAA / TYR Top 25.
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The Stanford women and NC State men enter the conference championship season ranked number one in the latest CSCAA / TYR Top 25.
A week out of the conference championships, the Queens University of Charlotte Men and Drury University Women remained atop the CSCAA/TYR NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Poll. The Royals have held onto the top spot in the men's poll since November 16th while the Panther women have held onto number one since the season's first poll
Entering the Conference Championship Season, the Denison University Men and Emory University women remain atop the CSCAA / TYR Top 25 Division III Swimming & Diving Poll. The two teams have occupied the top spot since the season's first poll back in October.
A record 638 teams, representing 394 institutions have been named College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams. The awards are in recognition of teams’ that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2016 Fall Semester. Ninety-one additional teams and thirty-six more institutions achieved the honor compared to a year ago.
The CSCAA is now accepting applications for the Jean Freeman Scholarship.
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.