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.
October 18, 2017 - The ballots are in and the votes counted for the CSCAA / TYR Top 25 Preseason Poll. The Emory University women's team and Kenyon College men's team gathered the most votes.
October 16, 2017 - The ballots are in and the votes counted for the CSCAA - TYR Top 25 preseason poll. The Drury Women and Queens University of Charlotte Men top the first College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America / TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll of the 2017-18 season.
The lack of understanding of how a team contributes to the student experience, the institutional mission and the institution’s fiscal health really shows how shortsighted this decision is. They don’t understand how additional cuts to programs and faculty will further undermine the University’s future
October 4, 2017- The ballots have been counted and the votes for the preseason poll were close! The Stanford University Women and California Men top the first College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America / TYR Top 25 Swimming & Diving Poll of the 2017-18 season.
On a near perfect Saturday morning at Lone Star Lake Park, Southern Illinois' Bryn Handley and Missouri's Giovanni Gutierrez Lozano captured 2017 CSCAA Open Water Titles.
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is excited to announce that the United States Naval Academy has been awarded the bid to host the 2018 National Invitational Championship (NIC), Presented by Speedo.
Entries for the 2017 CSCAA Open Water Championship are open now. Each race will be limited to 70 participants and entries will be admitted based on time of form submission.
Over the past dozen years the CSCAA has partnered with the Ted Mullin Fund to help raise awareness and money for Pediatric Sarcoma Research. The Ted Mullin Fund also supports
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