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Ferrum College to Begin Offering Men’s Swimming Athletic Program


Women’s swimming was added in 2011 and the College is preparing to add a Division III men’s program as well .

Ferrum, Va. (Nov. 26, 2012) – Ferrum College announced today that men’s swimming has been added as an intercollegiate sport beginning in the fall of 2013.  The move follows on the heels of the creation of a women’s swim program in 2011.  Current women’s swimming coach Tom Calomeris will coach both teams.

“We have a proud athletic tradition and this will allow us to offer another option to our student-athletes,” said Athletic Director Abe Naff.

Men’s swimming is being offered as a club sport for the duration of the 2012-2013 school year.  The team will commence intercollegiate competition with the fall 2013 term.

“There are a number of strong high school and club swim programs in the region,” said Calomeris.  “This is an opportunity for young men who enjoy the sport to continue to compete while getting a first class education at Ferrum College.”

The Ferrum College pool underwent a significant renovation in 2011 with new lighting, electronic timing and new starting blocks. Men’s and women’s swimming join recently added men’s wrestling and men’s lacrosse, bringing the College’s number of athletic program offerings to 19.

Ferrum College Dean of Admissions, Gilda Woods said that admissions counselors recently began advising potential incoming students of the opportunity. “We think swimming, a lifetime activity, is a perfect fit for our students,” said Woods.

Those interested in swimming for the college are encouraged to contact the Ferrum College Athletic Department at (540) 365-4484.  They can also express their interest by completing a prospective athlete form by going to www.ferrum.edu and clicking on “athletics.”

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