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USC Women's Swimming Signs Northwestern Transfer Calypso Sheridan

May 11, 2021

The USC women's swimming program has added All-American graduate transfer and two-time Big Ten Champion Calypso Sheridan to its 2021-2022 roster. 

"Calypso is one of the most talented student athletes I have ever worked with," said USC Head Swimming Coach Jeremy Kipp. "When she was admitted to the Viterbi School for Aerospace Engineering I was not surprised, but rather more impressed by her ability and willingness to reach ever further in her personal pursuits. We can't wait for Calyspo to join the Trojans in Los Angeles as she takes on a new challenge in her career."

A 5-foot-9, Brisbane, Australia native, Sheridan, will have one season of eligibility remaining. She comes to USC after three seasons (2018-2020) competing under Kipp while he was head coach at Northwestern, where she was an impact swimmer for the Wildcats. Sheridan elected not to compete in 2021, remaining in Australia to train for the duration of the year. 

"After an amazing four years representing Northwestern University, I'm incredibly excited and grateful to announce I will be completing my final year of eligibility and pursuing a masters in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California," said Sheridan. "A big thank you to Kipp and the rest of the USC crew, as well as my teammates and coaches at NU! Can't wait to Fight On!"

Sheridan's 2020 junior season was highlighted by two Big Ten titles, taking home hardware in the 400y IM (4:03.18) and 200y breast (2:06.85), as well as a second-place finish in the 200y IM (1:53.13).  She also contributed to the school record breaking 200y and 400y medley relays that finished third.   

 After setting a Big Ten and Northwestern record in the 400y IM at the NCAA Championships in 2019, Sheridan earned her first NCAA All-American honors with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. At the Big Ten Championships, she was second in the 400y IM (4:05.93), fourth in the 200y breast (2:07.98) and fifth in the 200y IM (1:55.77).   

Prior to arriving at Northwestern, Sheridan was a finalist in the 400 meter IM at the 2017 Australian Open Championships and the 2016 Olympic Trials. Earlier that year she won the 400y IM at the Short Course National Championship in 2016, while also finishing second in the 200y breast and third in the 200y IM.

 With a versatile skill set and ability to perform well across multiple events, Sheridan joins a USC team which finished fourth at the 2021 Pac-12 Women's Swim and Dive Championships.