Just two days into the 2018 FINA World Championships in Hangzhou, China, and the Trojans have already amassed an impressive medal count, led by Hungary's Katinka Hosszu with two golds and a silver, a pair of relay medals for Russia's Vladimir Morozov and another relay medal for American Kendyl Stewart.
Former USC Swimming Coach Don LaMont, who guided the Trojan women's team for 10 years following a highly successful club coaching career and prior to a long stint of service for the university, died last week, months after suffering a severe stroke. He was 82.
USC Coach Dave Salo will serve as the American men's head coach and will be joined by a host of former Trojan greats – All-Americans, Olympians and NCAA champions including Katinka Hosszu, Haley Anderson and Vladimir Morozov – as they represent their respective countries beginning Tuesday morning in Hangzhou, China (Monday afternoon local time) at the 2018 FINA World Championships (25m).
Senior Patrick Mulcare, junior Louise Hansson and sophomore Maggie Aroesty were all victorious to lead the Trojans on the final night of the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational on Saturday (Dec. 1) in Austin.
Junior Louise Hansson won the 100y fly by matching her school record – tying the second fastest time in history – while senior Carsten Vissering crushed his school record en route to a win in the 100y breast, highlighting 16 Trojans in A finals at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational on Friday (Nov. 30) in Austin.
Seconds were the story of the day for the USC swim teams on the second night of the 2018 Texas Hall of Fame Invitational as they combined for five second-place finishes on a strong Thursday evening for the Trojans in Austin.