Grizzlies making waves in pool

If Andrew Hendricks ever wants to write a book, “How To Build a College Swimming Program” might be a good a working title.

The Franklin College men’s and women’s swimming coach has accomplished a great deal in the five years since establishing the school program, ranging from just establishing an identity to now winning major NCAA Division III meets, and even provisionally qualifying swimmers to the NCAA Championship meet coming up later in the month.

Starting any new college athletics program is a strict test of management skills. In Division III competition, where no athletics scholarships are awarded, there are additional dynamics at play, particularly when it comes to persuading top athletes in a given sport to attend the program in question.

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