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Swimmers try to save program

Tom Archdeacon reports a fund drive is underway to save the program

Award-winning sports writer Tom Archdeacon, writing in the DDN, reports that a funds drive is underway to save the WSU swimming program.

A group of former swimmers have a goal of raising $85,000 by June 30 and are close to reaching that target.

Supposedly, according to the University, cutting the swim program would save half a million dollars a year in salaries, travel and operational expenses.  That figure is disputed by former swimmers who content that the program actually produces a million dollars annually when tuition and room and board are counted.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the 38 athletic scholarships will be continued and the coaches salaries will be honored.

Read Archdeacon's story at the Dayton Daily News.