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Swimming and Diving Opens New Chapter
The 2021–22 season marks a new era for the Marist swimming and diving program. After 45 years of distinguished service, Director of Swimming Larry VanWagner retired on June 1, 2021. Anthony Randall took over as head coach of the women's and men's programs 24 days later. Randall brings over a decade of Division I experience to the program. He came to Marist from Fresno State, where he served as assistant and associate head coach for five years. The Marist swimming and diving teams opened their 2021–22 seasons Oct. 15. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Foxes did not compete during the 2020–21 season. In the 2019–20 season, the men's program went 11–2 overall, 5–1 against MAAC opponents, and placed second at the MAAC Championships. The women's team was 8–5 on the season, 4–1 in MAAC competition, and took third place at the conference championships. Both the women's and men's teams were picked to finish third in the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll.