SwimmingLiberty Swimming Joins Atlantic Sun Conference

Liberty Swimming Joins Atlantic Sun Conference

The Liberty swimming & diving team will compete in the Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Conference for the 2023-24 Academic Year, as announced today by league officials.

The ASUN will sponsor swimming & diving for the first time and will include Liberty, Bellarmine, Florida Gulf Coast, Gardner-Webb, North Florida, Queens and UNC Asheville. These seven teams represent the ASUN, Big South and Conference USA.

The Lady Flames won each of the last five Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) titles before the CCSA ended its 16-year existence after the 2022-23 season.

Liberty had been a member of the CCSA since the program’s inception in the 2010-11 academic year, winning six total titles, including the last five in a row.

In November of 2021, Liberty Athletics accepted an invitation to join Conference USA, starting with the 2023-24 athletics season. The announcement made Conference USA the new all-sport conference for 16 of Liberty’s 20 NCAA Division I athletics programs.

Conference USA does not sponsor the sports of men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, field hockey or women’s swimming & diving.

Liberty’s field hockey program will continue as an associate member of the BIG EAST Conference, while women’s lacrosse and women’s swimming & diving will compete in the ASUN and men’ soccer will play in the Ohio Valley Conference.

“As a longstanding member of the CCSA, we are excited and grateful to continue our relationship with fellow members now under the banner of ASUN. With the addition of Queens and growth of other programs, ASUN swimming and diving will afford student-athletes an attractive and competitive championship experience. We are grateful to Commissioner Gumbart, his staff and the campus administrators for bringing this opportunity to fruition.”

Ian McCaw, Liberty University Director of Athletics

 “As 13-year CCSA members, we’re thrilled for the opportunity to stay with our CCSA friends in the new ASUN Swimming & Diving conference. The move from CCSA to ASUN is a logical progression and we’re grateful for the opportunity!”

Jake Shellenberger

Liberty University Women’s Swimming & Diving Head Coach

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with Liberty Athletics. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com. 

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