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UCLA Women's Swimming: Another Mediocre End to the Season

The UCLA women's swimming team finished tied for 21st at the NCAA's, which concluded on Saturday. UCLA swimmers broke 5 school records at the meet- freshman Madison White in the 200 back, the 4x100 free relay, senior Lauren Baker in the 500 free, the 4x50 free relay and senior Ting Quah in the 100 fly. Congrats to the swimmers for the school records.

But- 21st?

Cyndi Gallagher just completed her 26th season as the head coach at UCLA. She was not hired by Doughnut, but this does absolve Doughnut of responsibility for the program.

Doughnut became AD at UCLA in April, 2002. He clearly had no responsibilities with respect to the program that year.

But here are the UCLA swimming positions in the NCAA's since then, beginning with 2003-

11th

7th

18th

20th

15th

31st

41st

19th

20th

tied for 37th

tied for 21st

And Doughnut fiddles while Rome burns. It is obvious that Doughnut's policy of benign neglect is not working in this program.

This is not meant to detract from the sacrifices and dedication of our student-athletes. They work hard for themselves, for their teammates, and for their school. They deserve our support. They also deserve the best possible chance to succeed as a group, and to revel in their shared accomplishments at the highest national levels. And that chance is clearly not available to them, based on the numbers.

Wake up, Doughnut. If we are going to have a program, let's take the necessary steps to move up the ladder. Quit dipping your toes in the shallow end.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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