On May 19, the University announced cost-cutting measures that would eliminate the swimming and diving programs immediately. Besides the saving of budget dollars, Wright State was also concerned with the antiquated pool and the cost to maintain and/or replace such a facility.
At the June 8 meeting of the Wright State University Board of Trustees, the members gave the directive to the Interim President Curtis McCray and the Director of Athletics Bob Grant to explore a plan for the swimming and diving teams to compete during the 2017-18 season.
As a result, a group of former swimmers and friends have set out to make the upcoming season a reality through a fundraising effort. If the funds are raised, there will be a limited schedule, including the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships. This will give the student-athletes an opportunity for one more season.
The fundraising group has been charged to raise $85,000 by June 30, 2017. If you would like to contribute, you may go here.