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There was an initial tantrum. Uva swimming *was* Dino

There was absolutely nothing before him (first uva swimmer to qualify for NCAAs, training in the Mem Gym bathtub!). Many alums felt more allegiance to him than to UVA athletics which (fairly or unfairly) has long been portrayed as being unsupportive of swimming. When he was pushed out, the subsequent reaction made perfect sense. Unfortunately, that left the successor in an impossible situation. Ultimately it's on Busch to get results that can't be ignored, and it is a case by case personal decision for alums to be more engaged.

I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for less negativity from certain alumni, but I don't think alumni *owe* the current program much of anything.

(In response to this post by Hoos in da house)

Posted: 03/29/2017 at 09:30AM


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