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Moravian College to add Men’s and Women’s Swimming as Varsity Sports

Swimming will be offered beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year

Liberty swimming pool

BETHLEHEM, PA, February 26, 2020: Today, Moravian College, announced the addition of men’s and women’s swimming as varsity sports beginning in the 2021-22 academic year to bring the Greyhounds’ varsity sports total to 22.

“Everyone at Moravian is thrilled to add men’s and women’s swimming to the current roster of NCAA sports offered to our student-athletes,” commented Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College.  “We know the Landmark is a very competitive conference and we can’t wait to get going.”

The Greyhounds will begin competition in the Landmark Conference immediately in 2021-22, and both swim teams will train at Liberty High School for practices and all home meets.

“It is an exciting time for Moravian Athletics,” commented director of Athletics & Recreation Mary Beth Spirk. “The addition of swimming to our department will add to our already strong program. We are grateful to have the opportunity to train at Liberty High School and look forward to competing in the Landmark Conference for swimming.”

Moravian plans to begin its search for a head coach in April with the goal to have a coach in place by the summer and spend the 2020-21 academic year recruiting student-athletes for the initial season.

Prospective student-athletes and currently enrolled Moravian students interested in competing as a member of the 2021-2022 swim teams should contact Associate Director of Athletics Renee Hellert at for further information.

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About Moravian College

Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.