Swimming and Diving

Erz promoted to head athletic trainer

Anthony Erz began his career at Penn in 2015 as an assistant athletic trainer and previously worked as head athletic trainer for the football and men’s lacrosse teams.

Penn Today Staff

In the News


Student organization at Penn giving free swim lessons to children with special needs

Penn students are providing free on-campus swim lessons to children with special needs through national nonprofit SNUGS.


The New York Times

Lia Thomas wins an N.C.A.A. swimming title

With her victory in Atlanta, Thomas became the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. swimming championship in the 500-yard freestyle.


Sports Illustrated

‘I am Lia’: The trans swimmer dividing America tells her story

In her first year swimming for the Penn women’s team after three seasons competing against men, Penn senior Lia Thomas throttled her competition. She set records en route to becoming the nation’s most powerful female collegiate swimmer. “I just want to show trans kids and younger trans athletes that they’re not alone,” she says. “They don’t have to choose between who they are and the sport they love.”