In the record books, Georgia swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle won his 500thÂ and 501stÂ career victories in a dual menâ€™s and womenâ€™s meet against N.C. State at UGAâ€™s Gabrielson Natatorium this past Saturday. But Bauerle actually was not in attendance. Neither was his top male swimmer.
An academic eligibility issue has left both Bauerle and sophomore Chase Kalisz under suspension. The pair was indefinitely sidelined by UGA until the athletic associationâ€™s compliance department can complete a review of events that took place after Kaliszâ€™s academic eligibility came into question sometime after the fall semester ended last month.
Georgia is staying very tight-lipped about the situation, and so is Bauerle.
â€œI canâ€™t say anything at this time,â€ Bauerle said on Sunday. â€œHopefully things will get ironed out.â€
Academic issue lands UGA swim coach Jack Bauerle (and swimmer Chase Kalisz) in hot water