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Rutgers Head Swimming and Diving Coach Collects 25 Medals at World Deaf Swimming Championships With Incoming Scarlet Knight

The hardware was not hard to come by for Jon Maccoll, the Scarlet Knights Head Swimming and Diving Coach, at the World Deaf Swimming Championships. Maccoll helped lead Team USA as their head coach to 25 total medals, including 13 gold, six silver and six bronze. 

Team USA finished second in total medals behind Ukraine who collected 28. However, Team USA led the field with the most gold medals.

Maccoll was not the only Scarlet Knight to win a medal or two, as incoming freshman Brooke Thompson collected eight medals herself. Thompson’s medals consisted of two gold in the 100 backstroke and 4x100 mixed free relay, three silver in the 50 free stroke, 200 backstroke and 4x100 medley relay, along with three bronze in the 100 fly, 400 free and 50 backstroke. 

This was not Thompson’s first appearance at the World Deaf Swimming Championships, back in 2019 she won gold in the 4x100 free relay and finished eighth in the 200 free stroke. To add to Thompson’s impressive resume, she is also an eighth-time Deaflympic with five golf and three bronze on her belt. 

Thompson’s talent is going to be a great addition on the banks. Her presence will hopefully help propel the historically average program. 

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