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Diver Dominic Giordano claims Pitt's first swimming/diving national championship

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Breaking up the Jamie Dixon/Pitt men's basketball head coaching search discussion a little, Pitt diver Dominic Giordano claimed the program's first swimming or diving national championship winning the three meter (3M) dive event at the NCAA championships.

Giordano's national championship also gave him All-American status and he became the first swimmer or diver at Pitt to earn that distinction since 2008. Giordano also took home eighth in the 1M dive and earned All-American status there as well. Also noteworthy is that as a junior, Giordano will get to come back next year and try to win another title.

Swimming and diving isn't something we talk about very much here. Most notably, as I recently mentioned on the site, the swimming and diving program is actually looking for a new head coach right now as long-time coach Chuck Knoles is retiring. But Giordano's amazing achievement shouldn't go unnoticed and it's great to see the program claim its first individual national championship. Hopefully it serves as a boost to the program as they make their next hire.

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