UGA’s Bauerle won’t be at NCAA championships

Georgia swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle remains suspended and will not travel with either team to the NCAA championships, a team spokesman said Wednesday.

Bauerle was allowed to coach during practice and meet warmups since his suspension was announced Jan. 4, but will not be at the women’s championships, which are Thursday through Saturday in Minneapolis, or the men’s championships, which are March 27-29 in Austin, Texas.

Bauerle was suspended pending completion of an academic eligibility review of sophomore swimmer Chase Kalisz, though Kalisz was reinstated two weeks later. It is not known if Bauerle’s suspension was handed down by the UGA athletic association, the Southeastern Conference or the NCAA.

Open records requests by the Athens Banner-Herald have been denied. Under state law, documents pertaining to the investigation of a state employee cannot be released until 10 days after the investigation is closed.

The Lady Bulldogs won their fifth national title under Bauerle last year and have a good chance of repeating, especially coming off of a dominating run to win their fifth consecutive Southeastern Conference title. The Bulldogs head to NCAAs after finishing third at the conference championships last month.

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