Barbadian Olympian Danielle Titus Transferring from Tulane to Houston Subsequent Season


Barbadian Olympian Danielle Titus is transferring from Tulane to Houston for her senior season this fall, becoming a member of a former American Athletic Convention (AAC) rival simply because the Cougars formally bolt to the Huge 12 starting subsequent month.

“Given my excessive targets of being aggressive on the highest stage, I selected to switch to a faculty that was throughout the Energy 5 conferences and the place there have been internationals with comparable targets as me striving to signify their nation,” Titus informed SwimSwam. “As well as, on my journey to Houston, the ladies made me really feel so welcome and I felt as if it was an ideal match for me.”

Finest SCY Instances:

  • 50 again – 25.66
  • 100 again – 53.58
  • 200 again – 1:57.10
  • 200 IM – 2:03.14
  • 50 free – 24.22
  • 100 free – 51.11
  • 200 free – 1:51.22

Titus’ finest occasions (all of that are from 2021 or 2022) would have positioned her within the A-final of the 100 again and 200 again in addition to the B-final of the 200 IM, 100 free, and 200 free on the 2023 Huge 12 Championships. She received the 100 again (53.58) and 200 again (1:57.10) in program-record occasions on the 2022 AAC Championships as a sophomore, however didn’t compete at this yr’s convention championships as a junior.

The previous yr hasn’t been straightforward at Tulane. Former Inexperienced Wave head coach Leah Stancil resigned a day earlier than final fall semester began to take an assistant teaching job an hour up the street at LSU. To make issues harder, Tulane swimmers nonetheless should observe at a brief off-campus facility with the Reily Natatorium having been closed for the previous three years and never set to reopen till this fall.

The Inexperienced Wave completed final out of 9 groups on the 2023 AAC Championships after putting third out of 5 groups on the 2022 AAC Championships. That they had a pair of standout swimmers switch out of this system final yr between All-American Lilly Byrne and AAC runner-up Christiana Williams.

Houston head coach Tanica Jamison has captured AAC titles in her two seasons main the ladies’s-only program, which has received seven straight convention crowns. Persevering with that streak might be powerful subsequent yr in opposition to powerhouse Texas, however the Cougars will solely should take care of the Longhorns for a yr earlier than they depart for the SEC after the 2023-24 season.

Rising sophomore Bella Lojewski additionally introduced her switch from Houston to Houston final month.

Houston’s roster might characteristic practically a dozen worldwide skills subsequent season with Titus becoming a member of rising sophomore Athina Economon (Netherlands), rising sophomore Noor El Gendy (Egypt), rising junior Henrietta Fangli (Romania), rising senior Hedda Grelz (Sweden), rising senior Abby Jackson (England), potential fifth yr Julia Koluch (Poland), rising junior Adelaide Meuter (France), rising sophomore Alondra Ortiz (Costa Rica), rising sophomore Virag Peter (Hungary), and rising senior Emilia Waters (Canada).

Titus’ first main worldwide look got here on the 2016 Brief Course World Championships, and she or he has since represented Barbados on the World Junior Championships, two LCM World Championships (2019 and 2022), the Tokyo Olympics, and the Commonwealth Video games. She owns LCM particular person nationwide information within the 50 again (29.65), 100 again (1:03.15), and 200 again (2:19.18) in addition to SCM requirements within the 50 again (29.22), 100 again (1:01.52), 200 again (2:12.91), and 100 IM (1:06.25).


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