Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain has officially announced the addition of Men and Women’s Swimming as the newest varsity intercollegiate sports and the hiring of Drew Peterson as the program’s inaugural head coach.

The addition of the two programs will have the RedHawks set to join the Mid-South Conference in 2020-2021 academic year. The RedHawks will be one of 11 Men’s Swimming programs and 12 Women’s Swimming programs in the MSC.

The RedHawks will begin competition in the fall of 2020. The RedHawks already have a home facility in the Grissom Natatorium, which is attached to the Robert E. Curry Christian Life Center.