Didn’t they just get a new coach? It may be a tough year this year, but it may be a sign of improvement in the future. He may be implementing changes that some of the former members weren’t ready for but will move the program in the right direction. I don’t think this is a negative, just growing pains.
Nothing wrong with a little house cleaning! It will likely be better for the program in the long run. Get rid of the people that don’t want to work and will infect the rest of the team with negativity and a poor training environment. Props to the new coach.
It’s probably the best thing for the program. If he clears it out, then the recruits he brings in will be in line with his philosophy instead of the previous head coach. We had that happen here with our women and while we are young, none of the swimmers from the previous coach are around.