USA Triathlon has had great success in recruiting runners with swimming backgrounds and USAT Collegiate Recruitment Program (CRP) Manager, Barb Lindquist, is going to be on this thread to answer your questions and hopefully find its next star on LetsRun.com.
Gwen Jorgensen, the 2016 Olympic champ is the most famous runner to come through the program, but Katie Hursey Zaferes (runner at Syracuse), a 2016 Olympian who is now ranked No. 2 in the world, came from the running world as did first year pro, Morgan Pearson (Colorado) who is already the No. 2 ranked U.S. man on the Olympic Qualification Ranking for Tokyo.
Barb Lindquist made the 2004 Olympic team and is a former world #1 for triathlon. She was an ex-collegiate swimmer from Stanford.
Feel free to ask you questions about the program here or the swimming/running credentials they are looking for. You can find more details on the CRP here: