SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 3, 2020—
Much like the rest of the world, Indiana head coach Ray Looze has had difficulties processing the coronavirus pandemic that has caused normal life to be turned upside down. Looze and his Indiana team lost a chance to compete at the NCAA Championships and he has had to resort to coaching from home while trying to prepare for an Olympic Games that is now another 400+ days away. But he has put a positive spin on it. “Typically we take the month of August as a break time so we are trying to look at now as a break time. But I feel like this will be a much longer break than any of us are i ...
Lilly King |
Ray Looze |
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April 3, 2020—
With the head coach role opening up at USC , his alma mater, Indiana head coach Ray Looze ‘s name quickly emerged among swimming circles as a potential candidate. In a conference call Friday, however, he said he is not pursuing the position. “Although my alma mater means a great deal to me and I wish that they’re as successful as possible, I’ve been at Indiana 18 years now and I’m excited about where we’re going as a program,” Looze, the 10-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, said. “It’s one of the best programs in the country, presently, and we’ve got unfinished business here. I think t ...
Ray Looze won't pursue USC #swim coaching job
April 2, 2020—
Three-time NCAA champion Vini Lanza has returned home from Indiana to be with his family in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped training. Lanza, who turned 23 less than two weeks ago, has been using a lake at a family farm in Coronel Xavier Chaves, about 170 km away from his hometown of Belo Horizonte, to get some laps in while local facilities are shutdown. He and his father even built walls to turn on and makeshift lane ropes made out of fishing line and styrofoam trays. “During this quarantine period, all the pools I use were closed,” Lanza told ...
March 31, 2020—
Like every swimmer in the NCAA, Indiana’s Ryley Ober had her world turned upside down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US and cancellations, university shutdowns and travel restrictions started coming fast and furious. Ober, who has now wrapped up her freshman season with the Hoosiers, was getting set to attend her first NCAA Championship meet before it was cancelled on March 12 . In this time of uncertainty for everyone, Ober has been able to spend more time on a lifelong passion. Initially planning on pursuing illustration or something similar as her major in college, the six-tim ...
Ryley Ober finding more time for #artistic passion. #swimming
BANGOR DAILY NEWS
March 27, 2020—
James Wells and Olivia Harper, members of the Bath-based Long Reach Swim Club's national team, had qualified in the 100-yard backstroke for the Olympic Trials, originally scheduled for June in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Olivia Harper |
#Olympic #swimming hopefuls sidetracked by delay ...
March 25, 2020—
In his most recent YouTube vlog posted on Wednesday , two-time Olympic medalist Cody Miller revealed to his fans that he and a small group of Indiana pros had been training in Evansville prior to the postponement of the Olympics on Tuesday . At the beginning of the video, Miller shows himself outside of Evansville’s Lloyd Pool as he finds out about the Games being moved back. He describes how over the past two weeks, since the COVID-19 pandemic prevented college swimmers from training at all (he usually trains with the Indiana Hoosiers), he had been alternating staying one night at h ...
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March 20, 2020—
Josh Matheny is a swimmer without a pool. The Upper St. Clair junior is attempting to continue to train for the Olympic Trials, which are scheduled for June 21-28 in Omaha, Neb. Because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country, his high school is closed through April 14. So are Canon-McMillan and Chartiers Valley, out of which his club team, PEAQ, operates.
Many Olympic hopefuls like Josh Matheny are without training facilities ...
March 3, 2020—
1. CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS Last year: 1st (560 points) – Returning points: 408.5
2. TEXAS LONGHORNS Last year: 2nd (475 points) – Returning points: 293.5
3. INDIANA HOOSIERS Last year: 3rd (385.5 points) – Returning points: 148
#Swimming World predicts CAL Texas Indian in that order for the men's NCAA champs
INDIANA DAILY STUDENT
March 2, 2020—
For the first time since 2017, the Big Ten men’s swimming and diving champions were not wearing cream and crimson Saturday night. It was the 41st conference championship for Michigan.
Ohio State ultimately edged out IU for second. Michigan finished with 1,548 points, Ohio State scored 1,329 and IU had 1,321.5. Michigan also beat IU in 2016, the last time the Hoosiers didn't win the conference.
Big Ten men's #swimming conference champs 1st Michigan, 2nd Ohio State, 3rd Indiana
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Feb. 28, 2020—
Several weeks of USA Swimming Speedo Sectionals kicked off on Thursday night with distance events, the meets being held in College Station, Texas and Carlsbad, California. The highlight of the evening was Michael Brinegar’s 8:03.34 winning effort in the 800-meter freestyle in College Station, which is racing in long course during the night session.
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Jude Williams |
Great 800m free (8:03) by Michael Brinegar in TX #swimming