B&W Swim Talk Show: The 3 Worst Things About College Swimming

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 9

November 10th, 2015 Big 12, News, Video

The opinions of Elvis and JMax are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SwimSwam. 

In the first episode of Black&White Swim Talk, Elvis and JMax rank the top 3 worst things about college swimming. Special guest Dax Hill gives his take on the state of college swimming, discusses his potential retirement, and serves as judge for an all-Texas addition of “Swimming Celebrity Look-alikes”.

Justin Max and Elvis Burrows were teammates at the University of Kentucky from 2006 through 2010.
Since graduating from UK, each has continued to be involved in the swimming world. JMax has coached both club and high school swimming for the past 5 years, and has had state champions at each level, as well as Junior and Senior National qualifiers.  He is currently serving as the Head Age Group Coach for a club team in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Elvis has continued his swimming career professionally and internationally. He is a Bahamian national record holder in 4 different events, and has represented the Bahamas at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and many other international competitions, most notably World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He is currently training for the 2016 Rio games.

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Exhibition swims happen in high school swimming as well. And that’s exactly why it occurs in HS swimming- the coaches are all friends and it makes the loss look less painful when AD’s look at scores. My high school team (25 swimmers) swam against a team of 10 kids and they only lost by 20 points, where in reality we won by triple digit amounts. It’s not just college swimming.


Swam all my life and I honestly still couldn’t tell you how many points are awarded to 1st 2nd or 3rd place.


Your next guests should defiantly be the BroZ. We’d love to talk about what it’s like to be better looking than our former coach.


You shouldn’t be talking about head coach Stepha like that.

I’ma defiantly say no’


You shouldn’t be talking about head coach Stepha like that.

I’ma defiantly say ‘no’


You guys are funny! I sat through whole thing!

About Braden Keith

Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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