Coach’s Log: Broken 500s with Eddie Reese

*Video produced by SwimSwam contributor Coleman Hodges.*

The Longhorns have won 10 NCAA Championships in Eddie’s 25 years at Texas and he says something special is brewing down in Austin this fall. We saw a glimpse of that at their Orange and White meet last Friday.

In this interview with Garrett McCaffrey, Eddie talks about some of special things happening in the training pool, including a set they did the week before their blazing fast intrasquad meet. Eddie is known for never repeating workouts, but he will do some sets multiple times per year to see where his swimmers are at. This set of broken 500s is one of those.

4 Times:

200 on 2:20

2 100’s on 1:10

2 50’s on :45

Easy 200 on 4 mins


4 Times:

Stroke 150 on 2:00

3 50’s on :45 x 5

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“I have never looked to make anything easier”

Swimming world will lose a great coach and a great character when Eddie finally decided to hang his speedo’s.

His swimmers and anyone who knows him love that man. About his practices… he never repeats them because he makes them up every day; based on where each swimmer or group is at, or how they feel that day, etc.

He will coach for sure for Jack Conger years… His replacement will not be Kris Kubik who will retire when Eddie retires. Here is a link to possible Eddie’s replacement that insiders are talking about.

John Smith

Agreed. I was lucky to swim for him…… and so is my son.

Max Kowal

Oh snap is your son clark?


Thanks Eddie for the great insights! Nice interview Garrett!

About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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