Dean Farris to Train at Texas for Part of the Summer (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  1. Michael Andrew– 21.73
  2. Peter Holoda– 22.70
  3. Shane Ryan– 23.01

Michael Andrew scorched a lifetime best 21.73 to dominate this race by a second. That took .02 off his former lifetime best of 21.75. Andrew swam that 21.75 twice at last summer’s World Juniors to set the World Junior Record and win the title. Behind him, Auburn-based sprint standouts Peter Holodaand Shane Ryan rounded out the top 3.

Florida’s World Champion Caeleb Dressel finished 6th here in 23.13. He followed closely behind incoming Gator Will Davis (23.01) and Harvard All-American Dean Farris (23.10). Dressel’s time was about a second slower than he was at this meet last season, but in all likelihood he’s in extremely heavy training.


  1. Shane Ryan– 54.66
  2. Youssef Said- 55.55
  3. Joey Reilman- 56.17

Some difficulties with the wedges caused a delay, but once they got back up an running, Shane Ryanreturned to the pool. This time, Irish Olympian Ryan came out on top as he posted a 54.66 ahead of Georgia’s Youssef Said. All-American Dean Farris, who set an Ivy League Record in the yards version of this race, also returned for his 2nd race of the night as he touched 10th in 57.17.

Caeleb Dressel also swam this race, touching in 58.71 for 21st overall. Interestingly, they had to run 5 heats of 8 swimmers instead of the usual 4 heats of 10 swimmers as they weren’t able to find 10 working wedges for the event.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of

oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
4 years ago

What are the odds Eddie decides to swim a few laps since Dean’s there?

He Gets It Done Again
4 years ago

Since Dean Farris is geographically the center of the universe, it would technically be more accurate to say that Austin, TX will come to Dean Farris.

4 years ago

When Dean Farris pees in the pool it gets faster.

Reply to  Grrr
4 years ago

Harvard and Texas can fund their programs indefinitely by selling the very pool water that Dean pees in.

what do about training with texas
4 years ago

what do about training with texas

4 years ago

Training for the 200 free LC with Haas & Eddie = perfect idea

4 years ago

Heard Eddie is a great training partner!

4 years ago

Dean going to Texas to teach Eddie how to coach. Maybe Eddie will finally coach a great swimmer now

Double Arm Freestyle
4 years ago


Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo
4 years ago

The sick woman had to touch Jesus Christ to be healed. But these swimmers at Texas will become MP level simply after they swim in the same pool as Dean Farris.

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

Read More »