Eddie Reese Hops in the Pool and Swims with Texas Men’s Team

by Spencer Penland 16

March 04th, 2021 Big 12, College, News

The 2020-2021 NCAA swimming season has been full of twists and turns, most of which required adaptability, understanding, and patience on the part of swimmers and coaches alike. Not all surprises are bad, however. Yesterday, Texas men’s head swimming coach Eddie Reese provided the swimming community with an awesome, but definitely unexpected, surprise. Reese, 79, hopped in the pool with the swimmers during their workout, wearing a full-body Fastskin.

Texas post grad Bryce Bohman posted a few pictures on his Instagram yesterday, showing Reese both in the pool with the swimmer, and after he got out.

Although Eddie Reese is now known primarily as the most accomplished NCAA swimming coach in history, some of the younger members of the swimming community may not know he also had a very successful career as a swimmer. Reese swam collegiately at Florida, where he became the first Gator ever to win 5 SEC titles in a single year. To this day, Reese has the 3rd-most individual SEC titles in Florida history, having accumulated 7 over his career.

Texas’ men’s team is preparing for the men’s NCAA Championships, which scheduled to take place in just a few short weeks. Yet again, the Longhorns find themselves vying for the NCAA team title, which they have won a record 14 of, and all of which were won under Reese’s leadership.

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3 years ago

Is that a sharkskin Speedo Fastskin circa 1999 he’s wearing? I still have one of those in the back of my wardrobe somewhere…

Bob Steele
3 years ago

Time flies when you’re having FUN!! Go git em Longhorn!!!

3 years ago

Your move Ray Looze

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  Swimdude
3 years ago

Looze has to win conference first.

3 years ago

Now if only he would wear a straight-brim hat slightly to the side like Tusup

Reply to  Lpman
3 years ago

And squat 500lbs while on roids

Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

Obviously just getting ready to be thrown in the pool after the NCAA win.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

I wish I was as optimistic as you are. Horns will be good, very good, but Cal is also scary good. Longhorns must winn 3-4 events at least to win it all, and divers to show up. Who can win individuals: Carson, Katz, Kibler, Jiang…? Maybe. It is going to be a very tough race for the first place.

By the way, I was told there was a video of Eddie swimming freestyle there, not just a picture, on Wyatt’s Instagram account, so you might check that. Also, Eddie swims breaststroke after an NCAA win, his favorite stroke. 🙂

Last edited 3 years ago by PsychoDad
Reply to  PsychoDad
3 years ago

Relays and their top diver can push them over the top. For Cal it’s grieshop who needs to step up he scored 49 pats two years ago.

3 years ago

Video or it didn’t happen

3 years ago

I love Eddie! This is priceless and he is the best!

3 years ago

Eddie Reese is Speedo’s next sponsored athlete.