FINA Decides to Ratify All 8 Indiana World Record Setting Relays

After initially only accepting a handful, FINA has opted to accept all 8 of Indiana’s relays World Record setting relays set in September: just a few days after FINA first began accepting World Records in those events. Only two of the records were initially accepted.

Of course, these records (many of which have since been broken) will be credited to the United States, rather than Indiana, but this will be quite a coup for head coach Ray Looze to put on his coaching resume.

Initially, there was a question of whether swims would have to break a threshold before being considered as the initial FINA recognized World Records in that event, but today Indiana announced that instead they were just going to accept all of the swims. Of course, none of the swimmers, as they’re all NCAA athletes, will receive any World Record bonuses for their swims, which probably didn’t hurt in this decision.

The relay records as ratified by FINA are below. Though FINA is a bit lagged on their record recognition, the two that remain are the long course mixed records in the 400 mixed freestyle and medley relays, as far as we can tell:

400 Meter Mixed Medley Relay*

Allie Day, Mike Hurley, Tanner Kurz, Haley Lips – 4:13.47

200 Meter Medley Relay

Grace Padget, Heather Hayes, Bailey Pressey, Claudia Di Capua – 2:04.34

400 Meter Mixed Freestyle Relay*

Lindsay Vrooman, Kait Flederbach, Steve Schmuhl, Jackson Miller – 3:45.38

200 Meter Freestyle Relay

Cody Miller, James Wells, Matt Gerth, Philip Butler – 1:36.81

200 Meter Mixed Medley Relay

James Wells, Cody Miller, Gia Dalesandro, Olivia Barker – 1:49.87

200 Meter Mixed Freestyle Relay

Bailey Pressey, Stephanie Armstrong, Tanner Kurz, Cody Miller – 1:41.16

200 Meter Medley Relay

Curtis Goss, Blaine Nichols, Kyle Johnson, Tanner Kurz – 1:50.07

200 Meter Freestyle Relay

Stephanie Marchuk, Claudia Di Capua, Audrey Scott, Grace Padget – 1:54.97

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Sorry, I just wanted to pull off the internet equivalent of what Indiana did w/ those relays.




Oh god that was good. *golf clap*


Heh. Heard about that. Gotta tip the hat to Coach Looze. He’s crafty. His resume is voluminous as it is. A few of his less known, and most impressive(to me, at least), entries(TL;DR skip to end for the ADD crowd): He was a CCS(Bay Area high school section) champion two years out here in the 200 IM, for the Serra Padres, and was class of ’86 I believe. He also broke up the three-peat threatened by the Cary Huff in the 100 breast, during Ray’s senior year. 1:51.0 and 57.4 out of HS, in the mid 80s. Not shabby. That graduating class puts him a bit after Barry Bonds(class of ’82), and a bit before Tom Brady(class of ’95), as… Read more »


Wow, thanks for sharing Peter! I appreciated reading though that! As a senior in high school I am beginning my preliminary college search and will definitely give mr. Looze a ring when I get the chance. I love crafts, and you said it best, he’s crafty! So he must be a perfect fit for me. You’re the man Pete! Your comment is the reason swim swam allows people to comment on articles!
Have an A1 day,


Good to hear Walter. The ‘crafty’ is a reference to song lyrics. So it should probably just say he is an excellent coach, and we are sending a swimmer from our club to him next year. Maybe you’ll be teammates one day! Do your homework on the coaches and the programs. Pick a school for all the right reasons, and pick a program for its coach. Cheers

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