Greg Meehan Video Interview: After this relay, we want people to make fun of us

Video produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Tony Carroll. 


  • NCAA – 3:09.40 – Georgia – 2013
  • Championship – 3:09.40 – Georgia – 2013
  • American – 3:10.63 – Arizona – 2013
  • US Open – 3:09.40 – Georgia – 2013
  • 2014 Champion – Stanford – 3:10.83

With a new American, US Open, and NCAA record, Stanford wins the final event of the day with a 3:08.54. Lia Neal lead off with a 46.84, followed by a 47.98 from Janet Hu, a 47.93 from Lindsey Engel, and a 45.79 anchor split from Simone Manuel. California was also under the previous record with a 3:09.76. Missy Franklin lead off with a 46.66 100 freestyle.

Georgia was third with a 3:12.08 and Texas A&M finsihed fourth at 3:13.20. They needed a fourth place relay finish to pass Virginia in the team race for fouth place overall. A fifth place finish in the relay would have resulted in a tie for fourth place.

NC State finished fifth at 3:13.21, Wisconsin was sixth at 3:13.84, Florida finished seventh at 3:14.27, and Auburn was eighth at 3:15.49.

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Roger von Oech

Good stuff. The Stanford women performed very well. Interesting thought on the 800 free relay.

I especially liked Greg’s comment about what he said to the 200 medley relay personnel before their “B Final” swim: “I want you to swim so fast that people will make fun of you afterwards.” That swim could have played out in a variety of different ways (most of them slower). Good coaching on his part (and good swimming on their part).

It must make him smile when he sees 3 frosh and a sophomore on the 400 free relay!


Great meet. UVA slipped to 5th by one one hundredth then on final relay. TAMU out-touched NCSU by that. Congrats to TAMU though – they did what they needed to.

bobo gigi

Mr Meehan is a great young coach. The future of US coaching.
I really hope he will lead the US women’s olympic team next year. He deserves it.
And if it’s not him, pick coach McKeever.

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