On Tuesday, the Indiana University breaststroke team was put to the task to complete the “red band challenge” at practice.
In the video, Indiana head coach Ray Looze Jr. explains the challenge on camera. Lily King joins him on camera, among other Indiana teammates Mackenzie Looze, Abby Kirkpatrick, Emily Weiss, and Cathy Graham.
The set was 20 25s on a 1:15 interval, using the red band, which is “the hardest band you can have.” The challenge for the swimmers was how many 25s could they make, using either fins and paddles, or just swimming.
Zane Backes, Gary Kostbade, and Brock Brown go for another 25, accompanied by Max Reich. After a few more heats, Mackenzie Looze’s 25 is captured on camera, being the only one in her group to make it the entire lap.