Indiana University Breastrokers Do The “Red Band Challenge” At Practice

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.

After coach’s explanation, the video shows the team beginning the set. Zane Backes pushes off the wall closest to the camera, next to him being Gary Kostbade, and Brock Brown in the next lane over.

Lily King and Tristan DeWitt push off the wall next, King just out touching DeWitt at the end of the lap.

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.

The video then jumps to Bailey Andison and Laura Morley getting ready to push off the wall, followed by Bailey Kovac finishing strong to the wall.

Toward the end of the video, Tristan DeWitt, Jassen Yep and Lily King race, cheered on by their teammates. Brock Brown’s last 25 marks the end of the completed challenge. 


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2 years ago

The quality is better on their Instagram post

Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Going for herd immunity in the transfer portal.

Big Poppa Pump
2 years ago

Tune in next time for Red Transfer Portal Challenge

2 years ago

Lily not in Budapest?

Reply to  Heyo
2 years ago

Might not have been filmed yesterday…

2 years ago

This is awesome! I love Indiana and the GOAT, Ray Looze!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Guerra
2 years ago

Couldn’t hold Jim Councilman’s jock strap.

2 years ago

2 more Hoosiers to the portal. A sophomore and a junior

Reply to  oops
2 years ago

Any clue on who?

Reply to  swimfan210_
2 years ago

Will Gallant and Jakub Karl.