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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8 days ago

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

Reply to  oops
8 days ago

Any clue on who?

Reply to  swimfan210_
8 days ago

Will Gallant and Jakub Karl.

Steve Nolan
8 days ago

Next time maybe they can try the red bandwidth challenge. What they film that on, a 2004 flip phone?! COME ON.

Reply to  Steve Nolan
7 days ago

The quality is better on their Instagram post

8 days ago

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

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Guerra
8 days ago

Couldn’t hold Jim Councilman’s jock strap.