Indiana University Coaches Race 200 Free Before Big-10’s

by Jack McCormick 27

February 23rd, 2021 Big Ten, News, Video

Three of Indiana’s coaches, John Long, Cory Chitwood, and Delia Weber, raced in a 200 free as the school’s team preps for the Big-10 Championships over the next two weeks. The swim came following a deal made with Blake Pieroni last fall that, if he swam below a 1:33.3 in the 200 free at Indiana’s Pro Race Day, the assistant coaches would have to race the event themselves.

All three of the coaches who took part in the race were high-level NCAA Division 1 and 2 athletes. Of the three, Chitwood had the most impressive collegiate career, winning the Division 1 NCAA championship in the 200 back three times and qualifying for the U.S. National Team in 2011 and 2012. John Long was a multiple-event Division 2 finalist in the sprint freestyle races while swimming at Queen’s University. Weber was a CCSA champion in the 1650 for Liberty University.

The fastest of the three coaches was Chitwood, who touched in 1:42.0, with Long just behind him in 1:43.6. Long went out fast in the race, flipping at 48.2 at the 100, but was run down by Chitwood over the final 50 of the race. Weber finished in 1:53.07, just over two seconds off her lifetime best of 1:50.83 from 2015.

Splits:

Chitwood

  • 23.1
  • 25.4
  • 26.7
  • 26.8
  • Total Time: 1:42.0

Long

  • 22.6
  • 25.6
  • 26.9
  • 28.5
  • Total Time: 1:43.6

Weber

  • 25.3
  • 28.0
  • 29.3
  • 30.1
  • Total Time: 1:53.07

Indiana is currently preparing for the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships which are set to kick off later this week at the University of Minnesota and the men’s meet which will be held a week later at Ohio State University. SwimSwam has the women predicted to finish in 4th, behind Ohio State, Michigan, and Northwestern.

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PFA
1 month ago

Weber’s splits were on the video 25.3 28.0 (53.3) 29.3 (1:22.9) and 30.1

HoosierEli
1 month ago

The University of Indiana is in PA. Indiana University, where these three coaches work is in Bloomington, Indiana…

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  HoosierEli
1 month ago

As an IU Bloomington Alumnus, was going to mention the same thing. Thanks HoosierEli. SwimSwam, please change the headline & header, thanks. This is IU Bloomington, not U of Indiana in PA. Notice we say “IU” not U of I (such as Illinois for example). Thank you. Much appreciated.

exswimcoach
Reply to  HoosierEli
1 month ago

Actually the name of the school is Indiana University of PA NOT the University of Indiana. That would be like saying University of West Virginia when everyone knows it’s West Virginia University.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  exswimcoach
1 month ago

you right, my error. Guess I was focused on IU Bloomington, et al throughout the state, didn’t fact check enough.

KfromPA
Reply to  HoosierEli
1 month ago

It’s actually IUP (Indiana University of Penn.) in PA, too! Both IU, no U of Indiana!

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  KfromPA
1 month ago

yup, I stand corrected

HoosierDaddy
1 month ago

I really wish Coach Looze would have raced!! I think he could’ve gone low 130s for sure, maybe even breaking 130! Go Hoosiers!!!!

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
1 month ago

1:19.9 and not a single second more

PFA
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
1 month ago

19.5, 20.4 (39.90) 20.04, 20.05 1:19.99

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

Easy work

PVSFree
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

Smh didn’t even negative split it, does he even deserve the Indiana coaching job?

Seeger33
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

Hit the wall in that last 50.

HoosierDaddy
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
1 month ago

You are one brilliant man!

Guerra
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
1 month ago

I was hoping the GOAT would swim the 400 IM!

Danas R
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
1 month ago

GOAT needs to do the 200 fly!