Peek Behind the Curtain of Texas Men’s 2016 NCAA Championship Team

The Texas Longhorns won their 12th men’s team NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday, and in the process won 9 event titles.

  • Will Licon won the 200 breast and 200 IM, the former of which was the fastest time ever.
  • Joseph Schooling swam the fastest times in history in the 100 fly and 200 fly.
  • Townley Haas won the 200 free and the 500 free, including the 200 in a new record-crushing time.
  • Texas won the 800 free relay in a new NCAA Record – leading a field that had the three-fastest times in history.
  • Texas won the 200 free relay, part of a 4-of-5 event titles start to the meet.
  • Texas won their third relay in the 400 medley relay, with a new NCAA and U.S. Open Record.
  • Eddie Reese won his 12th men’s NCAA title, which ties him with Richard Quick (former coach at Stanford, Texas, and Auburn) as the most ever by a men’s head coach.

In the above video, courtesy of the Texas Longhorns, see all of the action from an exciting Longhorn weekend.

Below, see a video taken by of the UT Tower being lit up burnt orange in honor of the victory. This is a tradition at the University of Texas that honors many things, but in the case of the #1 on the side indicates a national championship.


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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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