Practice + Pancakes: Eddie Reese Gives Texas Men “Numbers” Set for Trials Taper

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After the Pro Swim in San Antonio, SwimSwam drove an hour north to Austin to see what Eddie Reese’s longhorns were up to leading into the 2022 US World Champ Trials. On this Wednesday, the taper workout was simple: Eddie gave you a number, and you got to that number. For most of the guys, it was somewhere between 3k-4k. We talk with a lot of the guys about how did they get their yardage in, including Carson Foster, Maxime Rooney, Shaine Casas, and David Johnston.

The most entertaining part of practice, however, was the trash talk between Casas and Johnston. IF Casas ends up going to the US Summer Nationals in Irvine, then the duo is set to race in either a 400 free or 400 IM, both parties betting on themselves to take either race.

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swimfan27
3 months ago

Johnston would wreck Shaine LCM

Ol' Longhorn
3 months ago

Love the dude who didn’t know his number. “You had one task…”

Ol' Longhorn
3 months ago

“I’m done with tapers. You screw up your own.”

Xman
3 months ago

What are the Dimensions for the pool?

Horninco
Reply to  Xman
3 months ago

There are 5-50 m lanes and 5-25 yard lens

Texan
Reply to  Xman
3 months ago

It’s an odd shaped pool, kind of like a P. When set up for 50 meters, you have five lanes of 50 meters and then another five lanes of 25 yards. All running north south. You can change the pool over to short course and run 10 lanes of 25 yards east west, with an additional 5 lanes of 25 yards in the north part of the 50 meter.

Xman
Reply to  Texan
3 months ago

Strange but I guess if space was limited not bad

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  Xman
3 months ago

From what I can tell (the couple SS vids shot there) it’s right by the TSC and space was VERY limited. Amazing that the pool got built; it was at least rumored way back in the late 1980s when I trained there as a teenager.

ReneDescartes
3 months ago

aTm tat, horns cap

Lovetoswim
3 months ago

Love this one! So fun!

steer
3 months ago

david johnston copied ldyia jacobys smile change my mind

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
3 months ago

1:02 – Katz, he still swimming?

HeatFan14
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
3 months ago

I know it’s not him, but that might be his cap

HJones
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
3 months ago

That’s his cap but I’m 99.9% that isn’t him. I heard that he was done swimming.

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  HJones
3 months ago

I think that is BCharles.

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