Ray Looze Shares First Take on 2018 Men’s B1G Champs


Indiana University started the 2018 Big Ten Championships with two solid victories in the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays Wednesday night as the Hoosier men began their quest to defend their Big Ten title.

Head Coach Ray Looze took a few minutes following last night’s session to fill us in on how the two early victories set the team up for the rest of the meet, and where the team wants to be at NCAAs. Indiana broke the pool record in the 800 free relay, and for the first time in program history, Vini Lanza dipped under the 20-second barrier in the 50 fly on the 200 medley relay.

Even though not all swimmers have shaved for Big Ten’s (as evidenced by Blake Pieroni‘s beard) and this year’s main focus is NCAAs, Coach Looze must still “feed the water gods.”


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3 years ago

He puts it out there that Indiana doesn’t have the best weather, but he has one of the best pro and college programs.

So, if you want to go to Tokyo 2020……

Reply to  marklewis
3 years ago

If you want to go to Tokyo, go to Texas, Cal, Florida, or Indiana-maybe NC State. Who else am I missing?

Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
3 years ago

Georgia had the most in Rio.

Weak move
3 years ago

Pieroni shaves his whole body except his beard

Reply to  Weak move
3 years ago

Is this jack Collins ?

Don Megerle
3 years ago

You know…..

3 years ago

Dear SwimSwam,
Thanks for your continued coverage of swimming. Could you please consider having videos like this include spoken (even if voiceover) questions?! Would go a long way to those of us doing dishes and packing lunches at night!

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Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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