SSPC: Ray Looze Breaks Down his New Training Focus at Indiana – Proprioception

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

Indiana University Head Coach Ray Looze unpacks the 2021 BIG TEN schedule, his plans for NCAAs, and proprioception (the perception of the position and movement of the body). I just call it Mind-Body Connection. Ray calls it the future of the sport and details his proprioception work at IU since 2015. Ray’s team (coaches and elite swimmers) are like an Aquatic Research & Development department innovating in eye-popping ways…

Anyone who knows Ray should not be surprised… As a USC student-athlete, he was a standout in and out of the pool. He became the first non-football playing Trojan in school history to earn GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. In 1989, he was recognized as the school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He was also a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner and received recognition as a finalist for the 1989 Rhodes Scholarship and the 1990 NCAA Walter Byers Award. Ray graduated USC magna cum laude in finance and earned a master’s degree from the School of Education at the University of Texas Austin.

Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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everyones talking
3 months ago

got here before guerra. I win the internet.

Reply to  everyones talking
3 months ago

and thus this meme has been set in stone

3 months ago

swimswam knows how to make the comment section more exciting when there is few major meets.

Gold Medal Mel Stewart
Reply to  whever
3 months ago

Ray was our Coach of the Year, and I do like talking with my old national team member. I always learn something new. I mean, if Ray made time to come on the pod weekly, I’d have him on, re: the swim-conversation is always fluid and never stops.

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
3 months ago

You should have said, “Ray is our Coach of the Year and GOAT Coach and I do like talking with my old national team member.” It sounds better…

3 months ago

here before guerra

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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