SwimSwam Podcast: Ray Looze on What Makes a Perfect Breaststroke

On SwimSwam Podcast, we’re giving you an in-depth listen at all things swimming. Host Coleman Hodges welcomes guests and guest co-hosts alike to get perspective on our ever-changing swimming universe and break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Indiana head coach Ray Looze, who has built up quite possibly the best breaststroke group on earth. He talks about the ins and outs of learning how to coach breaststroke, what he looks for in potential recruits, and how to build up a great breaststroke. Looze coaches, among others, American greats Cody Miller, Lilly King, and Annie Lazor. He talks about what each of them do really well, and where they don’t necessarily excel.

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SwimNerd7
4 months ago

Should have asked him what makes a kid transfer from his program.

B hole surfer
Reply to  SwimNerd7
4 months ago

creative and original!

Swimmom
Reply to  B hole surfer
4 months ago

Truth

Icanfreezetime
Reply to  SwimNerd7
4 months ago

Regardless, another informative interview for the new-ish SwimParent (like me) in the sport. THANKS to Coleman, et al. Interesting insight in many aspects of BR. Recently, our coach handles BR swimmers differently from sprinters and distance. . . AND the results are encouraging with new found achievements. Cheers!

Corn Pop
Reply to  Icanfreezetime
4 months ago

I knew a top level coach who believed Breastroke was another sport , not swimming.

Chance
4 months ago

Dolphin kicks!

Sun Yangs Hammer
4 months ago

SwimSwam Podcast: Ray Looze on How to Keep Swimmers for Four Years.

new
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
4 months ago

Can someone please explain the joke to me? Thanks

JCO
Reply to  new
4 months ago

A handful of swimmers have transferred out of IU to other schools (most commonly Alabama) over the last few years. While transfers happen in college sports, Indiana is one of the schools that experiences the most people transferring out along with Arizona State

Entgegen
Reply to  new
4 months ago

There’s a lot of transfers out of Indiana and they are notorious for playing favorites and being not so kind to those who aren’t in their favor.

Swimmom
Reply to  new
4 months ago

Okay transparency…not a handful! You can easily determine attrition on teams by going to their roster and changing the year to see who left year after year. Example 2016 class boasted 12 freshmen of which 1 remained at this years graduation.

Winner
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
4 months ago

Didn’t they leave because Coley left to Alabama? I mean, TBH… he’s a phenomenal sprint coach… so that may be the reason? Just speculating 👍

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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