Austin Katz

Jack Spitser’s Top Swimming Photos of 2019

2019 is a year that I will always remember, starting with getting hired with SwimSwam and my photographic career taking off.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Eddie Reese, Texas

Coach Eddie Reese’s Texas men couldn’t have swum much better at the Minnesota Invite, and they now lead our NCAA Power Ranks.

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Austin Katz & Drew Kibler Explain The Texas X Factor (Video)

When asked about the week the horns have had in Minnesota, Katz admitted that this Texas team is “weirder than we’ve ever been”

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2019 Minnesota Invitational: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

After punching a nation #1 time of 41.82 this morning in the 100 free, Texas’s Daniel Krueger is the favorite for the win tonight.

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Austin Katz Dips Under 1:40 in 200 Back at Minnesota Invite Day 4 Prelims

His time of 1:39.15 in the 200 back ranks second in the nation this year, behind only Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21).

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2019 Minnesota Invitational: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Texas Sophomore Drew Kibler put up the fastest prelims time in the 200 free, and will swim for a second event title after winning the 500 free last night.

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Jiang’s 44.9 and McHugh’s 50.7 Headline Minnesota Invite Day 3 Prelims

Swimmers like Alvin Jiang and Max McHugh continue to impress with nation-leading times during day 3 prelims at the 2019 Minnesota Invite.

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2019 Minnesota Invitational: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

After his nation-leading 4:12.17 in the 500 free during prelims, Arizona’s Brooks Fail will test that mark in tonight’s final.

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2019 Minnesota Invitational: Day One Finals Live Recap

Sidelined after being hit by a stray bullet this summer, Minnesota breaststroker Max McHugh is back. We’ll see him tonight on the 200 medley relay.

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Shaine Casas Becomes #7 All-Time Performer With 1:38.21 200 Back

Of the active NCAA swimmers on this list, Casas is now 2nd, behind only Austin Katz.

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Krueger Hits 43.0 and Pash Triples As Texas Men and Women Sweep Day 2 (SCY)

Longhorn Daniel Krueger has been swimming fast all season, and he became the first man to hit 43.0 this season today at the IU-Louisville-Texas tri meet.

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Texas Men and Women Beat IU and Louisville in LCM Action at Day 1 of Tri-Meet

Kelly Pash and Maxime Rooney each doubled for Texas, as both the Longhorn men and women defeated Indiana and Louisville in LCM action in Bloomington.

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College Swimming Weekly Preview: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2019

It’s a battle for Texas supremacy as the #15/#12 Texas A&M Aggies host the #5/#2 Texas Longhorns – Aggie standout Shaine Casas takes on a tough Texas roster.

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Krueger’s 41.99 100 Free the Highlight of Fast Texas Orange-White Meet

Texas sophomore Daniel Krueger, the top 100 free returner from last year’s NCAAs, became the first man in the still-young season to go (unofficially) sub-42.

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College Swimming Previews: Underclassmen and Transfers Buoy #2 Texas Men

The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.

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