Ray Looze

Indiana Men Set to Host Iowa, Michigan

The Indiana University men’s swimming and diving team will compete against Big Ten opponents Iowa and Michigan at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.

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Indiana Opens Season with Tri-Meet vs. Kentucky, Notre Dame

The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to begin the 2019-20 season on Wednesday in Lexington, Ky.

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The Official SwimSwam Ballot for the 2019 Golden Goggles Awards

Do Regan Smith’s World Records upend Simone Manuel’s absolute medal haul and individual heroics? Let the debate rage on.

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USA Swimming Unveils 2019 Golden Goggles Awards Nominees

Spoiler alert: there’s only one nominee for Male Swimmer of the Year.

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2019-2020 NCAA Women’s Power Rankings: First Edition

There’s a lot of agreement among rankers with the top four teams. After that… not so much. Stanford chases four straight NCAA titles this spring.

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Former Stanford Assistant Jeff Kostoff Named Associate Head Coach at Minnesota

After three years at Indiana and three at his alma mater Stanford, Kostoff is headed to Minneapolis to join the Gopher staff.

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Day 1 Photo Vault

SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the intensity and excitement of Day 1 at the 2019 US National Championships.

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Lilly King, Andrew Gutman Tabbed as Indiana University’s Athletes of the Year

Indiana University Athletics announced that women’s swimming’s Lilly King and men’s soccer’s Andrew Gutman have been named IU’s 2018-19 Athletes of the Year.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Ray Looze, Indiana

Though May has been marked by major staff turnover in Bloomington (with assistant coaches Coley Stickels and Caitlin Hamilton both leaving for head coaching gigs and Kirk Grand moving to a different state), the month was also a banner one for IU-trained athletes, particularly the breaststroke group.

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Ray Looze Explains How Cory Chitwood Will Integrate into IU Coaching (Video)

While in Bloomington, SwimSwam sat down with IU head coach Ray Looze to ask about how IU would integrate their new coaches into the already successful culture.

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Indiana’s Paul Gabhart Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Gabhart is the second Indiana freshman from Bloomington South High School to seek a transfer.

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Practice + Pancakes: IU Breaststroke Clinic

We went to go film IU’s practice the day after the meet, expecting to get more of a recovery type of practice. Indiana doesn’t really “do that”

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Indiana to Add Former Arizona Assistant Cory Chitwood to Coaching Staff

Chitwood, best known for his success with Olympic distance swimmer Leah Smith, will join Ray Looze’s staff in Bloomington.

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Veteran Jonty Skinner Expected to be Named New Indiana Sprint Coach

Skinner, current Alabama senior associate head coach, will take the new Alabama head coach Stickel’s old job at Indiana University.

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Illinois State Hires IU’s Caitlin Hamilton As New Head Coach

Another coaching domino has fallen with even more ripple effects elsewhere in the NCAA: Illinois State has hired Indiana University assistant Caitlin Hamilton as the new head coach of their women’s swimming & diving program. That move also leaves Indiana down three assistants from last year’s staff.

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