Watch Dean Farris go 19.7 at the End of Practice in a Speedo (Race Video)

If you don’t know what the Eddie Reese Invite is, you need to click here right now. But for a quick refresher, the Eddie Reese Invite is an infamous event for the Texas men’s swimming team where the men suit up during a practice and race odd distances off the blocks. These distance include:

  • 600 free
  • 300 Fly, Back, Breast, Free, IM
  • 2,000 Free
  • 150 Fly, Back, Breast, Free
  • 50’s of all sorts

SwimSwam was lucky enough to capture this years Eddie Reese Invite, and as a teaser for the full video recap (coming soon), we wanted to share this tidbit with you. Many of the postgrads (and Harvard Olympic-redshirt, training at Texas Dean Farris) didn’t participate in the ERE because they are racing at the Knoxville Pro Swim next weekend. They had a normal workout… However. Dean wanted to get in on the racing, and challenged John Shebat to a 50 yard free race after their practice.

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10 months ago

Been waiting on an ERE video for the longest!! Sooo excited!

Reply to  Thank$$$
10 months ago

shouldn’t it be ERI?

Reply to  spectatorn
10 months ago

Eddie Reese Exhibition

Cynical Observer
10 months ago

Are you sure he only swam a 50 and not perhaps a 200 with drag socks from a push?

Reply to  Coleman Hodges
10 months ago

The crazy thing is that he just donated a kidney the day prior to this race.

Reply to  ATX
10 months ago

If you’re wondering why he was so slow (for him) off the blocks, it’s because after the gun, he heard some commotion and went to investigate, only to find and quickly resolve a hostage situation.

Outside Smoke
Reply to  ATX
10 months ago

Yes I’d heard about that, was the second time he’d done it too! So generous

Reply to  Cynical Observer
10 months ago

Now that’s just silly. You are clearly thinking of Schooling

Michael Schwartz
Reply to  Cynical Observer
10 months ago

Na…pretty sure this was a 50. But it was reverse freestyle, feet first.

10 months ago

He’s really developing in long course.

About Coleman Hodges

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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