Zane Grothe was NOT Sad He Missed the IU “Flip at 49” 200 Free (Video)


  • Friday, 11/8-Saturday, 11/9
  • Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center, Bloomington, IN
  • LCM (Friday)/SCY (Saturday)
  • Day 1 Results
  • Scores
    • Women
      • Texas 146, Indiana 134
      • Texas 173, Louisville 107
      • Indiana 166, Louisville 115
    •  Men
      • Texas 157.5, Indiana 121.5
      • Texas 187, Louisville 88
      • Indiana 197, Louisville 84

Reported by Robert Gibbs.

If you promise to do something kinda crazy, they will click…

Or something like that.

Earlier this week, Indiana alumni and U.S. National Teams Zach Apple and Blake Pieroni made an effort to garner more followers on the Indiana Swimming & Diving Instagram by promising to attempt to swim the first half of a 200 free (LCM) in under 50 seconds if the Instagram account got 18,000 followers by Friday.

Swimmers are by nature something of a masochistic bunch, and apparently the promise of watching other swimmers suffer was too good to pass up. IU’s Instagram account had less than 15,000 followers earlier this week, but now has over 21,000 followers, presumably due to the duo’s promise of self-inflicted pain.

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2 years ago

Wait….post grads…hummm interesting! Nothing changes at IU or the NCAA.

Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Pacing is for cowards.

First to the 25
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Are you the Iowa head coach?

Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

He couldn’t have done it if he had a running start. That said, he probably would have been a little bit better than 1:05 and 1:08 on the back half.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

“Could’ve”… “probably”…

Reply to  Olympian
2 years ago

” Possibly ….eventually “….

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