Zane Waddell Reveals Secret to his 44 100 Backstroke (Video)


Reported by Nick Pecoraro.


  • SEC Meet: 44.73 2/16/2017 Connor Oslin, Alabama
  • Pool: 44.61 12/3/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
  • NCAA: 43.49 3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy California
  1. Zane Waddell (Alabama)- 44.77
  2. Kacper Stokowski (Florida)- 45.31
  3. Joey Rilman (Tennesse)- 45.35

South-African native Zane Waddell split a 21.5/23.27 in his back race to have a great finish to win his first SEC title. His winning time of 44.77 moves him up to #3 in the NCAA and #2 all-time in Alabama school history. After not winning a title from 1985 to 2015, Waddell adds to the 4th win for Alabama in this event in the last 5 years.

Second went to Kacper Stokowski (45.31) and third went to Joey Rilman (45.35), which are #5 and #6 in the NCAA as well. Stokowski’s finish also boosts Florida’s lead on Mizzou to a 72-point lead.

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Ol' Longhorn

The “girl side” of his brain took over?


In b4 he starts getting ripped on for being sexist

He pretty clearly said “neural”. If he had said “girl” I’m pretty sure that Coleman would’ve used that in his headline lol. And probably would’ve asked him to explain what he meant by that.

Noisier than expected in the icebath room. We’ll try and find quieter corners for future interviews so the sound comes across better.

Ol' Longhorn

He would have been a lot faster if he’d gone full-on girl brain.


yeah, what the hell is he talking about


The “neural” said of his brain. He’s saying he was just counting on muscle memory throughout the race, not putting much into active planning


Neural side of the brain guys his accent isn’t that thick.


Gotta make a big deal out of nothing so you can be angry about something


It was the party going on in the background, a bit hard to hear for some.

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