Swimming & Diving Archives

Former Longhorns swimming in a Budapest bubble

After a day of training, Remedy Rule takes a seat in a Hungarian hotel room around a collection of her teammates. In the weeks since they’ve moved into a shared building, the women occasionally meet here, enclosed by walls patterned with shapes resembling the arrangement of a giraffe’s spots. They … Read More

23-time Big 12 champion Claire Adams retires at 21; Texas swimmer didn’t need Olympics to leave legacy

It is the paradox of becoming a great athlete: To do so requires constant dissatisfaction. No matter the achievement, it could have been better. No matter what you did, what will you do next? More than most, Claire Adams understands. More than anyone, her luck in Olympic years was wretched. Read More

Recapping our Texas Ten: Joseph Ossai, Charli Collier were both breakout Longhorns

This was supposed to be a typically busy weekend in a whirlwind spring semester at Texas. Baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf should be going strong. Instead, it’s quiet. Nobody knows when this coronavirus stoppage will end, and everybody is now worried about football season. School … Read More

Texas swimmers Adams and Pash, once and future teammates, blazed trail from Carmel to Austin

It is the night of her 19th birthday, and Kelly Pash takes a seat on the edge of her family’s kitchen table. Her burgundy dress, covered in sequins, reaches the floor. She first wore it years earlier as a sophomore at her high school prom. Her mother, father and two … Read More

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Longhorn swimmers lose a longtime assistant coach

On Wednesday, Texas confirmed that associate head coach Roric Fink is no longer with its women’s swimming and diving program. The news of Fink’s departure was first reported by swimswam.com. Texas did not offer an explanation for the coaching change or add any further comment. This … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas swimmers Conger, Haas take Olympic delay in stride

For the past year and a half, Jack Conger’s life had a peaceful, very regimented order about it. But that all took an abrupt if not totally unexpected turn last week when the Olympic swimmer heard the dramatic announcement from the International Olympic Committee. The news that the 2020 Olympic … Read More

Texas swim coach Eddie Reese praises Olympics postponement: ‘We’re playing this by ear’

Long-time Texas swimming coach Eddie Reese, a former U.S. Olympic swimming coach, said Tuesday he wasn’t the least bit surprised that the 2020 Games are being postponed. “They had to do it,” said Reese, who has served as head coach of the Olympic swim team three different times. “I really … Read More

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Texas men’s swimming and diving takes 41st straight conference title, women take eight straight Big 12 titles

The Texas men’s swimming and diving team took its 41st consecutive conference title while the women won their eighth straight Big 12 Championship in Morgantown, W.Va. on Saturday. The men scored 1,127 points while the women finished with 1,012. Neither second place team scored 900 points. Jordan Windle won his … Read More

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Texas swimming and diving team sets three meet records at Big 12 Championships

A trio of meet records fell as the Texas swimming and diving teams continued to dominate the Big 12 Championships in Morgantown, W.Va. on Friday. Texas posted meet records in the men’s 3-meter diving event, the men’s backstroke and the men’s 200 freestyle relay. The men lead with 764 points, … Read More

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Texas swimming and diving teams lead big at Big 12 Championships

Both Texas swimming and diving teams lead by nearly 100 points at the Big 12 Championships in Morgantown, W.Va., through two days of competition. The top-ranked Texas men have 382 points while West Virginia trails with 291 points. The No. 10 Texas women have 370 points as Kansas trails with … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: Indira Allick

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about swimmer Indira Allick. In 1991, Tico Clark became the first black letterwinner on the men’s swimming and diving program at … Read More

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Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams sweep SMU

Both Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took victories over SMU on Friday in Dallas. The No. 1 men’s team took a 194-101 win to finish the regular season undefeated. The Longhorns set 11 pool records at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center. The women’s team, ranked No. Read More

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Former Longhorn crowned at Diving Winter Nationals

Murphy Bromberg won a national championship and qualified for the 2020 FINA Diving World Cup team at the USA Diving Winter Nationals in Minneapolis on Saturday. Bromberg won the women’s 10-meter event and will compete for the United States at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo in April as … Read More

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Longhorns sweep Texas Diving Invitational

Texas men’s divers made it a 1-2-3-4 day at the Texas Diving Invitational at the Texas Swimming Center on Saturday. Jordan Windle won the platform event with a score of 415.90 points. That made three victories over the last three days for the Texas junior. He also won the 1-meter … Read More

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Texas divers win team titles at Nationals

Texas won the combined and women’s team titles at the USA Diving Nationals, which ended Sunday in Indianapolis. The Longhorns earned eight medals, and Murphy Bromberg and Alison Gibson qualified to represent the U.S. at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, in July. Bromberg won platform synchro and placed … Read More

Ex-UT swim star Madisyn Cox claims tainted vitamin triggered suspension, lawsuit says

Insisting she’s a victim and not a cheater, former University of Texas standout swimmer Madisyn Cox filed a lawsuit on Monday saying her six-month suspension from the pool last year was the result of a multivitamin that was contaminated with a banned substance. Cox, the 2017 world … Read More

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Longhorns sweep Big 12 swimming and diving awards

The Longhorns swept the Big 12 swimming and diving awards, the conference announced Thursday. The Texas men won every award for the fifth straight year while the women swept the Big 12 honors for the second year in a row. Eddie Reese led the Texas men’s swimmers to their 40th … Read More

Cal’s overall depth pushes Golden Bears past Texas at NCAA men’s swim championships

Home-pool advantage isn’t what it used to be. At least not for Texas, anyway. The Longhorns were happy to welcome the nation’s best inside the spectacular Texas Swim Center over the years, provided they all dragged along a cinder block. Texas hosted the NCAA men’s championships … Read More

Three out of four ain’t bad: Townley Haas wins NCAA 500 freestyle for third time in Texas career

Texas senior Townley Haas wanted to start out fast in the finals of the 500-yard freestyle Thursday night and see what happened. What happened was an NCAA record. Haas blew away the competition by more than two seconds and set a new meet and NCAA mark in the event with … Read More

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Texas men’s swimming and diving team opens NCAA Championships with American record

The Texas men’s swimming and diving team began the NCAA Championships on the right foot, winning the 800-yard freestyle relay and setting an American record Wednesday night at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The team of Townley Haas, Drew Kibler, Austin Katz and Jeff Newkirk clocked a time of 6 … Read More