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Texas-ex Troy Dumais falls short of fifth Olympics games, Murphy Bromberg misses out on making Olympic team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With one long hug and a few brief words, Troy Dumais asked Kristian Ipsen to carry on the legacy of American diving. Ipsen smiled, Dumais choked back tears and now the two longtime synchro partners are heading in drastically different directions. On Saturday, Ipsen and … Read More

Texas swimmers hoping to make Olympic impact at U.S. Trials

Texas swimmers definitely have left their burnt-orange imprint on the Olympic rings. Consider what unfolded at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia. One third of the U.S. men’s team, including divers, were from UT. Or how about 2004? That’s when seven swimmers with Longhorn ties made the U.S. team. The … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: It’s swimming first, then surgery for Texas’ Madisyn Cox

For much of next week, Madisyn Cox will be under water at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center, the site of the 2016 Olympic swimming trials. But she’d prefer to be under the radar, too. Way under. It’s not that the Texas junior fears the pressure of the biggest stage this side of … Read More

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Dumais and Bromberg take second, but fail to qualify at U.S. Olympic Trials

Former Longhorn Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen took second place in the men’s synchronized three-meter final but failed to qualify for Rio at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, Ind. on Wednesday night. Texas junior Murphy Bromberg also took second with Delaney Schnell with 846.42 points in the women’s side … Read More

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Taylor and Gibson advance to three-meter final at U.S. Olympic Trials

Maren Taylor and Alison Gibson each placed in the top-12 of the women’s three-meter semifinals, qualifying for Sunday’s finals, at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Tuesday. Taylor, a former Longhorn who earned All-America honors 11 times, scored 541.60 points in the preliminary and semifinal rounds to finish in 11th place. Read More

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Former Texas diver Troy Dumais chases more Olympic history as career winds down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Dumais started diving with a dream of becoming the best in the world. He’s leaving the sport still trying to prove it. With a new wave of daring, young competitors eager to replace him on the international stage, a nerve injury that has been causing … Read More

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Bromberg qualifies second in women’s platform diving at U.S. Olympic Trials

Four current, former and future Longhorns qualified for the diving finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday. Texas junior Murphy Bromberg led the way, qualifying second in the women’s platform event. Bromberg scored 645.95 points through the preliminary and semifinal rounds. Jessica Parratto is in first place with 714.95 … Read More

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Anderson, Bromberg advance to diving finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

Texas senior Mark Anderson, junior Murphy Bromberg and Texas exes Troy Dumais and Cory Bowersox advanced to the finals of their diving events on Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dumais, who is attempting to become the first American male diver to compete in five Olympics, and … Read More

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Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin expected for Longhorn Aquatics Elite Invite

Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin have truck-fulls of Olympic medals and both will compete in Austin at the Longhorn Aquatics Elite Invite this week. The swimming competition is a warm-up for the 2016 Olympic Trials. The meet will air on the Longhorn Network from June 3- 5. Here is a piece … Read More

How does Texas top back-to-back NCAA titles? How about a three-peat?

Some compassionate soul had the foresight to suggest Mike Perrin bring a spare change of clothes to the final day of the NCAA swimming and diving championships Saturday. Absent that advice, Perrin, the first-year athletic director at Texas, might have had a squishy seat … Read More

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Texas men poised to join Michigan as winningest swim programs in NCAA history

The Longhorns, with a near insurmountable lead, should win their 12th NCAA swimming and diving title tonight. And if Texas does bring home the national title, UT would tie Michigan as the all-time winningest program in men’s swimming history. Coach Eddie Reese has coached all of the Longhorns championship wins. Read More

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Longhorn swimmers Townley Haas, Joseph Schooling set major records with NCAA wins

Townley Haas, who is only a freshman, smashed an American record Friday night in winning the 200-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships. Meanwhile, teammate Joseph Schooling also swam the fastest time ever in the 100 butterfly. The two helped push Texas to a commanding lead in the team title standings, … Read More

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Longhorn swimmers go on amazing victory run to open NCAA championships

Texas is the defending national champion in men’s swimming. And given the way they’ve opened the first full day of competition Thursday in Atlanta, another team title could be imminent. UT won the first three events Thursday. Coupled with their victory in the 800-yard free relay Wednesday, the only event … Read More

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Longhorns break records in 800 freestyle relay at NCAA Championships

The top-ranked Texas men’s swimming team broke multiple records in the 800-yard freestyle relay on the first day of the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday. Jack Conger, Townley Haas, Clark Smith and Joseph Schooling teamed up to take the Longhorns’ 13th national title in the event with a … Read More

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Longhorns earn three honorable mention awards at NCAA Championships

Madisyn Cox, Jordan Surhoff and the 200-yard medley relay team each took home honorable mention All-America awards at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Ga. on Friday. Cox took the top spot in the consolation final of the 400 individual medley with a time of 4 minutes, 5.78 seconds. It was … Read More

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Cox takes fourth in 200 IM at NCAA Championships

Madisyn Cox finished fourth in the women’s 200-yard individual medley as the Longhorns competed on the second day of the NCAA swimming and diving championships in Atlanta, Ga. Cox finished in the top-four for the second-straight year at the NCAA Championships. She finished the race in 1 minute, 54.80 seconds. Read More

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Longhorns take 10th place in opening event at NCAA Championships

The Texas Longhorns swimming and diving team kicked off the NCAA Championships with a 10th place finish in the women’s 800-meter relay, earning 14 points on the night’s only event. Madisyn Cox, Quinn Carrozza, Nora McCullagh and Tasija Karosas finished sixth in their 800-yard relay heat to take 10th place … Read More

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Texas divers qualify for NCAA Championships

Mark Anderson won the platform diving event at the NCAA Zone D diving meet in College Station on Wednesday to qualify for his third event for the NCAA Championships. Anderson scored 812.30 points, needing just a top-12 finish to qualify. He joins divers Cory Bowersox and Sean O’Brien along with … Read More

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Records fall as Longhorns lead Big 12 Championships

The Texas men and women continued to set meet records at the Big 12 Championships being held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Friday. The Texas men increased their team lead on the strength of five victories on Friday. Jonathan Roberts started the night with a … Read More

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Texas continues to dominate at Big 12 Championships

The Texas Longhorns swimming and diving teams dominated on the second day of the Big 12 Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center on Thursday. The Texas men swept all four events while the women set records in the 400 medley relay. For the men, Townley Haas won … Read More