Longhorns are having a party  Splishing and Splashing to national championships

 

 

 

 

1979- To Present Eddie Reese

NCAA Championship (1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2015, 2016,2017)

Kubick says of Reese "He is a brilliant human being", "He's brilliant at reading people and understanding people.  Alcalde says that Reece has  a "combination of smarts, intuition, hard work, and a dash of serendipity". 

1978-Coach Eddie Reese

Tony Scott is an All American

  • His teams win an amazing 32 consecutive conference titles from 1980 thru 2017. 

  • He coaches 42 individual NCAA champions, 204 All-Americans and 26 Olympians who have won 29 gold medals.

  • 1992 he is the coach of  the men's swimming team at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Voted NCAA Men's Swimming Coach of the Year eight times: 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2001.

  • ASCA (American Swim Coaches' Association )Coach of the year in 1991, 2005, 2006, and 2009.

  • He wins  the coveted CSCA award in 1991 for the coach who contributes  the most to the sport of swimming.

  • Reese is inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2002, the the Hall of Honor in 1996.

  • In 2002 he is inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. 

Eddie Reese developed the "wheels" method which involved a swimmer pulling himself up the Ramps at Memorial stadium on a 2 x 4 plank with lawn mower wheels on the back.

1979-Coach Eddie Reese 4-4

SMU maintains their edge of the Longhorn men's swim team by beating  them for the 23rd consecutive time.  John Henry, Gary Grimsby, Ned Stack, and Duncan Hawthorn sets a school record in the 400 relay and John Kenny sets a school  record in the 200 butterfly. 

Tony Scott and Kelly Rives are All Americans

1980-Coach Eddie Reese 6-3

TEAM FINISHEs ONLY 12 POINTS BEHIND THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS- CAL BERKELEY

After 23 consecutive years of losing to SMU the Longhorns finally win the SWC. Swimmers win 12 of 18 events at the SWC meet setting one American record, 7 conference records, and 10 school records.

Clay Britt is the first Longhorn ever in the history of Longhorn swimmers to win an individual NCAA National Championship. He sets an American record in the 100 backstroke.

 

 

 

 

Clay Brit's accomplishments include:

  • 3-time NCAA 100 yard Backstroke Champion, 1980,81,82

  • American Record 100 yard Backstroke, 1981

  • 3 time NCAA 400 Medley Relay Champion, 1980,1981,1982

  • Member 1982 US World Championships Swim Team in Equador

  • Member US World University Games Swim Team 1981 in Romania

Clay Brit is now a Master Swim Instructor

 

 

Clay Brit, Scott Spann, Nick Nevid (no picture), and (Kris Kircher) are the first Longhorns to ever win the national championship in a relay event.

 

 

 

 

1981 Coach Eddie Reese National Champions 6-2

 

1981: UT CAPTURES FIRST NATIONAL TITLE
Event Champions:
- 100 butterfly
- 100 backstroke
- 50 freestyle
- 400 medley relay
- 400 free relay

 

 

Co- Captains were Scott Spann and Kris Kirchner.

After finishing a school-best second at the 1980 NCAA Championships, the Longhorns enter the '81 season as the favorite to claim their first-ever national crown. Not only did they do just that, but they did it at their own pool. Scott Spann (100 butterfly) Clay Britt (100 backstroke) and Kris Kirchner (200 freestyle) each win titles as Texas outdistanced runner-up UCLA 259-189. 

The Horns break school records in 6 events and SWC records in all relays.  At the national meet the Longhorns set three American records, two U.S. records, and two NCAA records.  

Reese is named Coach of the year. 

 

William Paulus Olympics 1980

At the University of Texas under Coach Eddie Reese, Paulus is a four-year all-American, five-time SWC champion, two-time NCAA champion and helps the Longhorns win their first-ever NCAA Championship in 1981. In 1980 he sets the world record and qualifies for the United State's Olympic swim team; however, he did not attend the Olympics due to the U.S.'s boycott. 

 

 

Kris Kirchner is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 50 free

Scott Spann is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 100 butterfly

1982-Coach Eddie Reese 7-1 Team finished 2nd to UCLA

 

 

Rick Carey is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 100 and 200 backstroke. He won in American record times.

 

1983-Coach Eddie Reese 5-2 THIRD AT THE ncaa MEET

1981- 1985 Matt Scoggin is an Olympian diver for Texas under Mike Brown. . Matt will become the Head Diving Coach at Texas in 1996. 

 

 

 

1984-Coach Eddie Reese 7-2 Team was second at NCAA's

At the SWC meet the Horns won the first 10 of 11 events in routing SMU.  The 400 yard medley relay consisting of Carey, May, Rives, and Ellison said a best time nationally for the year. 

Rick Carey is the first Longhorn swimmer since 1936 to win an Olympic gold medal

Rick Carey - Olympics 1980 -1984

Rick Carey wins  the NCAA championship in the 200 backstroke three years in a row and the 100 back two years in a row.

 

 

 

 

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Ken Flaherty

 

1985-Coach Eddie Reese- 4-1  Team wins SWc - more info to follow

At Nationals Carey and  Scoggins were National champs

  

1986-Coach Eddie Reese 5-4 more info to follow

 

 

1987-Coach Eddie Reese 10-1 more info to follow

1988 - coach: Eddie Reese National Champions 8-3 more info to follow

 

Chris Jacobs, Shaun Jordan, Keith Anderson and Doug Gjertsen are the first Longhorn relay team  to win the 800 free in NCAA history.

Shaun Jordan and Chris Jacobs win Olympic gold. Shaun is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 100 free

Shaun Jordan Olympics 1988, 1992

Shaun Jordan is on 4 National championship teams.

Link to Shaun Jordan 's acceptance speech at induction to TSDHOF

http://www.tsdhof.org/shaun-jordan/

Gjertsen and Stackle each capture titles (200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke) and three UT relays finish with top honors to help Texas edge runner-up USC by 54.5 points. Of UT's 424 points, 304 are scored by individuals and a whopping 179 are from the sophomore class. 

 

Doug Gjertson Olympics 1988, 1992

The versatility of Doug Gjertsen, Kirk Stackle and Chris Jacobs combine with quality depth to lead Texas to its second NCAA title.

Doug Gjertsen is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 200 free.

Kirk Stackle Olympics 1988

Kirk Stackle  wins  an individual title at the NCAAs for three straight years. 

Kirk Stackle is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 200 and 100 breaststroke. 

Chris Jacobs Olympics 1988

Daniel Watters - Olympics 1988

 

 

1989 - Coach Eddie Reese National Champions more info to follow

1989: BACK-TO-BACK
Event Champions:
- 100 freestyle
- 200 breaststroke
- 400 free relay
- 800 free relay
- 400 medley relay

Sophomore Shaun Jordan (100 freestyle) and Kirk Stackle (200 breaststroke) each capture individual titles as Texas cruises to its second straight title and finishes the 1980s with three national crowns. Doug Djertsen competes in 13 races in three days, scoring in three individual events and anchors all four relays as the Longhorns tally 475 points to runner-up Stanford's 396. 

1990 - coach: Eddie Reese National Champions 6-1




Jeff Thibault, Kirk Stackle, Shaun Jordan and Doug Gjertsen set the American record in the 400 Medley.  

HORNS RING IN THE  90's
Event Champions:
- 200 freestyle
- 100 breaststroke
- 200 free relay
- 800 free relay
- 400 medley relay

The Horns set an NCAA scoring record while winning their third-straight title, outdistancing USC 506-423. UT has 15 athletes score in 20 events, as Doug Gjertsen (200 freestyle) and Kirk Stackle (100 breaststroke) win titles and Shaun Jordan tallies three second-place finishes (50, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly). UT wins four of five relays, setting American records in the 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay. Josh Davis is a freshman.

1991 - coach: Eddie Reese National Champions 9-0 more info to follow

Shaun Jordan, Jeff Thibault, Adam Wergh,  Doug Dickins set the American record in the 200 Medley

1991: FOUR IN A ROW
Event Champions:
- 50 freestyle
- 100 freestyle
- 3-meter diving
- 200 free relay
- 400 free relay
- 200 medley relay
- 800 free relay

Shaun Jordan wins the  (50 freestyle/ 100 freestyle)  while UT post wins in four of five relays in route to its fourth consecutive NCAA title. The Horns win the opening event, the 200 freestyle relay, by setting an American record (1:17.89), and lead from the start to finish in taking the title with 476 points to Stanford's runner-up total of 420. UT is  the first school since USC (1974-77) to win four straight NCAA swimming and diving crowns. 

 

1992 - Coach Eddie Reese 4-3 Finished 2nd at the National meet.

Stanford demolished Texas at the championship meet 632 to 356. Jason Rhodes won the 3 meter dive. Jeff Thibault set a conference record in the 100 and 200 backstroke and Matt Stahlman was the SWC highpoint swimmer.

Shaun Jordan, Doug Gjertsen and Hans Dersch win Olympic Gold

 

 

Hans Dersch Olympics 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993 - Coach Eddie Reese 8-0 more info to follow

 

1994 - Coach Eddie Reese 11-1 more info to follow

Josh Davis is a 23 time All American and 4 time NCAA Champion. 

Neil Walker came to UT as a freshman in 1994 and is  a huge influence on Longhorn teams for the next 14 years. Under Eddie Reese and Kris Kubik, Walker earn 25 all-American awards, back-to-back NCAA individual titles and six Big 12 conference titles. He is also a member of the 1996 NCAA championship team. He set an NCAA record in the 50-yard freestyle and swims the 100-yard back in 44.92 seconds, setting an American, U.S. Open, and NCAA record. Competing for Team USA for 10 years (1997-2007), including the 2000 & 2004 Olympic Games, Walker earns 17 gold medals, eight silver medals and one bronze medal. He is elected USA National Team captain in 2005, 2006 and 2007 during the last few years of his competitive career.     

As of 2015 Neil Walker has the fastest Longhorn time in the 100 Back.

Link to Neil Walker induction acceptance speech into TSDHOF is below

http://www.tsdhof.org/neil-walker

Jason Fink, Josh Davis, Chris Eckerman, Gary Hall, Jr set the American record in the 400 free. 

1995 - Coach Eddie Reese 8-3 more info to follow

1996 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin (Diving) National Champions

Coach Matt Scoggin Joins Coach Reese As The Diving Coach. He Is The Olympic Diving Coach In 2000,2008, And 2012

             

 

1996- 5-1 Coach Eddie Reese National Champions more info to follow

 

 

 

 

1996: A TEAM EFFORT
Event Champions:
- 200 Free Relay
** Third Team In History To Win Team Championship With No Individual Titles **

Texas took an early lead with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay, and never looks back as UT is the only team to score in every swimming event. The Horns did not win an individual event, but earn five silver medals to demonstrate a strong team effort. Only the 1948 Michigan and 1983 Florida squads  pulled off the winless feat before. The Longhorns defeat Auburn 479-443.5, and in defending the "home pool," made the phrase "Our Home, Our Pool, Our Title," a reality once again. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Scoggins Diving coach 1996 to present more info to follow

Brad Bridgewater, Josh Davis, and Gary Hall win Olympic Gold

Josh Davis is a 23 time All American and 4 time NCAA Champion. 

Josh Davis- Olympics 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 - Coach Eddie Reese 5-4 more info to follow

As of 2015 Neil Walker has the fastest Longhorn time in the 100 Back.

1998 - Coach Eddie Reese 7-2 more info to follow

 

 

Gary Hall Olympics 1996, 2000, 2004

 

 

 

 

1999 - Coach Eddie Reese 6-2 more info to follow

 

2000 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions

10-0 more info to follow

2000: RETURN TO GLORY
Event Champions:
- 100 backstroke
- 1-meter diving
- 3-meter diving
- 800 free relay
- 200 medley relay
- 400 medley relay

 

 

 

 

Jaimie Rauch Olympian 2000

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Peirson Olympics 2000, 2004, 2008

 

2005-Aaron Peirsol is USA Swimming Athlete of the the Year.

He turns pro after just two years at Texas but still wins 6 NCAA championships and 11 All American honors. 

As of 2015 Aaron Peirsol has the fastest Longhorn time in the 200 Back.

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy Hannan Olympics 2000

 

 

 

Troy Dumais leads  the Longhorn charge with victories on both the one- and three-meter springboards to help Texas capture its seventh NCAA title. Matt Ulrickson claims individual gold in the 100-meter backstroke. Texas relay teams also produce bringing home titles the 800-meter freestyle relay and the 200- and 400-meter medley relays. In all, the Longhorns place 29 swimmers and divers in individual-event finals to score 538 points and finish 153 points ahead of second place Auburn (385). 

Ian Crocker, Gary Hall, Tommy Hannan, and Neil Walker win Olympic Gold

 

2001 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions 7-1 more info to follow

2001: THE LEGACY CONTINUES
Event Champions:
- 200 backstroke
- 100 breaststroke
- 200 breaststroke
- 100 butterfly
- 1-meter diving
- 3-meter diving
- 400 freestyle relay
- 800 freestyle relay
- 200 medley relay
- 400 medley relay

In 2001, Texas Swimming & Diving teams are fast to the top. In one of the fastest NCAA Championships to date the Longhorns win 11 of the meet's 21 events, claiming four of five relays and accounting for six of the eight American and NCAA records set at the 2001 NCAA's

Nate Dusing is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 200 individual medley in an American record time. 

Nate Dusing tallys two individual titles in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke, while  leading the Longhorns to four relay crowns in the 200 and 400 medley and 400 and 800 freestyle relays- all setting NCAA and American records.

Nate Dusing is a 27 time All American and broke the NCAA and American 200 IM record. He is 2001 NCAA swimmer of the year and a a member of the Olympic team in 2000 and 2004

In 2001 Ian Crocker wins the 100 butterfly and in  2002 Ian sets a new American and NCAA record with his first-place time of 45.44 in the 100-yard butterfly

Ian Crocker participates in the Olympics in 2000,2004, 2008. He is 2004 NCAA Swimmer of the Year and 10 time NCAA Champion and 22 time All American. He is the only the 3rd athlete in the history of the 100 butterfly to win the National championship all 4 years. 

 

 

 

As of 2015 Brendan Hansen has the fastest Longhorn time in the 100 Breaststroke.

In 2001 Brendan Hansen wins the 100 and 2002 breaststroke and in 2002 Brendan captures the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke titles for the second consecutive year. 

In 2006 Hansen is named USA Swimming Male Athlete of the Year

Branden Hansen is a 13 time NCAA Champion and 16 time All American. He is the first person in NCAA history to win the 100 and 200 breaststroke 4 years in a row.

 

Brandan Hansen Olympics 2004, 2008, 2012

 

2002 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions 7-1 more info to follow

2002: LONGHORN THREE-PEAT
Event Champions:
- 100 breaststroke
- 200 breaststroke
- 100 butterfly
- 1-meter diving
- 3-meter diving

The Longhorns captured their third consecutive NCAA Championship and ninth title in school history in dramatic fashion, coming back to take the lead in the second-to-last event of the evening, then holding on in the final event for the overall team victory. Texas scored a total of 512 points, finishing just ahead of second-place Stanford (501). The 11-point edge was the closest margin of victory since the advent of the 16-place scoring system in 1985.

 

2003 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 5-2 more info to follow

 

 

Scott Goldblatt Olympics 2000 and 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 6-1  more info to follow

Ian Crocker, Scott Goldblatt, Brendan Hansen, Aaron Peirsol, and Neil Walker win Olympic Gold

2005 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 6-2 more info to follow

 

2006 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 5-3 more info to follow

Hansen named USA Swimming Male Athlete of the Year

2007- Coach Eddie Reese Pending 6-0 more info to follow

 

 

Jamie's acceptance speech into the TSDHOF starts at 4:40 mark in the link below

http://www.tsdhof.org/jamie-rauch

 

 

 

Troy Dumais Is The Only UT Athlete That has  Participated In The Olympics Games 4 Times.

2008 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 8-1 more info to follow

 

Garrett Weber-Gale Olympics 2008

Rick Berens Olympics 2008 and 2012

 

 

Scott Spann, Jr. Olympics 2008

 

Dave Walters- Olympics 2008

 

 

 

Brendan Hansen, Aaron Peirsol, Ricky Berens, Ian Crocker, Garrett Weber-Gale, and Dave Walters win Olympic Gold

2009 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 8-1 more info to follow

 

As of 2015 Jimmy Feign has the fastest Longhorn time in the 50 free and 100 free.

As of 2015 Dave Walters the fastest Longhorn time in the 200 free.

As of 2015 Ricky Berens has the fastest Longhorn time in the 200 IM.

As of 2015 Scott Spann, Jr. has the fastest Longhorn time in the 200 Breaststrok

 

2010 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions 5-1 more info to follow

Coach Scoggins is Coach of the Year

 

 2011 Coach Eddie Reese 6-1 more info to follow

 

 

 

 

• Three-time NCAA Champion (2012 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay)
• Eight-time All-American
• Two-time honorable mention All-American
• Seven-time Big 12 Champion

 

 

 

Michael McBroom is the first Longhorn to ever win the NCAA Championship in the 1650 free.

As of 2015 Michael McBroom has the fastest Longhorn time in the 1650 free.

2012 - Coach Eddie Reese more info to follow

 

Austin Surhoff 

Austin Surhoff

 

• Two-time NCAA Champion (2012 400 freestyle relay, 2010 200 IM)
• Three-time All-American
• Four-time honorable mention All-American
• Big 12 Champion

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Berens and Brendan Hansen win Olympic Gold

2013 - Coach Eddie Reese more info to follow

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Big 12 Champs 2013

 

 

2014 - Coach Eddie Reese more info to follow

As of 2015 Clark Smith has the fastest Longhorn time in the 200 butterfly.

2015 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions more info to follow

As of 2015 Will Licon has the fastest Longhorn time in the 400 IM.

As of 2015 Clark Smith has the fastest Longhorn time in the 500 free.

As of 2015 Jack Conger has the fastest Longhorn time in the 100 Butterfly.

 

2016 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions more info to follow

Townley Haas is the first Longhorn to win the NCAA Championship in the 500 free.

2016 - Olympians Representing The USA more info to follow

 

 

 

 

 

Kris Kubik - Eddie Reese assistant Coach is inducted into the HOH in 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     2016 Longhorn Olympians

Olympians  more info to follow

Townley Haas, Clark Smith, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen finalized berths on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Swimming Team.

Jimmy Feigen olympics 2012, 2016

Joseph Schooling Olympiad for Singapore

Jack Conger World record video is below

https://youtu.be/n7Je75ONZwY

                                                

Link to swimmers participating in the Rio Olympics is below. 

http://www.burntorangenation.com/2016/7/12/12153384/texas-longhorns-rio-olympics-2016-swimming