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. 

1979-Coach Eddie Reese 4-4

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

Tony Scott and Kelly Rives are All Americans

1980-Coach Eddie Reese 6-3

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

After 23 consecutive years of losing to SMU the Longhorns finally win the championship. Swimmers won 12 of 18 events at the SWC meet setting one American, 7 conference 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:

Clay Brit- Master Swim Instructor

  • 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, 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- 6-2 Coach Reese first national championship

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

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. 

 

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

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

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

     

     

     

     

    1984-Coach Eddie Reese 7-2

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

    Rick Carey - Olympics 1980 -1984

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

     

     

     

     

     

    1985-Coach Eddie Reese- 4-1

    1986-Coach Eddie Reese 5-4

    1987-Coach Eddie Reese 10-1

    1988 - coach: Eddie Reese National Champions 8-3

     

    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

    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 cruised 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

    1990 - Coach Eddie Reese 6-1  National Champion

    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.

    1991 - coach: Eddie Reese National Champions 9-0

    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

    Shaun Jordan, Doug Gjertsen and Hans Dersch win Olympic Gold

     

     

    Hans Dersch Olympics 1992

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1993 - Coach Eddie Reese 8-0

     

    1994 - Coach Eddie Reese 11-1

    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

    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

     

     

     

     

    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

    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

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

    1998 - Coach Eddie Reese 7-2

     

     

    Gary Hall Olympics 1996, 2000, 2004

     

     

     

     

    1999 - Coach Eddie Reese 6-2

     

    2000 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions

    10-0

    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

    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. Nate Dusing is 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

    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

     

     

    Scott Goldblatt Olympics 2000 and 2004

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2004 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 6-1

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

    2005 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 6-2

     

    2006 - Coach Eddie Reese Pending 5-3

    Hansen named USA Swimming Male Athlete of the Year

    2007- Coach Eddie Reese Pending 6-0

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

    Coach Scoggins is Coach of the Year

     

     2011 Coach Eddie Reese 6-1

     

     

     

     

     

    • 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

     

    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

    2013-03-02_Swimming_and_Diving_Finals_Big_12_Chelsea_Purgahn3362.jpg

    Big 12 Champs 2013

     

     

    2014 - Coach Eddie Reese

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

    2015 - coach: Eddie Reese and Matt Scoggin National Champions

    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

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

    2016 - Olympians Representing The USA

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                         2016 Longhorn Olympians

    Olympians

    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