Caspar Corbeau Bids Farewell to Texas, to Skip Fifth Year

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Caspar Corbeau Bids Farewell to Texas, to Skip Fifth Year

Caspar Corbeau has ended his time at the University of Texas and will skip the possibility of a fifth year to train in the Netherlands for the Paris Olympics.

Corbeau posted to his Instagram page on Monday with the news.


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Corbeau wrote:

“Thank you Austin, and thank you to everyone who made my time here so special. I can’t post everyone who’s had a positive impact on me, but, just know I love y’all.”

Corbeau assembled an outstanding career in Austin. A member of the 2021 National Championship squad, he helped the Longhorns finish second the following year. He was part of the 400 free relay that won the NCAA title in 2022 and the 400 medley relay that won in 2021. He’s an 18-time All-American, including all four years in the 100 breast and 200 breast, and a four-time honorable mention All-American, including three times in the 200 individual medley. He won the Big 12 title in the 200 breast all four years and three straight in the 100 breast. He won silver medals at consecutive NCAAs in the 200 breast in 2022 and 2023.

He could’ve taken a fifth year for the COVID-19 pandemic but has opted against it.

Born in Portland, Ore., Corbeau represents the Netherlands internationally. He swam for the Dutch at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021, failing to make it out of prelims in either breaststroke event. With Nyls Korstanje and a handful of sprinters, the Dutch will fancy their chances to qualify a men’s medley relay for Paris.

Corbeau finished fifth in the 200 breast at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka this summer. He was 10th in the 50 breast and didn’t swim the 100.

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