VIDEO INTERVIEW: Townley Haas, Eddie Reese Talk Insane 200 Free Swim

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Following his incredible 1:30.46 swim in the 200 free, which crushed Simon Burnett’s U.S. Open Record set in 2006, Townley Haas and Eddie Reese sat down with David Rieder of Swimming World. The pair discussed the journey from his incredible relay split two days ago to his performance today, as well as the role of teammate Clark Smith in his preparation. The duo laugh about Haas’s progress throughout the year, specifically in his work on turns. Reese also mentions a text from Burnett which congratulated Haas and advised him to keep listening to Reese. With success like this, it is no doubt Haas will take that advice. The pair look towards the 1650, which will take place tomorrow and tie up what has been an incredible meet for Haas and the Longhorns so far.


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    Cathleen Pruden

    This is great–love it!!! Yall are getting awesome interviews!!

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    Townley is incredible; it’s unfortunate however that the interviewer felt it necessary to bad mouth Townleys age group team. That was out of line and uncalled for. Townley of course deflected the loaded question like the class act that he is.

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      Well Said. The NOVA team, swimmers and coaches, are a great group.