Video Interviews: Eddie Reese and Texas Talk NCAA Title; Schooling Was Sick

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At the conclusion of the men’s NCAA championships, Texas head coach Eddie Reese discussed the Longhorns’ third straight NCAA title in video interviews with Swimming World.

During the interview with Reese, the coach revealed that Joseph Schooling became sick after his 100 fly prelim swim and still decided to give the 200 fly a go. Reese did not give any more details on the illness. Schooling was the two-time defending champion in the 200 fly, but he finished 37th in prelims.

Schooling, however, ended up being healthy enough to split a 41.02 on Texas’ meet-ending and victorious 400 free relay.

Reese also reflected on his three seniors that broke records (Will Licon, Clark Smith and Jack Conger) and explained why each NCAA championship feels different.

Also hear from Licon and from Smith after they each set American records on the way to individual victories on the final night.

5 Comments

5 comments

  1. avatar
    Tyler

    i think thats a lie about joseph schooling being sick. he went 43 in the 100 fly, 18 seconds in the 50 free and split a 41 in the 400 free relay….all which are personal best times for him. to throw down all those times down n not even make the B final in the 200 fly is a bit fishy…..seems like someone forced Joe to give up the 200 fly.

    • avatar
      JOhn

      Agreed 100%. Schooling was so sick he was still able to go 41.0 on the relay. Man, if he were healthy he is at least a 39.6.

      I find Schooling to be an arrogant jerk. Loved seeing Caleb beat him.

      • avatar
        Sage D

        Learn how to spell Caeleb’s name buddy.

  2. avatar
    GRUBBY_1

    That’s so flagrant. Joe an arrogant jerk? Come on. All of this meet was above board except for the officiating.

  3. avatar
    Cody Limmer

    Do you really think Joe Schooling, an Olympic gold medalist and millionaire, would lie about being sick at NCAAs? When his team were the clear winners after day 1? Come on people.

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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