AUSTIN, Texas—Longhorn Aquatics, the swimming and diving club program at The University of Texas at Austin, will send 44 athletes to the 2004 Olympic Swimming Trials, July 5-14 in Long Beach, Calif.
This elite team, the largest sent by any club to the trials, includes a roster of former Olympians, NCAA champions and nationally recognized up-and-coming club or club-level competitors.
Among the competitors are Olympic medal winners Erin Phenix, Nate Dusing and Neil Walker; world-record holder Brendan Hansen; and Ian Crocker, 2004 Sports Illustrated On Campus Athlete of the Year in men’s swimming.
Longhorn Aquatics is coached by Randy Reese, recognized as one of the outstanding swim coaches in the United States. Reese has coached more than 60 Olympic swimmers, whose records include 35 medals.
Longhorn Aquatics was recently honored by USA Swimming as the 2004 Club Excellence Team Champion. Participants train at the world-class Jamail Texas Swimming Center at The University of Texas at Austin. About 300 participants of all ages train and compete regularly with the program.
University of Texas head swim coach Eddie Reese was selected to coach the 2004 United States Olympic men’s swimming team. Eddie Reese, eight-time NCAA Coach of the Year, has coached 22 Olympians who won 21 gold medals. He also serves as an assistant coach for the Longhorn Aquatics program.
In addition to the Longhorn Aquatics team, nine other University of Texas athletes will attend the trials representing their home teams, including Joscelin Yeo, three-time Olympian representing the Republic of Singapore, and world-record holder Aaron Piersol, representing Irvine Nova Aquatics.
For more information contact: Christie Binkley, Longhorn Aquatics, 512-471-7703.