Strong Team Looks for Strong Start to Season

Rachel Wenzlaff

This Friday at TCU, head coach Eddie Reese will dive into his 35th season at UT. Reese was selected to coach at numerous Olympic games, so it comes as no surprise that the Longhorns have achieved top-three finishes in 27 of 34 NCAA Championship meets under his leadership.

Coming off a win against No. 12 Georgia on Jan. 12, No. 7 Texas looks to continue its winning tradition against the Horned Frogs.

Senior Michael McBroom, who has gained international recognition, is the nation’s leader in the 1650-meter freestyle and is ranked in the top three nationally for both the 1000-meter and 500-meter freestyle. McBroom set a positive tone for 2013 by securing a win in all four of his events against Auburn and Georgia. McBroom, along with senior Dax Hill and sophomore Clay Youngquist, are expected to lead the Longhorns against TCU.

The Texas men’s swim team boasts an incredibly strong roster this season, featuring three seniors who have won NCAA individual titles during their collegiate careers at Texas. Expectations are high, and only time will tell if the Longhorns can withstand the pressure.