BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University swimming and diving program sent 13 current, former, and Indiana Swim Club trainees, and two coaches to the Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo. The athletes returned with 11 medals.
IU head diving coach Drew Johansen served as the head coach for Team USA’s diving program that won three medals (2S, 1B) and counting, including the first ever medal in the women’s 10m Synchro Platform and women’s 3m Springboard events. Hoosier head swimming coach Ray Looze was an assistant swimming coach for Team USA. The Americans claimed 30 medals (11G, 10S, 9B) during the swimming stages of the Olympic competition, 10 more than Australia (20), the next closest country in the standings.
Current Hoosier student-athletes or alums combined to earn 10 medals (4G, 5S, 1B), led by relay golds from Zach Apple and Blake Pieroni and three silver medals from the diving well.
The total medal count (10) is the highest produced by the Indiana swim and dive program since Mark Spitz led the way during the historic Olympic Games 1972 Munich. IU athletes would earn 16 medals (12G, 3S, 1B) in ’72. Spitz set a then Olympic record with seven gold medals and seven world records.
FINAL RESULTS BY ATHLETE
Bailey Andison – 200m IM (18th)
Zach Apple – 100m Freestyle (11th), 400m Freestyle Relay (Gold), 800m Freestyle Relay (4th), 400m Medley Relay (Gold)
Michael Brinegar – 800m Freestyle (17th), 1500m Freestyle (17th)
Andrew Capobianco – 3m Springboard (10th), 3m Synchro Springboard (Silver)
Marwan Elkamash – 400m Freestyle (14th), 800m Freestyle (16th)
Tomer Frankel – 100m Butterfly (21st), 800m Freestyle Relay (10th)
Mike Hixon – 3m Synchro Springboard (Silver)
Ali Khalafalla – 50m Freestyle (t-24th), 100m Freestyle (t-30th)
Lilly King – 100m Breaststroke (Bronze), 200m Breaststroke (Silver), 400m Medley Relay (Silver)
Vini Lanza – 100m Butterfly (26th), 200m IM (25th)
Annie Lazor* – 200m Breaststroke (Bronze)
Jessica Parratto – 10m Synchro Platform (Silver)
Blake Pieroni – 400m Freestyle Relay (Gold), 800m Freestyle Relay (4th), 400m Medley Relay (Gold)