July 23, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana University head swimming coach Ray Looze has been tapped to serve as an analyst for WTHR Channel 13's Ozone show that airs in Indianapolis before NBC's prime time Olympic programming.
Looze's role in the coverage will be to provide perspective, background and analysis for the swimming events. Some of the topics will be to react to that day's events - explain surprises and any technical issues that might come up - like a disqualification or suit malfunction.
Looze will provide analysis for each night of the swimming competition, beginning July 28 and running through Aug. 4.
In addition to having three current/former Hoosiers competing at the 2012 London Games, Looze himself is an accomplished swimmer. As a student at USC he posted top-10 finishes in eight NCAA events, including a second-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley at the 1990 NCAA Championships. Looze competed at the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, where he just missed out on a spot on the team with a third-place finish in the 400-meter IM and fifth-place finish in the 200-meter IM.
Recent IU graduate Margaux Farrell (France), sophomore Dorina Szekeres (Hungary) and senior Nicholas Schwab (Dominican Republic) will continue the tradition of Hoosier swimmers at the Olympic Games. Indiana swimmers have brought home a total of 50 medals, led by nine gold medals from Olympic legend Mark Spitz.