18 minutes | Oct 11, 2018

Bill Ripol :: Episode 2

In the second episode of, "The Swimnerd Show: Swimming History", we speak with Bill Ripol, childhood friend and QDD teammate of Jeff Rouse. Bill is also a former ACC Champion in the 400 IM, swimming for the University of Virginia. Swim Sam and I got to speak to Bill about several things including... ...the worst practice(s) of his life. ...being a parent of a swimmer. ...some advice on properly choosing the right college for you. ...the excitement that Todd Desorbo & Co. have brought back to the University of Virginia. But we mainly talk about Jeff Rouse. We talk about... ...the first time he met Jeff. (Of course, it was at swim practice.) ...how at QDD there was a great group of guys (spanning several years apart) that really pushed each other. The work ethic was passed down from the older kids to the younger kids. ...another story of genuine humility that really seems to be the ethos of Jeff Rouse. ...sitting on the bulkhead at 1990 NCAA Championships with Jeff (Stanford) and Mark Lenzi (Indiana) -- 3 guys that grew up swimming for Quantico together. Jeff won the 100 Back that year in 47.50 while Mark won the 1 meter with a score of 599.00.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/swimnerd/message
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