Listen to ISHOF Honoree, and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Eddie Reese’s Audio book

By: The Daily News Of Open Water Swimming

To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore

HARED FROM  DNOWS January 20, 2024

One of coolest athletes to take to the open water is waterman and 7-time Olympic medalist Aaron Piersol (5 gold + 2 silver).

He was coached in college by Eddie Reese of the University of Texas who is one of the most successful swimming coaches in the United States.

Coach Reese has served as the USA Olympic Swim Team coach 7 times, coached 39 Olympic gold medalists, 16 silver medalists, and 8 bronze medals, and has won the NCAA Team Championship 15 times over his 46-year career.

His life and career are described in the new audiobook, EDDIE REESE: Coaching Swimming, Teaching Life by Chuck Warner and Dana Abbott, two of his assistant coaches from Texas.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame describes the book, “It details the training, leadership, and how to teach life lessons to bring the most out of each individual through the process of development in their sport.  Coach Eddie Reese’s exceptional combined qualities of kindness, humor and effectiveness have elevated him to the status of national treasure. Eddie has a simple formula for success in swimming and life: ‘Take care of yourself, take care of each other, and the rest will take care of itself.‘”

Five-time Olympic coach Bill Sweetenham said, “Eddie Reese, no person a better coach and no coach a better person. This book says it all. A Master class from a true genius in our sporting world.

Mack Brown, Head Football Coach at the University of North Carolina said, “The lessons in this book are invaluable for anyone interested in becoming a better leader.”

Rick Barnes, University of Tennessee basketball coach, “I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it, He’s a master of his craft. He works his sport better than anybody I’ve ever seen. He understands it. He gets it. He understands how it all comes together — mind and body. And he understands competition, what second is, and what it takes to be first.

Peirsol admits, “The book is an emotional and educational read. Although I swam for Eddie for eight years, I still learned more about him from reading this book.”

The audiobook is narrated by Eddie Reese and the two authors and was produced by Emmy-winning SueMedia Productions.

The book is available on Blackstone Audio, Audible (Amazon) and

© 2024 Daily News of Open Water Swimming

to educate, enthuse, and entertain all those who venture beyond the shoreline

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