Minnesota’s Kierra Smith currently leads the NCAA in the 200 breaststroke, and she had a chance to catch up with SwimSwam after her Gophers blew out North Dakota Friday night.
USA Paralympic swim coach Dave Denniston wrapped up the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships with Mallory Weggemann.
Video Interview: Australia’s Maddison Elliott Post-100 Back Victory, Discusses Gold Medals at Para Pan Pacs
Maddison Elliott of Australia won the women’s 100 back S8 at Para Pan Pacs with a decisive 1:18.71. She sat down at the conclusion of Friday’s finals to talk with Mallory Weggemann.
Roderick Sewell won the men’s 100 breast SB6 at Para Pan Pacs in California. Listen to his story as he talks to Mallory Weggemann about the road he took to get here.
Jessica Long has won three gold medals at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena. She talked with Mallory Weggemann about her performance, her training, and life outside the pool.
Jessica Hardy pulled ahead towards the middle of the pool to separate herself from the other swimmers. She finished first with a new national meet record time of 30.12. That should add her to the World Championship Team roster in 2015.
More Video Interview
As we wrap up 2014 Speedo Junior Nationals, SwimSwam caught up with Michael Poporat and Sam Kendricks, the voices behind the microphones. They explained why they are so enthusiastic about this meet.
Michael Andrew, shown here at far right on the podium after his 100 back title at Speedo Junior Nationals, sat down with SwimSwam to discuss his performance during the first four days at Juniors.
Utes’ head coach Joe Dykstra explains why Junior Nationals is such an important meet for recruiting purposes, and what his takeaways have been from the 2014 version.
Breakout UW-Milwaukee star and recent college grad Emily McClellan checks in with SwimSwam from her summer training home in Minnesota to talk about the big learning curve she’s tackled during her rapid rise to swimming stardom.
Coach Jeremy Anderson of Canyons Aquatic Club, host club of the 2014 Open Water Nationals, talked with SwimSwam about running this meet two years in a row, and about the growth of open water swimming among age group swimmers.
Tyler Fenwick and David Heron sat down with SwimSwam’s Anne Lepesant to talk about the past and the future of their collaboration in distance swimming.
Yale junior Eva Fabian sat down with SwimSwam to talk about open water swimming, and competing in the Ivy League.
Jordan Wilimovsky talks open water strategy with SwimSwam’s Anne Lepesant.