1:00 Breaststroker McKenzie Siroky on Choosing DI Hockey Over College Swimming

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with McKenzie Siroky, the now 2x defending Michigan state champion in the 100 breast. Siroky just made headlines last week by taking down the Michigan state record in the 100 breast at 1:00.48, previously held by NCAA All-American Miranda Tucker. McKenzie explains why she’s committed to playing DI hockey over swimming in college and what her daily life looks like during high school swim season (when she is still playing hockey).


Music: Otis McDonald


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8 months ago

Does Phoebe Bacon also play hockey

Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
8 months ago

I just listened to her podcast, and I honestly think she has so much natural talent in swim, but the thing that really stood out to me was her motivation and how hard she pushes herself

She could be good at any sport with her mindset

cynthia curran
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
8 months ago

Well, I think it might partially have to do with her doing the 200 yard breaststroke. She says she like sprints and her freestyle speed of 25 would probably not be fast enough in the type of school should would swim in college so she would end up doing the 100 and 200 breaststroke in college.

8 months ago

Any relation to 1996 breaststroke Olympian Jilen Siroky?

8 months ago

She’s good at both sports that I wouldn’t be surprised if she went to select camps for both swimming and hockey.

Lucky 8s
8 months ago

Talented human!!! Have fun.

Here Comes Lezak
8 months ago

Wheel Snipe Celly, boys and girls. Congrats!

Reply to  Here Comes Lezak
8 months ago

Here for it.

8 months ago

Is she related to Jilen Siroky?

8 months ago

There is collegiate women’s hockey???

Reply to  Irllydontcare
8 months ago

Yes, with 4 more scholarships per team than swimming for fully funded programs. The championship frozen 4 games are also broadcasted live by ESPN, not just played months later on tape delay.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Irllydontcare
8 months ago

Yeah, and I double-dog dare you to take the ice on the opposing team.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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