8-Time Olympic Medalist Nathan Adrian Expands From Swim Lessons Into Swim Club

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.

I sat down with Nathan Adrian to catch up on his life post Olympics, and he’s been extremely busy with his personal businesses. While most Olympians with his resume and medal haul would have taken a break after the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, Nathan did not have that luxury. Nathan and his partner and fellow Cal alum Will Copeland already own a pool and a thriving swim lessons business. That has kept them busy enough, but an opportunity developed for them to take the reins of a promising swim club, and these two USA Swimming National Teammates felt they needed to act immediately and get to work.  In this podcast Nathan unpacks the details of their expansion into running a full-fledged USA Swimming Swim Club.


Music: Otis McDonald


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Konner Scott
1 month ago

I thought he was already a swim bear… sounds like he’s going backwards.

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
1 month ago

Typo in the title 😉

Gold Medal Mel
Reply to  tomato
1 month ago

Sorry. Thx. Doing too much too fast 😔🤓

1 month ago

Time to put a swimswam app into production so Nathan can check his meet results. Notifications when new articles are uploaded. Reminders if you haven’t commented in a while.

NorCal Swim
1 month ago

Inspiring on every level Will & Nathan!
All the best success for you both!
Let’s swim a Streamliners dual meet sometime!

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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