Adam Mania, Swimming’s Favorite Swimmer, Video Interview

Adam Mania, Twitter Profile Pic

Adam Mania, Twitter Profile Pic

Adam Mania is the most interesting swimmer in the world…

Ok, maybe not the most interesting…unless you really know him…but he is one of the most liked swimmers on deck.

Adam swam at the 2004 Athens Olympics for Poland. In 2006 he switched to the US.  He swam for the University of Wisconsin and was coached by Eric Hansen. Adam netted a Big 10 title in the 4×100 free relay and 13 All-American honors.

Adam’s a 2006 US National Champion in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM.

Adam’s famous for training only 6-8k per week, coaching full-time and somehow continuing to swim at a world-class level.

Adam’s presently finishing his masters in business and plans produce a pro swim meet for his world-class swimming friends.

You can follow Adam Mania on Twitter here. 

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So my question is… Are there non cool swimmers?


Totally agree, swimming needs to be reinvented for the masses, Lochte is making inroads. Look at the sport of cricket, introducing a streamlined version (20/20 ) Boosted the sport immeasurably and attracted a whole new fan base( and not just for the new version). Even the fact that Adam can compete at such a high level albeit in the 50’s with so little training, opens the sport up and makes it far more attractive. So much potential still in this sport.
Oh and pretty sure it’s time to look at how masters swimming is structured and marketed!

Adam and Dave (his coach & our Central Zone Rep.) are 2 of the coolest guys in WI.

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