Articles by Coleman Hodges

Coleman’s Carpool: 10 Minutes in the hot seat with Dave Durden (Video)

In Coleman’s Carpool we get the insider’s perspective on your favorite swimmers. SwimSwam Head of Production, Coleman Hodges, invites swimmers…

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Coleman’s Carpool: The coolest kids on deck at Mesa Pro Swim (Video)

When I met Cameron, Tanner, and Kyle, I knew I had found the kids that had a shared level of swim geek with me

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Top 20 (+1) Quotes from the Mesa Arena Pro Swim (Video)

Here’s the best of the best (or just funniest) things that the top athletes in our sport had to say this weekend.

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Madisyn Cox: “How can you not have fun swimming outside?” (Video)

The leader of the 200 IM switched at almost every leg, but it came down to a battle between Madisyn Cox and Melanie Margalis where only 0.06 separated the two.

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Ledecky: “I feel old at these meets for the first time” (Video)

If you watched the 800 freestyle at Mesa, you watched two of the fastest 800 freestylers in the world compete between Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith

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Chase Kalisz: “I thought I’d be pretty bad this week” (Video)

Chase Kalisz finished up the weekend in Mesa with 2 best times and 2 wins in the 200 fly and 200 IM

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Leah Smith talks changes that come with pro life (Video)

Leah Smith was second with a 8:27.55, which put her as seventh in the world rankings for this year

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Ali Deloof: “I did not expect to go that fast” (Video)

In the women’s 100 backstroke, Ali DeLoof made it look easy as she won by a second in a time of 59.43

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Grevers: “Pebley and I both really want that 2nd spot” (Video)

Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers of Tucson Ford Dealers won the 100 backstroke with a 54.15

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See us jive with Madison Kennedy for 2.5 minutes (Video)

Madison Kennedy comments on the new Pro swim schedule, Dana Vollmer’s start, and her homemade wedding dress (among other similarly enticing topics)

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Mary-Sophie Harvey: “I got a virus during trials last week” (Video)

17 year-old Harvey finished with a 4:38.05 just ahead of Katie Ledecky, who swam a 4:38.16.

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Pebley: “You’d think I’d have it down by this point” (Video)

Jacob Pebley held on to his top seed from this morning winning the 200 backstroke by nearly two seconds.

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Dana Vollmer: “It’s not about medals, it’s not about records” (Video)

A green suit meant she was having a boy, and a pink meant girl, and today in Mesa Vollmer walked out to the blocks in the green suit.

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Simone: “I usually don’t have that speed at this point” (Video)

SImone Maunel blasted a 24.66 en route to a convincing victory in the 50 free in Mesa

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Chase Kalisz: “I got back in the water Monday after NCAA’s” (Video)

At finals Kalisz completely separated himself from the field, swimming in clear water most of the race

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