Articles by Coleman Hodges

A Day in the (Meet) Life: Stanford Women’s Swimming (Video Feature)

Overall, it would seem from the outside that the Stanford women found a very solid foundation for their team chemistry. 

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Brooke Forde: I Feel like I’m Fitting in Well with the Team (Video)

After a stellar weekend in College Station, it would appear Brooke Forde is adjusting well to her new home in Palo Alto.

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Angel Martinez: “My Goal This Season is to Win SEC’s” (Video)

The follow-up to a thrilling women’s 200 fly race was just as exuberating, as A&M Teammates Brock Bonetti and Angel Martinez battled closely to the touch

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Bethany Galat Discusses Getting Through Rut via Team Support (Video)

After touching 8th at the 100, Bethany Galat surged with Sydney Pickrem ahead of the pack in the final 100 yards of the 200 Breast, Galat finishing 2nd behind Pickrem in 2:06.52

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Lisa Bratton: “I’m Ready to see What This Team can Do” (Video)

Texas A&M’s Lisa Bratton had an impressive performance in the 200 back, rolling to a personal best 1:50.10

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Drabot: “A Year Under my Belt Helped with Confidence” (Video)

On the final night of competition at the 2017 Art Adamson Invite, Stanford’s Katie Drabot had a big swim in the 200 fly

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Ledecky: “I feel really good about the work I’ve put in” (Video)

While you’re wrapping your heads around Katie Ledecky’s insane American Record, hear what the champ herself had to say about it

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Silja Kansakoski: “I Have a lot to Fix with my Technique” (Video)

Silja Kansakoski has been making some big waves since coming stateside earlier this year

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Mauro Castillo: “I Just Wanted to be 52” (Video)

Texas A&M’s Mauro Castillo Luna controlled the 100 breast from start to finish

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Eastin pleased with pulling out “smooth” 4:00 400 IM (Video)

One of the highlight swims of the session came in the 400 IM, where Ledecky battled reigning NCAA champ and teammate Ella Eastin

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Claire Rasmus Builds on Summer Success (Video)

A&M Junior Claire Rasmus had a breakout summer in 2017, finishing 7th at the Summer Nationals in the 200 free and qualifying for the World University Games

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Beryl Gastadello on Ledecky: “I Had a Lot of Fun Racing Her” (Video)

Using an incredible underwater to gain momentum off the last turn, the Aggie was able to reel in and pass the Cardinal in the last few strokes to take the win

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Simone Manuel Explains Injury (Video)

Simone has been practicing with the team as normal, but has been limited to pulling due to a nagging hip injury that started early in the semester

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Sydney Pickrem Gives Interview on Massage Table like a Pro (Video)

Pickrem was gracious enough to speak with SwimSwam while on the massage table, and she discussed how integral the team energy is at a meet like this

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Janet Hu Discusses 1st Time Under 22 Since 2013 (Video)

Béryl Gastaldello and Janet Hu both had encouraging swims in the 50 free.

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