Blaire Bachman Discusses Virginia Fall Training, Being a Head Coach at 24

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 Blaire Bachman, the associate head coach at the University of Virginia. Bachman takes us through her thoughts on the hoos’ performances at the 2021 Tennessee invite, their mid-season rest meet, as well as how training has been for the defending national champions (on the women’s side) this fall. We then delve into Blaire’s coaching journey and she gives us key insights on what she’s picked up over the course of her 10+ year career so far.


Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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1 month ago

Amazing interview! WOW

Bill Rhoads
1 month ago

Blair I met you briefly in gainesville at a lake Lanier swim. Think it was your first or second year coaching. Neat to see how far you’ve come! Congratulations

Circle swim
1 month ago

Good interview. Would be surprised if she isn’t offered a head coaching opportunity soon.

1 month ago

Has Alex Walsh ever talked about how she became so versatile? I would love to hear SwimSwam ask her about that some time because my mind is honestly still blown about just how good she is across all strokes and distances.

Deaf and frustrated
1 month ago

I would love to know what she’s saying, but there’s no transcript or captions available :/

HOO love
1 month ago

hoo wouldn’t want to swim for UVA after listening to this?

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