Breaking Down the Biggest Races of the 2020 Olympic Games: Days 4-5

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 SwimSwam Co-founders Braden Keith and Mel Stewart to bring you a comprehensive preview of the biggest races to watch in the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games. In days 4 and 5 of competition, the Games really pick up, with races such as:

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john26
1 year ago

I know this is day 3, but surprised you guys don’t really get into the men’s 200free individual.

CanSwim13
1 year ago

Remember if the US women fail, its because of the milkshakes they enjoyed in Hawaii

Craig
1 year ago

Interesting that Mel is so grumpy that USA hasn’t stepped up to the plate strongly in 200 free depth for Tokyo (both men and women). He points out that in meters you just can’t fake it. As far as I can tell it is the only individual Olympic event where no male or female has won God twice… so 1) proving how tough a race it is and 2) Kinda makes Pellegrini’s multiple win’s at world’s special.

Robbos
Reply to  Craig
1 year ago

Check out the top 50 times of all time for both men & women in both 200 & 400 & see how many 25 years & above swimmers in the top 50 to understand why no one has won back to back golds in the 200. It’s a young 18-24 race.

Verram
1 year ago

I notice a fair bit of snide remarks every time they predict an Aussie gold medal .. doesn’t really happen for any other country .. hmmm

Theloniuspunk
Reply to  Verram
1 year ago

I thought that was because they have been predicting a lot of them and that Mel is going to hear about it from his buddies.

Sub13
Reply to  Verram
1 year ago

I didn’t notice snide remarks. I think they’re just making fun of Mel because he’s picked so many Aussies and they think Americans will be mad at him.

However I did notice that a certain panellist came up with any excuse he could not to pick Australia to win gold in any events lol.

Robbos
Reply to  Sub13
1 year ago

I’m loving the fear. The US is by far the most powerful swimming country. Australia is with a bunch of countries Russia & China battling for 2nd best, some years Germany, Holland or France sticks their necks out & gets a few golds for 2nd spot.
But as Commonwobat, I think said, outside of the 50/60s & then early 00s, we were normally very much in the pack a long way behind the US. Now after both our respective trials, we are seeing many are hoping for chokes from the Aussie team & some not tapered, OTS, pandemic only affecting a certain country excuses.
I’m loving it. Some see us as a threat, we are number 1 in… Read more »

Verram
Reply to  Sub13
1 year ago

Oh not just this episode but in the previous one as wel where they jokingly said the Adelaide pool must be 49meters that’s why the Aussie girls all swam 52 seconds or something like that .. so not sure whether that was a sledge or just banter .. not sure how that “joke” would fly with Americans if done in the reverse

Theloniuspunk
Reply to  Verram
1 year ago

I interpreted all of this, including the short pool comment, as different ways of saying how strong the Aussies look this year. I’ll not from Australia, so I’m less likely to think deeply about what they really mean when watching it, but over and over they had me reflecting on how good the Aussie team is.

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Reply to  Verram
1 year ago

Verram you’re a very sensitive boy, aren’t you? Let’s collectively give him a hug.

Sub13
1 year ago

Is there usually a delay in them being posted? This ep isn’t available on Spotify or Apple podcast for me

Alex Dragovich
1 year ago

Really enjoying these guys, great rapport. Coleman you disagreed w/the 100 free predictions, who do you see on the podium?

Horninco
1 year ago

Braden, you were surprised that the Aussies broke the women’s 4×200 free relay world record in 2019? Did you not read my series? I practically guaranteed it! 😉

https://swimswam.com/which-super-suited-records-can-be-broken-tier-2/

moonlight
1 year ago

What is a Chinese pancake, you ask? THIS is a Chinese pancake. Jianbing – a culinary marvel.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jianbing

Admin
Reply to  moonlight
1 year ago

Ok I’ll take 3. Thanks.

You Don’t Say
Reply to  moonlight
1 year ago

But is it made out of potatoes? LoL

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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