Bret Lundgaard Doesn’t Want to Leave “Any Stone Unturned” As New Head Coach of Kentucky

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.

Bret Lundgaard was named the new head coach of Kentucky Swimming and Diving on July 24, 2023. We caught up with the new leader of the wildcats to see how his stint in Lexington has gone so far. Lundgaard has put an emphasis on establishing a base of trust by getting to know the team and not rushing into heavy training too fast. He discusses his coaching staff, the town of Lexington, and holding open tryouts in an attempt to leave no stone unturned.


Music: Otis McDonald

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2 months ago

Legit af! Go Big BLue!

2 months ago

Great interview! believe Bret will do great things at Kentucky.

2 months ago

What a class act! Great hire Kentucky

2 months ago

The team is enjoying you at UK, Bret! You and the staff keep up the good work. 😺

2 months ago

Go Big Blue! Loved the interview!

2 months ago

We miss you, Bret! Proud of you and excited for you though.

2 months ago

Great interview, Coleman! What a refreshing perspective Coach Lundgaard is bringing to UK. That sounds like a great environment (and great staff) in Lexington.

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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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